Ascension is Hiring a Music Director

Church of the Ascension is seeking a part-time Director of Music to join our diverse and energetic community.

Worship music at Church of the Ascension is varied, ranging from contemporary songs from various sources as well as music with African roots to traditional hymns. The congregation includes a number of talented and skilled musicians and singers. Instruments used regularly include violin, guitar, drums and saxophone in addition to piano and organ. The focus of the music is on participation and worship, rather than performance. There is no permanent choir; ad hoc groups come together seasonally as needed.

Ten hours per week; competitive salary to commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead music for one Sunday service weekly, plus approximately 5-7 special services annually
  • Coordinate the involvement of volunteers
  • Participate in the planning of service music
  • Some administrative tasks related to music (i.e. copyright reporting)

Candidate Profile:

Mandatory skills and attitudes:

  • Skilled on keyboard   
  • Good coordination and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, openness to multiple styles
  • Willing to learn about the Anglican tradition, as expressed at Church of the Ascension

Desirable skills and capacities

  • Capacities with other musical instruments, including organ
  • Ability to lead vocalists
  • Familiar with music for a church setting
  • Basic knowledge of sound systems

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview which will include an audition. Finalists will be invited to lead a Sunday service.

Please send resume and cover letter to rhonda@churchoftheascension.ca.  

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