Come work & serve with us!
(This job posting is also available as a PDF)
Post date: September 6, 2023
Closing date: September 30, 2023
The Administrative Assistant works in consultation with the parish priest and the parish leadership oversee the day-to-day operations and administrative tasks of the parish. This includes administrative support in the parish office, serving as the main contact person for people engaging with the church office, managing the parish calendar, and assisting in the digital and traditional communications of our parish. The Administrative Assistant works closely at different times with the clergy, the Parish Musician, the wardens and other parish volunteers. As front-line contact in our parish office, this is an in-person position.
The duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant include, but are not limited to,
- Serving as a first point of contact for parishioners, renters, vendors and other people looking to engage with the church office, priest, wardens & staff.
- Providing administrative support to the priest in preparation of materials for weekly worship, communicating information to those involved in services, and other office duties related to the Sunday leaflets.
- Assisting the wardens (volunteer leadership) with the business of the parish, including coordinating site visits from vendors/contractors, working with licensees and renters, and preparing key meeting materials.
- Managing the parish office, including supplies & inventory, general ordering, maintaining the parish calendar.
- Supporting the parish treasurer with basic accounting management duties, such as data entry, receiving and processing invoices, and preparing cheques.
- Preparing quarterly schedules of volunteers involved in weekly services.
- Collaborating with the priest and the Communications Team to manage our digital and traditional communications.
- Other administrative-related duties, that in consultation and agreement with the parish priest and/or wardens, may emerge from time-to-time.
Who are we looking for?Our ideal candidate is someone who can
- Comfortably use software and apps such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets, Zoom, YouTube and Facebook; likewise, demonstrate a willingness to learn how to use our email, messaging and database apps (such as PowerChurch), and other technologies as needed.
- maintain confidentiality, exercise good communication skills, time management practices, good humour and professional relationships within the parish.
- exercise a familiarity with (or a commitment to learning about) the Anglican liturgy and resources, and develop over time an understanding of the diocesan policies that guide us.
Other terms & details
- St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff, is committed to the Diocese of Toronto’s Screening in Faith and Sexual Misconduct policies. This position is categorized as high-risk and requires a criminal record check, and participation in the diocesan sexual misconduct policy training program to be completed as terms of employment.
- This position is available for a start-date of October 1, 2023, or earlier if mutually agreeable.
- Compensation to be determined based on relevant experience, but with a base salary of $21,000 to $25,000 based on relevant experience, and includes three weeks paid holiday time.
How to apply
If this position is of interest to you, your application or inquiries are welcome! Please submit your CV, including two professional references, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Parish Musician(This job posting is also available as a PDF; see this job listing also on the RCCO website)
Post date: September 8, 2023
Closing date: October 20, 2023
The Parish Musician works in consultation with the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge to execute and implement the musical elements of our Anglican worship and liturgy. This includes, but may not be limited to, providing music for Sunday, feast-day and pastoral worship, empowering and equipping the parish in its musical expression of our faith, and bringing their particular musical gifts along with a willingness to learn, grow, and develop as a musician. The relationship between the Parish Musician and the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge is one of the most important in the liturgical life of the parish. Together, they share a ministry that enables the faithful worship of congregation and the neighbourhood.
The duties and responsibilities of the Parish Musician include, but are not limited to,
- Coordinating, in consultation with the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge, music for Sunday worship, feast and fast days (Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Christmas, etc…); pastoral liturgies such as weddings and funerals; other deanery, area and diocesan musical events as appropriate.
- Planning and preparation of appropriate hymns and service music, voluntaries and improvisations, and participation in regularly scheduled worship committee meetings with the planning team.
- Ability to play our 3-manual Artisan Classic electronic organ, and our piano. Additional instrumental abilities would be an asset.
- Encouraging congregational participation in the liturgies through appropriate use of repertoire and musicality (key, tempo, etc..); and other musicians when beneficial to our worship.
- Musical support of the parish’s small volunteer singers with a Sunday rehearsal, while exercising a comfort with teaching and training in an adult context.
- Taking primary responsibility for the church’s musical resources and budget, including upkeep of the choral room and library, choir robes, instruments, hymn books, materials.
- In a broader sense, participating in conversations about how the musical ministry at St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff, can be grown and enlivened with the gifts we have available to us.
- Other music-related duties, that in consultation and agreement with the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge, may emerge from time-to-time.
Who are we looking for?
Our ideal candidate is someone who can:
- Exercise good communication skills, time management practices, good humour and professional relationships within the parish.
- Demonstrate a familiarity with (or a commitment to learning about) the Anglican liturgy and a flexibility with musical styles, so that music is sensitive to the Anglican tradition and its liturgical seasons.
Other terms & details
- St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff, is committed to the Diocese of Toronto’s Screening in Faith and Sexual Misconduct policies. This position is categorized as high-risk and requires a criminal record check, and completion of the diocesan sexual misconduct policy training to be completed as terms of employment.
This position is available with a start date of November 1, 2023.
Compensation to be determined based on experience and expertise, and in accordance with RCCO guidelines as applicable. Vacation time to be agreed upon, recognizing that the musician’s presence will be mandatory during high feasts and festivals.
How to applyIf this position is of interest to you, your application or inquiries are welcome! Please submit your CV, along with a maximum of three samples of your organ playing (YouTube videos or audio attachments) to email@example.com by Friday, October 20, 2023.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.