St Pauls Cathedral

Job summary

St Pauls Cathedral
c. £46,000 per annum plus benefits
Job Role:
Performing, Accompanist
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Salary: c. £46,000 per annum plus benefits

Hours: Full time, 42 hours a week

Term: Permanent

Worship, liturgy and music are central to the life of St Paul’s Cathedral. To this end, St Paul’s seeks to appoint a first-class musician to join their internationally renowned Music Programme.

As principal accompanist of the Cathedral Choir, you will play a varied and integral role, supporting the Director of Music in developing and maintaining a vision and house-style for performances of music in the Cathedral.

With responsibility for the care, maintenance, and development of the five Cathedral organs, you will act as a champion for the instruments and their profiles, planning and co-ordinating the annual Celebrity Organ Recital Series and having oversight of the Sunday Organ Recitals.

You will assist the Director of Music with the training and auditioning of the Choristers and Probationers and will conduct the Cathedral Choir on a weekly basis and when required.

You will line manage the Sub-Organist and Organ Scholar and support the work of the   Artistic Director of Choral Partnerships and help develop the work of the Organ Partnerships Programme. 

About you

The successful applicant will:

  • be a first-class organ recitalist and accompanist with a broad repertoire
  • be expert in liturgical improvisation, sight-reading and transposition
  • have proven ability as a choir trainer, including knowledge of vocal technique
  • have significant experience as a musician in a Cathedral, or a similar environment
  • have a good working knowledge of the liturgies of the Church of England
  • be expected to share in St Paul’s Cathedral’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

In return you’ll find we are a welcoming place to work and we each take responsibility for our part in the Cathedral’s work, looking after St Paul’s for the next generation. 

  • The annual holiday allowance for this role is 38 days plus bank holidays
  • The pension scheme allows for up to 7.5% employer contribution
  • And as you might expect we have life assurance of four times basic salary and an employee assistance programme
  • Please note that for the better performance of duties, accommodation is provided rent and rate free
  • Additional fees are paid for performance work and special events

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents our context and wider community. We are aware that those of United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage, women, and disabled people are currently under-represented in our workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase our representation. 

If you are interested in this role and think you could be the perfect candidate, please visit:

The closing date for applications is 16th June 2024 at 23:59

Interview and audition process will take place on the 2nd and 3rd July 2024 (candidates will be called on both days, and for organ practice on a prior evening).

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