Tenor Lay Clerk


Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

Job summary

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
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Contract Type:
Fixed term contract
Part Time
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About the job

Applications are being welcomed for a Tenor Lay Clerk on a 1 year fixed term contract based in Cambridge, reporting to the Director of Music. 

The Lay Clerk will be required to sing in the College Choir on five days out of seven, comprising 3 services per week during the eight weeks of full term (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) and rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evening. 

The Lay Clerk will also be required to sing at special services such as Solemn Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, Requiem for All Souls and Carol Services, and some Sunday morning services. 

The post-holder will therefore need to be available during full term (3 x 8 weeks) plus up to 5 weeks during the vacations for other Choir activities. The successful candidate will have appropriate vocal quality and technique, along with advanced sight-reading skills.

Accommodation is not provided, however the post holder will receive expensed travel and accommodation (where necessary) for concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts, plus fees where appropriate. Other benefits include free singing lessons with one of the College’s singing teachers.

The salary for the one year fixed term appointment is £3,500 with 33 days annual leave. Leave may be taken during the 2 weeks after Christmas, 2 weeks after Easter and the remainder between July and September by mutual agreement.

For full details of the Choir’s activities, please visit www.gonvilleandcaiuschoir.com

Equality of Opportunity

Entry into a position with the College will be determined only be personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of the post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Candidates are requested to complete an Equal Opportunities form and return this with their application to careers@cai.cam.ac.uk. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.

To Apply

Please apply through our recruitment portal by following the link: https://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/vacancies

Note: The application form must include details of 3 referees, one of whom should have detailed knowledge of the candidate’s musical ability and suitability for this post. The deadline for applications is 12 noon BST on Friday 17 July.

 Interviews and auditions for short- listed candidates will take place during July. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare two contrasted pieces lasting no more than a total of 10 minutes, and will be given some aural and sight-reading tests. An accompanist will be provided.


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