Current vacancies

Organ Scholar

Closing date Wednesday, 8th July 2020 at 12.00 PM

Full time – One-year fixed term
(Hours to be negotiated)
Stipend £14,078.82 per annum
Ref: WA098


Westminster Abbey is seeking to offer a one-year postgraduate organ scholarship from 1st September 2020. The 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 Department of one of the world’s great choral foundations. The element of apprenticeship and training is crucial. You will assist 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.

As well as contributing generally to the day-to-day musical affairs of the Abbey, you will also act as assistant choir librarian.

All applications must be submitted no later than noon on Wednesday 8 July 2020 via email: [email protected] CVs will not be accepted. Interviews and auditions will take place in late July.

Note: This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants for the 2020-21 scholarship need not apply.

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.

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