St. John’s Church in Princes Street, Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a new Director of Music to start in October 2018.

They are looking for a gifted organist and choir trainer, who would further enhance the church's strong choral tradition, maintaining its extensive repertoire as well as exploring new music and styles of worship.

St John’s boasts a highly proficient robed choir of 30 adults who rehearse weekly, and the choir's repertoire is large, singing much of the standard Anglican tradition, and is supported by a good-sized 3-manual Organ in the heritage of Willis, which could also be used for teaching.

The musical life of the parish includes three sung services on a Sunday, including Sung Eucharist and the weekly Anglican staples Choral Matins and Evensong, but also bigger musical events on feast days throughout the year and enhanced music during the Edinburgh Festival in August.

St. John’s is fortunate to have two very able volunteer organists within the Choir who share much of the accompanying duties. Sample music lists from recent months can be viewed here:

Remuneration for the position of Director of Music is in line with the RSCM fee scale, while also reflecting the status and individuality of St. John’s.

For more information, please email: [email protected]