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I am glad to say that we have been able to make an appointment after advertising through RSCM.
In fact it was the most productive advertisement that we have ever placed – thank you!
John Everest, Halesowen Parish Church

Within two days of the advert appearing on your website we had a successful application
and the position is now filled!
John Culver, St Uny Church, Lelant

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Vacancies

Find out about current vacancies at the RSCM.
For details of institutions offering choral and organ scholarships, visit our directory.

The inclusion of advertising material on this website and in print in RSCM magazines does not imply endorsement, and the RSCM reserves the right to refuse requests for advertising that it judges do not meet the criteria of its advertising policy. The RSCM is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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080715

Organist at Broad Hinton. St Peter Ad Vincula, Broad Hinton, needs an organist and choir director as soon as possible. Our organist is retiring after more than 30 years, and we need an energetic and enthusiastic person, to build on the strength of our existing choir and develop the junior choir. Excellent interpersonal skills, a wide musical repertoire and an ability to nurture the talents of all musicians are essential. Remuneration and fees will be within the RSCM guidelines. For an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Jenni Moseling, churchwarden, on jenni.moseling(at)btinternet.com, or 01793 731629. For a full Job Description and application pack please email the Benefice Office at office(at)upkennet.eclipse.co.uk, or ring on 01672 861786.

300615

St. John’s Church Hythe, Hampshire. Director of Music/Organist. We are seeking an experienced church musician to provide organ/piano accompaniment for our weekly morning and evening services, plus occasional mid-week festival services; develop a RSCM affiliated robed choir. RSCM rates apply. For more information contact Revd Jo Elvidge 023 8084 5615 vicar(at)stjohnshythe.org

300615

Organist/Choirmaster. St Martin’s Parish Church, Low Marple, Stockport. Organist/choirmaster sought for this Anglo-Catholic Church with its famous Father Willis Organ and high musical tradition. Mature SATB choir with a desire to grow looking for energetic leadership. 10am Sung Mass each Sunday, Choral Evensong monthly, plus a small number of additional Festal services and occasional offices. RSCM rates plus fees. Details: Father Ed McKenna, St Martin’s Vicarage, 15 Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, SK6 5DT Tel 0161 427 2736, email ed1mckenna(at)aol.com, Web www.stmartins-lowmarple.co.uk

090615

St. Mary's Parish Church, Battersea wishes to appoint 1 Organ Scholar and 4 Choral Scholars (1 x SATB) for the academic year 2015-16, with the possibility of a continuation for a second year. Organ Scholarship: £2,000p.a. Choral Scholarships: £1,000p.a. Wedding and Funerals throughout the year attract extra fees. The church has a fine 2 manual, 27 stop Saxon Aldred Organ and a Kawai Grand piano, both available for use by the scholars. An application pack is available from the Director of Music (tyrone.whiting(at)gmail.com) or from the church website: www.stmarysbattersea.org.uk. To apply, candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter by email (preferable) or post to the Director of Music by 31st March 2015.

170615

Director of Music – St Andrew’s, Much Hadham. Wanted: a new Director of Music for the Anglican Church of St Andrew’s, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, for September 2015. Remuneration is within RSCM guidelines. For more details or an informal conversation please contact: Revd. Giles Tulk, Team Rector. Tel: 01279 842609 Email: muchhadhamrectory(at)gmail.com

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St. Michael the Archangel, Mere, Wiltshire, Applications invited for joint post of Organist and Choir Leader (or alternatively two separate posts). Posts available from 1st July 2015. Salary commensurate with RSCM rates plus weddings and funerals. Organist to play for 10.30am Sunday service, at least 2 evening services a month, additional special services, e.g. Easter and Christmas, weddings and funerals. Two organs: main instrument three manual Makin digital organ, previously installed in Chapel of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Also Henry Jones pipe organ. Choir Leader to lead, train and develop small robed RSCM affiliated choir which sings at 10.30am service and an augmented choir at festivals. Further details from Mr. Ian Treece, Church Administrator, The Grove Building, Church Street, Mere, Warminster. BA12 6DS or email administrator(at)stmichaelsmere.org.uk. Applications with CV to the Administrator by 17th April 2015.

130415

St James Church of England, Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport. Applications are invited for the post of organist and music coordinator at this well attended and friendly church. Our main act of worship is a 10.30am Sunday service (alternating Morning Prayer, Communion and Family service) which is preceded at 9.30am by a practice with our small, but enthusiastic choir. We have developed a mixture of traditional and contemporary music and would like to form a music group to take part in family services. Extra services as required, especially at Christmas and Easter. Superb William Hill 3-manual pipe organ well maintained and recently extensively renovated. Remuneration is commensurate with RSCM rates, plus fees for weddings and funerals. Post with effect from February 2015 on a date to be agreed. Closing date Fri 6th Feb. For information about interviews please contact the Parish Secretary on 01704 564907. Please apply in writing, enclosing a C.V. to the Parish Secretary. St James Birkdale, 26 Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport PR8 2BQ or by email to stjamesbirkdale(at)gmail.com

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St Stephen’s Rochester Row, SW1P 1LE. Assistant Organist, ARCO+ standard, for one Sunday morning with voluntary choir and three congregational Evensongs per month; occasional extras. Fee £80 per liturgical duty. Restored Binns 1903 organ, central Anglican worship, eclectic congregation and friendly leadership. Apply: rosemaryfield(at)rmfield.co.uk with covering letter and CV. Closing date April 27th. Interview/audition early May, post starts asap thereafter.

100715

St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan, a friendly, welcoming Scottish Episcopal Church, requires an Organist/Choir Director. RSCM affiliated. Weekly Sung Eucharists (varied settings, and at least one anthem monthly). Occasional full Choral Evensongs (Sundays) and combined services with other local Episcopal churches (midweek). Choir Practice (Thursdays) for adults and youngsters. Choir has sung in Berlin and Rome in recent years. Wyvern Organ (two manual). Extensive music library. RSCM suggested rates, dependent on experience. Please contact ind.dominic(at)gmail.com and wr.anderson(at)hushmail.com

300615

St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield (www.stmarkssheffield.co.uk). Applications invited for Organist at this well attended and forward thinking church with a strong musical tradition and benefitting from one of the finest pipe organs in Sheffield (refurbished 2015). Playing required for Sunday morning Eucharist, other services when required, and choir rehearsals. Large SATB choir of up to 40 adults. Remuneration in line with RSCM guidelines (Category A) plus fees. Application by covering letter and CV, including details of two referees familiar with applicant’s playing, general musicianship, and professional ethic. One of the referees, where applicable, should be the current or most recent church employer. Further details, please contact: Mark McCombs, Director of Music, Tel: 07725 544842. Email: mua08mwm(at)sheffield.ac.uk. Return Applications to: Church Administrator, St Mark’s Church, c/o The Vicarage, 4, St Mark’s Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG. Closing date: Thursday 30 April 2015

300615

Church Organist Vacancy. Dorking United Reformed Church has a vacancy for a regular organist to play for Sunday Services. Fees negotiable. For further details please contact Chaplain Ted Bellingham on 07889-878471 or email tedbellingham(at)aol.com

170615

Bisley benefice (South Cotswolds) seeks to appoint organist/choir director. Duties include: playing at two churches on Sunday mornings (usually Eucharists), and setting up new choir(s). Availability for weddings and funerals desirable but not essential. RSCM rates apply. For more information contact Revd Rosie Woodall 01452 771084 vicar(at)bisleybenefice.org.uk www.bisleybenefice.org.uk

060615

Organist required from August 2015. St Margaret’s Parish Church, Warnham, near Horsham, West Sussex. Our young talented organist is going up to Cambridge to be organ scholar at Emmanuel. We need someone to take over playing for our services, with the possibility if desired of taking the entire role of Director of Music. Warnham is an active, friendly village parish which values its broad range of musical activities, and supports the choir enthusiastically. Robed choir with boys and girls and adults, RSCM affiliated, using the Voice For Life scheme; 3-manual Wyvern organ with a fine sound, recently upgraded and rebalanced. Sundays: 3 mornings and evenings per month minimum; feast days (if weekday commitment is not possible, plenty of deps are available). Salary £2,000 plus weddings and funerals, or £4,000 if taking up DoM role. Please contact jobrowse(at)outlook.com or 01403 242100 for more information.

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St Andrews Church of Scotland in Brussels is looking for a new Organist and Choir Director. There is one Sunday service and one Choir practice per week. There is an adult choir and a junior choir, both of which sing an anthem each week. For details, please contactmusic(at)churchofscotland.be

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St. Peter’s Church, West Blatchington, Hove. Organist wanted at this thriving, energetic and friendly parish. Duties to include running a small enthusiastic choir, Sunday services, major festival services, weddings, funerals and other duties as required; opportunities to arrange concerts. Further information or for an informal conversation, please contact Fr. Daniel Smith Tel: 01273 732459 or e-mail: db.smith(at)alumni.oxon.net

290415

The Parish Church of Saint George the Martyr, Waterlooville. Organist and choir leader required. RSCM affiliated SATB robed choir. RSCM rates. Details from Fr Mike Sheffield 023 9226 2145 parishpriest(at)stgeorgesnews.org

280415

Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Leeds require a new Director of Music. Liberal Catholic Parish. Robed Choir. The Organ is 'a fine J.J.Binns 22- stop pipe organ, 2 manuals and pedals'. Good people skills and a flexible and modern approach required. Parish Eucharist plus some All Age Services using keyboard and singing group. Weekly Choir Practice. 20+ Weddings and about 60 Funerals per year. RSCM Rates. More information from Fr Jeremy Trigg, jeremy.trigg(at)gmail.com, Tel 0113 805 0558

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Wanted

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300615

Llandaff Cathedral welcomes top visiting choirs! Saturdays at 5.30pm or Sundays & weekdays in holiday time. Contact Jonathan Bielby (Interim Director of Music) office(at)llandaffcathedral.org.uk

Announcements

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Llandaff Cathedral welcomes top visiting choirs! Saturdays at 5.30pm or Sundays & weekdays in holiday time. Contact Jonathan Bielby (Interim Director of Music) office(at)llandaffcathedral.org.uk

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Competent singers & organists required
– Poscimur – Small, Friendly, Robed, Adult, SATB Choir, RSCM affiliated – sings in Cathedrals – UK Wide Membership . . . Contact Cathie: 0208 857 4685, mcshore(at)btinternet.com www.poscimur.co.uk