Our enthusiastic community is waiting for you! Our Steinway extraordinaire is waiting for you! In the opinion of our Interim Music Director “a treasure, the finest piano in any church”, and we have the acoustics and the community is waiting to welcome you !

Our loved and charming Anglican Parish, St. Francis-in-the-Wood, located on the seaside in beautiful West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is seeking a new permanent Director of Music. We are looking for a creative, skilled pianist and choral leader with strong vocal ability, musical selection and arranging, and choral directing, to facilitate a broad range of choral music, who can nurture the musical talents at the parish, develop new musical initiatives, and who will be inspired and motivated to support our congregation with the same passion and joy music brings to our services and parishioners.

 The Music Director will provide leadership and commitment in the support of the music ministry, an important part of our worship, and work collegially with our priest, staff, and volunteer musicians and leaders.  Our current music program includes a 10am Sunday service with a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary selections, with piano accompaniment, and instrumental prelude and postlude music. Rehearsals with our adult choir take place each Thursday evening and on Sunday prior to the service. Other services and events are outlined in  the job description available on request.

The Music Director, in consultation with the priest and various volunteer musicians/vocalists, oversees all musical aspects of worship for regular and special services. It is estimated that this part-time position will require a base of 15 hours a week with an estimated start date in September 2022. Continuing education funds are available, vacation is provided, and a benefits package is optional. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the current RCCO Table of Recommended Salaries. Time and fees paid for weddings and funerals would be in addition to role as required.

 Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the core areas of our parish that are influenced by music are: worship, parish life, communications, community outreach and parish development. Our Anglican Church community is committed to providing space where all can grow spiritually, in a safe and inclusive place. Check out our website to learn more about us.

 Applications will be treated in strictest confidence and will be received until August 15, 2022 or until the post is filled. Please direct inquiries or applications to the Parish Office at St. Francis-in- the-Wood Anglican Church to the Attention of the Music Director Search Committee stfrancis@telus.net

Job description is available for downloading on this post.