St. Andrew’s United Church in downtown Sudbury seeks a part-time Music Director (8-10 hours/week, subject to revision, post pandemic) who is enthusiastic about working as part of a team with ministry, lay staff and volunteers to present traditional and contemporary music that will appeal to and involve congregants of all ages.
Please click this link for a job description that reflects the current pandemic restrictions. The salary will take into account the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Music is a high priority for this active congregation. St. Andrew’s sanctuary has a 1972 Casavant (Phelps) II-35 pipe organ (relocated and revoiced 1992), a Yamaha DC7 Pro Disklavier 7’ 6” grand piano, and a Kawai 7’ 1” grand piano.
Our ideal candidate will have strong skills and proven experience to play these keyboard instruments with a high degree of musicality and technical ability (preference will be given to those with organ experience) and during COVID-19, record keyboard music for online worship services. Post pandemic, she or he would also work with adult choristers in a way that builds choral confidence and enjoyment as worship leaders.
During the pandemic, St. Andrew’s is pre-recording weekly worship services for viewing on the church’s YouTube channel.
Post pandemic, there are ample opportunities for private teaching in our university and college city of 161,500. Use of the church’s keyboard instruments for this purpose can be negotiated.
This is a contract position for the season extending to June 30, 2022. We invite interested candidates to apply to [email protected].
Please include a covering letter, resume including references, and video or audio clip demonstrating keyboard proficiency (required) and choral conducting skills (if possible).