Collier Street United Church is seeking the following position:


Position: Choral Scholar (paid)
Location: Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street, Barrie, ON, L4M 1H3;
Supervisor: Sarah Svendsen, Music Director (
This is a contracted paid apprenticeship for students ages 15 and above. It requires strong leadership skills, the ability to read music, the ability to lead a sectional of men or women, a compassionate attitude, and a willingness to work within a community. Duties will include attendance at Thursday evening rehearsals (7-­‐9 PM) through the choir term as well as the singing of the Sunday services (9:30 warm up for 10:30 service) during choir term (this includes Christmas and Easter). No previous experience as a paid lead is necessary. Contract starts immediately and finishes June 23, 2016, with the option of renewal for the Fall-­‐Spring 2016/17 season. Strong sight-­‐singing is encouraged, but diligence and preparation are of equal value. If they choose, appointed singers with strong piano skills will also be given the opportunity to apprentice at the organ. Audition dates are flexible, but they will close on March 13th, 2016. In the event that proper candidates have not been found by March 13th, additional auditions will be held the weekend of March 19th. For more information, or to set up an audition, please contact Sarah Svendsen.