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Director of Music, All Saints’ Church Marlow

We are seeking a new Director of Music to join us at our beautiful parish church and bring new life and growth to our choral tradition, as we worship God together.

  • Salary: £7,500 pa, reviewed annually. This is exclusive of fees for additional services such as weddings and funerals.
  • Hours: Part-time, 7 hours per week. Some parts of the year will be busier than others, and we ask for some flexibility here.
  • Reports to: Rev Sarah Jones, Team Vicar.
  • Holiday: Six weeks per annum and one week of paid retreat per annum (can be taken as one week or spread across the year).

We are looking in this post for a person who understands the central place of music in worship, who
is attuned to traditional Anglican church music, and who is also sympathetic and positive to recent
developments in music and liturgy.

He or she will be sympathetic to the Christian faith and strongly support our values as outlined above.
He or she will be a highly competent organist of at least ARCO standard, a good pianist, and a
sensitive organ and piano accompanist, and will be an inspirational choir trainer.

The postholder will be experienced in Church of England liturgy and have a good general knowledge
of church music. He or she will be experienced in the routine duties of an organist, and amongst
other things will be familiar with the musical requirements of services such as Sung Eucharist and
Choral Evensong. We ask for reasonable demonstrable relevant previous experience.

The postholder will have good inter-personal skills, will be self-motivated and a ‘self-starter’, will be
confident and ready to take responsibility and make decisions. Tact and diplomacy will be needed
together with sensitive firmness. He or she will be at ease communicating via email and social media.

The church has a three-manual organ of 1876 by Henry Willis which has been sympathetically restored. The postholder would have the particular support of an Assistant Director of Music, a Children’s and Youth Choir Leader, a SATB choir, and an active Music Trust which offers bursaries to young musicians.

For further information and to apply, please download the job description.

To apply, please download and complete an application form then email it to Rev Sarah Jones at Application forms should be returned to Sarah Monday 16 October 2023. Interviews will be held on Saturday 21 October.

This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.

All Saints’ Marlow is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, enabling them to grow in Christ safely.