St. Mary’s Anglican Church, located in the Edmonton community of Highlands, is seeking a Church Musician to fill the void left by our current musician who is moving out of the province.
We seek a gifted musician who can both play the piano and lead us in congregational singing. St. Mary’s is a community exploring how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus impacts our day to day lives. We create space for one another with open minds and respect for the journey we are all on. While we cherish the traditions we’ve inherited, we also live with a deep awareness that we don't have all the answers.
Whether you come from a different faith tradition or none at all – our doors are open to you. Regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, if you are in a relationship or arriving on your own, your cultural background or personal history – you are welcome.
Rio Terrace Church is a progressive, neighbourhood oriented church in the Moravian-Christian tradition. In our faith and life together, we seek to be inclusive, affirming the unique gifts of each person. We are considered a “program sized” congregation, which means that we have a staff and volunteer base to offer a wide ranging ministry.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we are actively seeking to expand our worship and spiritual formation opportunities, to serve a changed and changing society. Our Sunday and holiday services will be “hybrid,” both designed for people in-person, and online. We are also contemplating the addition of services - such as outdoor, nature based gatherings, or midweek “evensong” opportunities - to serve our mission and commitments.
The Church Musician is first and foremost a worship leader, who acts as the lead accompanist to our choir and congregation. Our music resources include Voices United, More Voices, Songs for a Gospel People, the Moravian Book of Worship, and licensing through Onelicense. At present, the primary commitments will be to offer musical leadership to the Sunday morning service, and to accompany our choir. Anticipated time commitments are approximately 5-7 hours a week during the Fall, Winter, and Spring months, and 2-3 hours a week during the summer months. You will be expected at Sunday morning services, Thursday evening choir practices, and special holiday services, like Christmas Eve (presently three services), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. The Church Musician also has “first right of refusal” to offer musical leadership at weddings and funerals at Rio Terrace Church.
Emmanuel Anglican Church in Saskatoon is seeking a dynamic music director who shares our vision of creativity, innovation and quality in growing our music program. This is an exciting time for a new music director to help us carry forward the shared gifts and learnings from a fully virtual worship experience as we slowly transition to in-person worship with dreams of returning to enthusiastic congregational and choral singing.
Our Music Ministry Focus
At Emmanuel, our music speaks to our souls! Music is an inspiring way of expressing faith, an essential part of celebrating our Christian life and a means to prayer and reflection. Music quality and diversity are important to us and, through music, we seek to engage people as active participants in worship. Our experience through the pandemic has allowed us to be innovative and musically creative in a virtual worship environment. We are planning for ways we can continue to use technology tools to connect with people even when we return to in-person worship. We value a vital choral program and need leadership to continue to challenge and develop talent. Seeking opportunities for greater youth engagement is a priority. We also see music as an effective means for outreach and community building and it plays an integral part of our Arts and Spirit programming at the Refinery. A grand piano and Allen organ are the primary instruments used to lead our worship supplemented by musical offerings from a variety of musicians. Congregational music resources include Common Praise, Gather, More Voices and licenses through CCLI and Onelicense.