Assistant Organist / Choirmaster

The Church of St. Michael & St. George is seeking an Assistant Organist / Choirmaster. The Assistant Organist and Choirmaster will be a key player in continuing the music program’s growth and function and be instrumental in the organ project for a new instrument in the nave. The successful candidate will possess excellent skills as a church musician, including accompanying, service playing, and improvisation.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Organist/Choirmaster in the running of the CSMSG music program
  • Play at all services requiring organ music
  • Share with planning and playing organ voluntaries at services
  • Accompany both the Chorister and Miriam choir rehearsals
  • Share in playing for weddings and funerals (for separate fees)
  • Play for special services as needed (ordinations, etc…)
  • Assist in recruitment for choristers and choir programs
  • Assist in annual fundraising for Chorister program to attend RSCM Summer Camp or other activities

Candidates should:

  • Be committed and energetic and have passion for Anglican church music
  • Have outstanding skills as an organist and in improvisation
  • Have experience as a church musician
  • Have the ability to be flexible and ability to sight-read repertoire (organ and choral)
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and organization
  • Have experience in accompanying at a high level
  • Have experience as a church musician in the Anglican choral and liturgical tradition

Other information

  • Desired start date is August 2022
  • Position is 1/2 time and will be compensated $45,000 per year
  • Candidate will receive 4 weeks (Sundays) off per year
  • Organist/Choirmaster will help Candidate find other small accompanying positions at several higher learning institutions and private schools if they so wish.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resumé, and three references to Nicholas Bideler, Organist and Choirmaster