Director of Music Vacancy

St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen: Director of Music – 0.6 FTE

St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, is the Cathedral Church of the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, in full communion with the Anglican Church worldwide. The Diocese is located in the north east of Scotland. The Cathedral congregation is drawn from the city and beyond, encompassing a wide range of social, intellectual and racial backgrounds and including a large number of children.

As Director of Music, you will be responsible for organising the music for our weekly Sunday services, special occasions and occasional midweek services, under the direction of the Provost of the Cathedral, based on the Scottish Episcopal liturgies (mainly 1982 and the Scottish Prayer Book). Following on from the excellent work of the current Director of Music, you will be in charge of the Cathedral Choir (boy and girl trebles and adult voluntary Lay Clerks), six Choral Scholars and the Cathedral Voices (adult voluntary singers).

You will supervise and direct our Organ Scholar/Assistant Organist (to be appointed at the beginning of the University Academic Year) and work closely with our other voluntary Cathedral Organist. You will also act as the point of contact for other musical activities around the Cathedral and assist in organizing our own Cathedral at Noon concert series.

The post is available for three years in the first instance with a probation period of 6 months. It is evaluated at 0.6 FTE, with an annual salary of £11,100. The successful applicant would have use of the cathedral music facilities and could supplement his or her income with a portfolio of private music tuition.

For more information, please see the full job description. Please send your CV and covering letter by email to Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms Regina Jaschke ( The closing date for applications is 12 October 2018.