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In fact it was the most productive advertisement that we have ever placed – thank you!
John Everest, Halesowen Parish Church

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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.

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161014

St Catherine’s, Littleton, Winchester is an energetic and friendly parish which seeks to appoint an organist and choir director with immediate effect. It is one of five parishes in the Downs Benefice which has just appointed a new incumbent and is looking forward to a period of mission and growth. St Catherine’s has a congregation of around 60 including a well–established and enthusiastic choir of 12 (SATB, accustomed to sing four-part anthems at most services). Duties include taking choir practice on Friday evenings, traditional sung Eucharist at 10.00am on three Sundays per month, an informal Morning Worship on one Sunday per month, one Sunday evening Peace and Wholeness service per month and Festivals as required. There are opportunities to play at occasional weddings, funerals and baptisms. The church has a modern two manual and pedals Makin organ, and the choir director will have responsibility for the choice and selection of music. Annual fee by arrangement. In the first instance please contact David Targett, churchwarden, wdtcgt(at)aol.com, tel 01962 886186.

151014

Parish Church of St Edward, Cheddleton. Organist and Choir Director required to lead and develop our established and enthusiastic RSCM affiliated mixed choir. (Deputy organist available for cover.) For further details contact: The Rev'd Amanda Pike, 01538 360226, email: amanda183pike(at)btinternet.com.

111014

Organ Scholar sought at St John's Notting Hill, London, for 2014-15. £1000 per annum plus further paid opportunities. Closing date for applications is 25th July. More info: http://stjohnsnottinghill.com/viewlist.php?type=Job%20Vacancies

101014

Wanted: Music Director for St John’s Church, Selsdon. For full details see our website: www.achurchnearyou.com/selsdon-st-john-the-divine or contact Revd Jenny Rowley (Rector), The Rectory, Upper Selsdon Road, CR2 8DD, 0208 657 2343.

081014

All Saints, Okehampton, Devon is seeking an organist and choir leader. Wide-ranging pattern of traditional and contemporary music. RSCM affiliated. 3 manual Hele organ and Roland electric piano. Senior and junior choirs. Friendly, forward-looking church. Up to £5000 pa plus fees according to experience and availability. Contact Rev’d Stephen Cook 01837 659297 scook9673(at)aol.com or visit www.northmoorteam.org.uk for full details.

250914

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Olney. Director of Music/Organist (part-time) who will maintain and build the strong music tradition in our vibrant church. Responsibilities include: leading the music at the weekly Eucharist and Choral Evensong once a month; training and developing the choir (rehearsal Thursday evenings); oversight of the Ensemble Band, Worship Group and their leaders; encouragement and support of our two junior organ scholars. Salary in accordance with RSCM rates (£4390 p.a. plus fees). The church has a fine Binns recently refurbished organ. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. For further information please contact: Rector Revd Claire Wood, tel 01234 713308, email revclairewood(at)gmail.com, website www.olneyparish.org.uk.

250914

St Mary’s, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead. Director of Music required from September 2014. Committed RSCM affiliated SATB choir of 10 adults and 7 trebles. Walker organ dating from 1910, restored in 2006 and regularly maintained and tuned by them.  Sunday morning service, E/S 2 x month, major festivals and regular Friday choir practice (but not August). Remuneration by arrangement plus wedding and funeral fees. For more details contact Revd Jenny Hill, 01442 265272 rector(at)stmaryshemel.org.uk

200914

St Martin’s, North Nibley, Gloucestershire. A lively, committed and enthusiastic Organist & Choir Director required from September 2014. Enthusiastic RSCM affiliated SATB choir of 10 adults; a small two manual pipe organ which is regularly tuned and maintained by a professional organ tuner/builder. Sunday morning service, major festivals and regular choir practice (but not August). Remuneration by arrangement plus wedding and funeral fees. Full details and job description from Canon Rob Axford, 01453 842175, rob(at)robaxford.plus.com

200914

All Saints, New Eltham are seeking an organist/choirmaster. Our church uses a range of hymns and choruses, and our choir sings both traditional and modern anthems. Our organ is a two-manual instrument by Henry Jones & Son, South Kensington. We are seeking a person who will enjoy working with our amateur mixed ability choir and our junior choir. There is sung Eucharist every Sunday morning with the choir practising every week and singing at major festivals and other selected services. Salary negotiable. For further details please contact Revd Annette Rose on 0208 850 0374 or revannette.rose(at)btinternet.com.

270814

Felsted School, Felsted, Essex. Graduate Resident Assistant (Organist) required for the academic year 2014/2015, on a one year fixed term contract. We are seeking a GRA with a keen interest in the playing of organs, organ tuition and a desire to work within the teaching profession. This role would suit an Organ Scholar who has experience of providing tuition to students in both theory and aural, and has the confidence and ability to play the fine, large, well-maintained three-manual organ at all Chapel services for the school. In addition this role requires liaison with the Directors of Music, head of the Choral Programme, and supervision of student practice. There may also be the opportunity for some classroom teaching. Full board and accommodation provided, plus an honorarium. For job description and to apply, visit www.felsted.org or call 01371 822622. Closing date: 3 June 2014, interviews 6 June 2014.

230814

The Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth, Cornwall wishes to appoint a Choir Director/Organist. Our Parish Church is situated in the centre of the University town of Falmouth. We have a flourishing SATB Choir which sings at the Morning Eucharist and Choral Evensong on Sundays. Salary to be agreed within the RSCM scale. Closing date for applications: 20th June 2014. For further information and a job description please contact: The Revd Stephen Tudgey. Tel 01326-319141 or e-mail: steve.tudgey(at)btinternet.com

230814

Director of Music. Trinity United Reformed Church, Wimbledon seeks a proficient musician with knowledge and appreciation of traditional and contemporary repertoire, to serve as Director of Music and Organist, leading and developing its choir. The post is part-time, with weekly hours varying across the year, but mostly on Sunday mornings. The successful appointee will be inspiring, encouraging and enthusiastic about co-ordinating music involving a breadth of instruments, abilities and styles, and have either proven experience or clear potential. It is planned that our existing manual pipe organ will be re-developed, providing opportunity for leadership in that project. We have a Yamaha concert grand piano. Remuneration negotiable but in line with RSCM Category A scale. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS check. A full role description and related information may be obtained from our website www.trinitywimbledon.org. Interested applicants, who will be invited to provide a full musical CV, should contact the Church Secretary, email: alexander.mcleish(at)btinternet.com or via the Church Office on 020 8946 9281(option 2). Closing date for applications - 20 June 2014.

150814

Director of Music required for St Nicholas, Marston, Oxford. We seek a skilled, experienced organist to lead morning and evening worship and continue training SATB and junior choirs. Salary at top end of RSCM category B. Contact 01865 248260, geoff(at)geoff-hale.com. Website www.godspell.org.uk/nicholas

140814

The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames wishes to appoint a Director of Music. Further details and a job description are available from The Revd Canon Martyn Griffiths ssc, The Rectory, Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 2AU. Email: rector.hwr(at)btinternet.com. The closing date for applications is 24th May 2014.

170714

Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Dronfield, NE Derbyshire. We are an active church seeking to appoint a Director of Music to maintain an established choral tradition and to develop more informal styles of worship through our instrumental group. The Director would act as organist and choirmaster and share responsibility for between one and three Sunday services. Salary would be based on RSCM rates with potential additional fees from weddings and funerals. Full details of the church and the post from Revd Peter Bold: pebold(at)talk21.com

170714

Organist and Choirmaster required for the United Parish of East Harptree with West Harptree and Hinton Blewett. The choir and congregation of this thriving United Chew Valley parish are looking for an organist and choirmaster with vision and enthusiasm to continue and develop our strong musical tradition. Sunday morning choral Eucharist (or All Age Service once a month) and monthly evensong. All Age Service optional, August off duty. To find out more, contact Dr Andrew Day on 01761 221500.

180714

Organist/Pianist at St Mary’s, Hayes, Kent. We are seeking a new Organist/Pianist to further develop music at St Mary’s. We are an active, welcoming church with a range of music styles. There is a fine manual Mander tracker action organ, a robed choir, RSCM affiliated, a separate singing group in formation and a small piano-led instrumental group. The successful applicant will play a key creative role in shaping and enabling the use of music in worship. Salary negotiable + generous fees and professional development support. We will consider all applicants. Further details from Mrs Carol Truelove, Church Administrator, on 020 8462 1373. Email: stmarys.hayeskent(at)btinternet.com. Web: www.stmaryshayeskent.co.uk

180714

St Mary’s Church, Sanderstead, South Croydon - Director of Music and Organist. St Mary’s is a forward-thinking, Eucharistic, RSCM-affiliated church with a strong music and choral traditional, seeking a Director of Music to start on 1st May or thereafter, to: lead our music in traditional, fresh and creative ways, using NEH and Sing Praise; play our fine Rushworth & Draper pipe organ; lead, sustain and develop our strong choral tradition with committed SATB choir of  15 adults and 6 children and our worship band; use our excellent choral music library; earn up to £4,500 pa, according to experience and availability, plus fees. Application by covering letter and CV. Further details and to apply, please contact Mike Whittaker: stmarys.office(at)sanderstead-parish.org.uk, 020 8657 9232, www.sanderstead-parish.org.uk/st-marys

151014

All Saints Church, Mudeford (near Christchurch, Dorset) is seeking to appoint an organist and choir trainer for this friendly, welcoming church, which is close to Mudeford quay. The church was built as a fishermen's chapel in 1869 and is now the parish church serving the local community. We have a small but enthusiastic choir. RSCM rates paid. Please contact Revd Helen Griffiss, 01425 276267, or email revhelengriffiss(at)gmail.com. For further information, visit our website: www.allsaintschurchmudeford.webs.com

101014

All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City seeks a full-time Music Director to begin service in July 2015. Applications should be sent via email to ASMDapplications(at)gmail.com and should include: a concise cover letter, a summary of relevant education and experience, and the names of three references. Deadline: September 15, 2014. Read the full position description at www.allsoulsnyc2.org/publications/special/MusicDirector_PD.pdf.

200914

Saint Paul's, East Molesey, Surrey is a vibrant and inclusive parish church. We are seeking an experienced and versatile organist for weekly Sunday Communion and monthly Evensong. Fortnightly choir practice. Modern and Traditional hymns, Iona and Taizé chants.  Remuneration negotiable. Contact Rev Paul Webb on 02089791580 or revpaulwebb(at)gmail.com for more details.

200914

St Mary’s, Old Swinford, Stourbridge - Director of Music and Organist. St Mary’s has a strong choral tradition with a mixed SATB robed choir and a small music group. The choir sings at two services each Sunday and has sung in RSCM festival events and at Cathedrals in the recent past. We have a number of organists who provide the congregation with a wealth of music on the Norman and Beard 3 manual organ. We are seeking a Director of Music under whose guidance the music of this church can continue to flourish as we give praise to God.  Remuneration according to the RSCM scale plus fees for Weddings and Funerals. For further information please contact: Parish Administrator – John Sutton  01384 441003 or st.mary.os(at)btconnect.com.

200914

Parish Church of All Saints, Northallerton. Director of Music and Organist required to direct our choir and develop our use of music in worship. Robed choir of around 20, recently restored Rushworth and Draper organ, music group for informal services. One choral service each Sunday, plus festivals. Applications by CV and supporting letter by Wednesday 2nd July. Further details: www.cofe-northallerton.org.uk or email vicar(at)cofe-northallerton.org.uk.

060914

Organist sought for the Parish Church of Stoke Climsland (South East Cornwall). Thriving, friendly village church, with active and varied musical tradition, seeks organist and pianist to further develop our music for worship in a range of musical styles. Successful applicant will be professional, yet flexible in their approach and have a passion for the use of music to enhance worship. Remuneration is negotiable. We are open to job sharing. For more information, or to apply, please contact Kathryn Carnegie, kate.carnegie(at)virgin.net, 01579 370187.

280814

All Saints’ Church, Bromsgrove, Diocese of Worcester, seeks Organist and Choir Trainer. Applications are invited from experienced organists, students and pianists. Classical tracker action two manual Tamburini organ and Allen two manual drawstop organ. Sundays: Sung Eucharist, but Morning Worship twice monthly. One evening service per month. Weekly choir practice. Festivals, baptisms, weddings and funerals. Traditional and modern repertoire. Remuneration by arrangement plus wedding and funeral fees. Contact: M E Carrick, 01527 873135, mike.carrick(at)zen.co.uk.

230814

Worcester College, Oxford is seeking to appoint a Director of Chapel Music. From October 2014. The role of the Director of Chapel Music is to offer leadership in all aspects of the musical activity of the Chapel, including two choirs: one with boy choristers and one with undergraduates. Between them, they sing three or four services each week during term time, in addition to regular recordings, concerts and tours. This post is part time subject to an Enhanced DBS check. The closing date for applications is Monday 16th June 2014. Interviews will be held on Friday 27th June 2014. Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from: www.worc.ox.ac.uk/notices-and-news or from: The Provost’s Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, Tel: +44(0)1865-278362, Email: corinna.hilton(at)worc.ox.ac.uk

230814

Rowner Parish Church. Organist and choir-trainer required, one Sunday Parish Mass and weekly practice. Small but enthusiastic choir, needing building up. RSCM rates. Some weddings and funerals. Apply with CV to Canon John Draper, 174 Rowner Lane, Gosport PO13 9SU. rownerrector(at)btintertnet.com

140814

St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, Leicester.  Organist. Salary £3,000 plus fees (£1,000 approx.)  To accompany two Sunday services, festivals and weekly choir practice. To assist and deputise for the Director of Music as required. The organ is a large 2 manual Taylor pipe organ overhauled and improved by Charles James Organs this year. Further information/applications to the Revd Peter Day, 9 Hindoostan Avenue, South Wigston LE18 4UD. 0116 278 2830. vicarsouthwigston(at)btinternet.com

130814

St Gluvias Church, Penryn, Cornwall. We are a traditional Anglo-catholic parish seeking to appoint an organist. The main service is a full Sung Mass, with Evensong and Benediction.  We have a traditional robed SATB choir. The applicant would ideally work with the priest and current Director of Choir, to maintain the current musical tradition.  The organ is a recently refurbished two manual instrument with a detached draw stop console, with 32 level capture system. Salary negotiable. Please contact Fr Stephen Wales steve.wales301(at)btinternet.com

180714

The parish church of St Mary and St Gabriel, Stoke Gabriel, South Devon is a vibrant church located in beautiful countryside by the banks of the River Dart and is in need of a Director of Music to play our recently refurbished Harrison organ and lead our enthusiastic choir. Salary based on RSCM rates. Please contact Rev Gareth Evans by phone on 01803 782558 for a discussion or apply with CV by email to evansgareth50(at)yahoo.com

180714

Organist and Choirmaster required from Sunday 6th July, 2014. Through retirement, Birstall and Wanlip churches (Leicestershire) are looking for an organist/choirmaster to work in both churches. Attendances: 100 at 10am, 20 at 6pm. The successful candidate is someone willing to play weekly at Sunday services and prepare the choir at weekly practices; encouraging/developing new members. The appointed person would also play for weddings, funerals and seasonal services throughout the Church year. Remuneration will be by negotiation but in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down by the RSCM.  For further information contact the Rector, Revd. Vince Jupp.  Tel: 07840 855030 E-mail: vincejupp(at)btinternet.com Website: www.birstall.org

170714

Holy Trinity Church, Belbroughton with St Marks Church, Fairfield, Diocese of Worcester. We are looking for a Director of Music/Organist to lead and develop our RSCM affiliated joint choir and junior choir. Hours and Salary negotiable. Further information: please email your request to: pjones456@talktalk.net. Please put ‘Director of Music Application’ in the subject line of the email. Applications: Please submit a CV with the names of two referees, by 23rd April 2014 by email to pjones456(at)talktalk.net.

170714

St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, Diocese of Southwark. Director of Music/Organist. An exciting opportunity for a gifted musician to develop the music of a growing, inclusive church with a strong choral tradition. We seek someone who will be: skilled in both training an amateur choir and developing the singing of the congregation; inspiring in the development of our adult singers; imaginative in helping us to create a junior choir; an excellent organist; keen to work collaboratively and to offer music; that will engage the whole congregation; liturgically aware, committed and flexible. Our dedicated choir sings morning and evening each Sunday and joins our Team's two other choirs for festivals. St Mary's has a fine three-manual organ restored in 1999. Remuneration: initially £6500 pa plus fees. Details from: Canon Robert Titley, robert.titley(at)richmondteamministry.org, 020 8940 0362. Closing date for applications: Saturday 3rd May, 5pm. Interviews: Saturday 17 May. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS disclosure.

For sale

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Wanted

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081014

Experienced Organist/Director of Music position wanted. 07595 484821 shariann.bolton(at)gmail.com

Announcements

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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