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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).

The post is intended for musicians who may take it on as part of a portfolio career, or who hold a full-time position elsewhere (none of which need necessarily be in music). For this reason, in addition to the holiday arrangements, it will be open to the postholder occasionally to ask for absence from duty for unavoidable professional reasons.

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

You will need to 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. You will have the particular support of an Assistant Director of Music, a SATB choir, and an active Music Trust which offers bursaries to young musicians.

The church has a three-manual organ of 1876 by Henry Willis which has been sympathetically restored.

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

To apply, please download and complete an application form or email Rev Sarah Jones on Application forms should be returned to Sarah Friday 30 June 2023. Interviews will be held on Monday 10 July or, if needed, Saturday 8 July (please specify in your application).

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.