Current vacancies

Organ Scholar

Organ Scholar
One-year fixed term
Salary £13,804 per annum
Ref: WA080

Westminster Abbey is seeking to recruit an organ scholar from 1 September 2020. This one-year postgraduate scholarship provides an exciting and unique opportunity for a talented musician to work at Westminster Abbey and acquire extensive experience as a member of the music staff of one of the world’s great choral foundations. The element of apprenticeship and training is crucial. You will assists the Organist and Master of the Choristers and his colleagues in all aspects of their work. Under their guidance you will be encouraged to develop skills in playing choral and non-choral services to the highest standard, in addition to developing and expanding your organ repertory. You will also assist in training the junior boys and will have opportunities to direct the Lay Vicars in Abbey services.

The successful candidate is also expected to contribute generally to the day-to-day musical affairs of the Abbey, including St Margaret's Church. You will also act as assistant choir librarian.

All applications must be submitted no later than noon on Monday 9 December 2019 via email: [email protected] CVs will not be accepted. Interviews and auditions will be scheduled for Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training and an Enhanced DBS check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date Monday, 9th December 2019 at 12.00 PM

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