[Uploaded July 2019 - confirmed as still vacant 24th October 2019]
Linlithgow St Michael's Parish Church
We are seeking to appoint an Organist and Co-ordinator of Music following Matt Edward’s resignation to concentrate on his studies. Your role will be to play in our morning services, to train and conduct our choir, and to work with the ministry team to develop the role of music in our worship and church life.
The post is being advertised on a fixed-term basis at this stage as we are about to welcome our new minister, Rev Liam Fraser. Our longer-term needs will be identified during the next 6-9 months and your views and aspirations for our music will play an important part as our thinking develops.
We have 2 morning services (9:30 and 11am) in our historic church building, with worship at 9:30 mostly led by a band.
A fine Willis organ (2 manuals and pedals) and a grand piano
An enthusiastic mixed-voice choir who are keen to continue to learn and develop
A warm and welcoming congregation, including several musical members
Remuneration within band C of the SFO recommended scales.
Along with your skills at the keyboard and in training the choir, we expect you to be
At home with a wide variety of musical styles
Able to engage with and encourage other musicians and musical groups in the church
Comfortable working collaboratively with the ministry team and others
Willing and able to obtain PVG membership to undertake registered work with children and young people
Active in your Christian faith and with a live church connection – this is a genuine occupational requirement.
For a full job description, or to apply by submitting a letter of application along with your CV and the names and contact details of 2 referees, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music is an integral part of our worship in Jordanhill Parish Church. We are seeking to appoint a Director of Music who will be Church Organist and work with the choir which currently leads our singing on Sunday mornings, our ecumenical Liturgical Choir and the Jordanhill Community Choir. We are also keen to explore the development of further music within our congregation and local community.
Our three-manual organ is a fine example of work by TC Lewis and has been maintained well over the years. We are in the midst of an extensive refurbishment which will enhance the life of the organ considerably.
The Church, Community and Liturgical Choirs comprise Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The church choir contributes weekly to Sunday worship and the Community Choir and Liturgical Choir meet alternate weeks.
Salary: Recommended Scottish Federation of Organist salary scale, terms and conditions apply.