Vacancy - St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh
St Mary’s Cathedral are seeking an experienced organist to support the Director of Music to enrich the musical worship of the Cathedral.
An annual fee of £8,000 is payable and covers attendance at the Saturday Vigil at 6pm, Sunday services at 9am and 12 pm, choir rehearsals and other key services during the year. Wedding and funeral fees would be paid in addition to this as undertaken.
Applications should be made by CV and covering letter outlining musical experience and previous organist roles held. These should be sent to email@example.com
We are looking for an experienced and appropriately qualified Organist and Co-ordinator of Music to play at our services, conduct our choir and work with our Ministry Team to develop the role of music in the life, worship and outreach of our congregation.
The church is equipped with a Willis organ (1912) with 2 manuals and pedals, and a grand piano.
You would be expected to direct our enthusiastic and loyal mixed voice choir, and to co-ordinate a variety of other musical groups within the church. We are looking for a person with good people skills, the ability to play a wide variety of music genres, and the vision to lead us forward in new and inspiring ways. In return, we offer a warm and welcoming congregation, an enthusiastic choir and a large number of accomplished musicians of all ages keen to use their talents in the life of the church. Remuneration will be within band (C) of the recommended salary scales for Organists, as set by the Scottish Federation of Organists.
Nairn Old Parish Church invites applications for the post of Organist and Choirmaster to play at our well attended Sunday morning services, direct our enthusiastic choir and work with our Minister, Rev Alison C Mehigan, to develop the role of music in the worship of our Congregation.
We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and / or experienced person who has good people skills combined with an enthusiastic approach to leading and developing our musical praise.
Our Organist would be expected to play at other services throughout the year e.g. Holy Week, Christmas, 2 afternoon services of Communion and End of Term School Services.
Our well maintained pipe organ was originally built by Norman and Beard in 1903 and rebuilt by Hilsdon in 1964.
Availability to play at weddings and funerals is also desirable and would attract an appropriate fee.
Remuneration within guidelines of the Scottish Federation of Organists and dependent on skills and experience.
Further details are available on our website. Visit www.nairnold.org.uk or contact Mrs Anne Harris, Church Secretary on 01667 452382, e-mail
The Parish of Dunkeld (Church of Scotland) is looking to appoint an organist.
Regular Sunday Worship is at 11am. (there is a small group of singers who contribute to the service. It is our desire to see this develop.)
There are other occasional Sunday services through the year which the organist would be expected to play at (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holy Week etc.) From Easter Sunday until Remembrance Sunday we worship in the Medieval Dunkeld Cathedral and over the winter in Little Dunkeld Kirk.
The Cathedral has a fine two manual Bevington Organ, expertly reconditioned by Sandy Edmonstone. Little Dunkeld has a small two-manual pipe organ which was out of commission for a number of years and was restored to working order about 15 years ago.
Music has a long-established part in the life of the congregation and wider community in Dunkeld. It could be an important aspect of outreach into the community too. The community of Dunkeld also has a very strong folk tradition which has grown in recent years.
We are looking for someone:
Suitably qualified and/or experienced.
Enthusiastic about the musical side of worship.
Open to all types of music.
Who is a ‘team player’ with good people skills.
Able to lead and work with a choir and develop other voluntary musicians.
The salary will be based on the scale proposed by the Scottish Federation of Organists. Dunkeld Cathedral has a considerable number of weddings which can enhance the organist’s income. (Around 20-30 per year.)
Inverness Crown Church of Scotland Inverness invites applications for the post of Organist and Choir Director. The role entails playing for our Sunday services, rehearsing and conducting the choir and working to develop the place of music in the life and worship of our congregation.
We seek a person with good people skills, sensitive to liturgy and at home with varied musical styles. We offer a warm and welcoming congregation, a small but enthusiastic and loyal choir and remuneration will be in accordance with Scottish Federation of Organists guidelines and dependent on skills, experience and qualification.
Our organ is a Makin 3 manual electronic and we have 4 good pianos available.
Availability to play at weddings and funerals is desirable but not essential.
A detailed job description and its terms and conditions may be obtained by telephoning David Crippin on 07749679435 and further information regarding the Crown Church may be had by visiting our website www.crown-church.co.uk
Vacancy - St. Leonard's Parish Church, St. Andrews
This congregation seeks an organist to play the ‘Father’ Willis 3 manual pipe organ. We would hope to foster a long term relationship here at St Leonard’s Parish Church of Scotland, St Andrews.
Sunday worship is at 11.15am with weekly contributions from our committed and enthusiastic choir.
An interest in expanding the role to include developing the choir, and initiating new musical opportunities with the community would be favourably regarded.
Salary in line with Scottish Federation of Organists recommendations.
Applications are invited for the position of Director of Music of Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh which will become vacant at the end of May 2018 on the retirement of the current incumbent.
The Director will be the lead organ player, will lead the choir, and will have responsibility for coordination of all musical groups (though some are led by others).
The church has a two-manual and pedal board pipe organ, an enthusiastic choir which sings introits and anthems at the main service every Sunday from October to the end of May and a congregation that enjoys singing.
Further information about this post is at this link or from:
Mrs Valerie Macniven
Greenbank Parish Church
to whom applications for appointment, accompanied by a CV and the names of two referees, should be addressed.
Vacancy - Episcopal Church of St. Ninian, Comely Bank, Edinburgh; from mid-August 2018
The Episcopal Church of St. Ninian, Comely Bank, Edinburgh is looking for a new Director of Music/Organist to take up duties in mid-August 2018.
The organ is a 2 manual and pedals Copeman Hart and there is small, enthusiastic and loyal choir of mainly female voices which is seeking to develop itself. A priority is to make joining the choir flexible and accessible and to include children in the spirit of a family church with "informally formal worship".
There is a weekly choir practice and one sung service every Sunday with additional sung services throughout the church year and this includes Choral Evensong.
The salary offered is in line with the R.S.C.M. recommended scales.
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