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Company Name:
Holy Nativity Anglican Church
Approximate Salary:
5800.00 Per Year
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Music Director


The qualified candidate will have or be in the process of completing a BA in Music or have equivalent experience.


  • Experience leading a music Team consisting of choir and other musicians, and the congregation, in both contemporary (praise and worship) and traditional (classical) Christian music
  • 2 years as a Music Director/Worship Leader in a church preferred
  • Experience as a musician in a liturgical church desired but not required

Skills and Characteristics

  • Understanding the importance and place of music in worship as not a performance but rather as an enhancement of the worship
  • Ability to work with other musicians to build a worship service that blends traditional, contemporary, vocal and instrumental music in its worship expressions
  • An enthusiastic nature to be able to draw people into the music ministry of the Church
  • Proficiency in at least one instrument, piano and/or organ preferred
  • Proficiency in singing and leading musical worship, choral direction preferred
  • Team-oriented and consensus building leadership style
  • Be well connected with the extended musical community in the City of Calgary to draw on their talents and abilities
  • Integrity, honesty and accountability in interpersonal relationships
  • Strong interpersonal  skills including oral and written communication
  • Demonstrable planning and administrative skills

Duties and Expectations

This is a part time position of approximately 8-10 hours per week.  This position reports directly to the Incumbent Priest. The duties are as follows.

  • Work with the administration and other church musicians on a regular basis in collaboration to develop the parish liturgical music program, including music for worship services and other musical events.
  • Help select and plan the music according to the lectionary readings and theme of the day including prelude, congregational hymns, processional, gradual, offertory, communion and closing hymns as well as anthems and special musical offerings when needed
  • Provide instrumental music and accompaniment
  • Lead the pre-service rehearsal and the musical worship.
  • Lead the weeknight rehearsal in selected music (typically during the months from September to June)
  • Report to CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing Incorporated) monthly song usage
  • Continually expand the congregation’s exposure to hymns, songs, and other Christian music both old and new.
  • Recruit and develop new volunteer singers/choir members and musicians
  • Work with the Incumbent and families  on choosing music for funerals, weddings etc. (to be financially compensated by the families for those special events)
  • Arrange for coverage for those few Sundays the Musical Director would be unavailable

Additional Service Availability Required

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Day
  • Stampede Sunday
  • Christmas Eve (2 services)
  • Funerals & Weddings as scheduled


Closing date for Applications February 12, 2018

Apply in writing to

Holy Nativity Anglican Church

12707 Bonaventure Drive SE

Calgary, AB  T2J 4P4


Compensation to commensurate with experience and education