The office administrator plays an important role as the 'hub of the wheel' with spokes radiating to all of the church. The position provides administrative and organisational support to the minister and other church leaders, while at the same time undertaking many different tasks to help ensure smooth running of the church.
Kevin has a long and extensive history of involvement in the United Church of Canada, most notably having served as Secretary of Kingston Presbytery for some 28 years, until its dissolution to become part of the new Four Winds Presbytery in 2012. He arrived at Princess Street as the Administrator in 2016, Kevin enjoys the varied work and the opportunity to meet and work with many members of the congregation as well as the other church staff members.
Outside of work, Kevin has been a church musician for many years. In his spare time, he enjoys running, home repairs, gardening, cooking for friends, travelling, and spending time with his wire-haired fox terrier, Milou.
Princess Street United Church (PSUC) in Kingston, Ontario, is seeking to hire a Music Director, due to the retirement of our incumbent of 33 years.
This is a contract position to start immediately. Payment is per weekly worship service based on about 6 hrs preparation & performance time, invoiced and paid monthly.
Currently, the PSUC congregation is worshipping with St. Luke’s Anglican Church while renovations to the worship space at our church are undertaken. At this time, the leadership of the services is shared, requiring the PSUC music director to play 2-3 scheduled services each month.
Our ideal candidate will have strong musical skills and proven experience to play keyboard instruments. Preference will be given to those with organ experience or interested in learning and with the capability to find and include other instrumental and vocal accompaniments in worship.
We invite interested candidates to apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Please include a cover letter, resume including references, and video or audio clip demonstrating keyboard proficiency (required) and choral conducting skills (if possible).
Be the primary organist/pianist at scheduled services and then full-time when back in the PSUC building.
Attend regular worship planning meetings with the Minister.
Choose hymns for weekly and special services in collaboration with the Minister.
When available, provide music for special services such as funerals and weddings.
Work with soloist(s) and when re-established post-COVID, a small Choir, to which we want to attract more voices.
Be familiar with, and willing to include, contemporary Christian music in worship services, in addition to traditional hymns and other music.