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Applications Invited for New Position of Master of Music at Belfast Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral - Applications Invited for New Position of Master of Music at Belfast Cathedral


Belfast Cathedral is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Belfast Cathedral seeks to appoint as part-time MASTER of MUSIC a highly qualified, skilled, and enthusiastic Choir Director, Organist and Music Department Lead who is an inspiring communicator and who will work collaboratively with the Dean, all members of the music department and other cathedral staff to develop the music of Belfast Cathedral following recent restructuring.

The Master of Music will be responsible for recruiting, and training to the highest standard, a SATB Voluntary Choir (who will each be paid an expenses allowance) to sing at two choral services each Sunday, at principal festivals, and for state and other special services held at Belfast Cathedral.

Additionally the Master of Music will be responsible for,

  • Recruiting, training and directing a Children’s Choir of boys and girls as Cathedral Choristers
  • Management of the cathedral music department, and department staff.

The Master of Music post will be available from 1st March, 2023. A later starting date may be negotiable.

The two year fixed term post is 18.75 hours per week with an annual salary of £21,800 with up to an additional £200 for Continuing Professional Development. The post is for a fixed term of two years. The post may be renewable by mutual agreement. There will be a probationary period of six months.

Applications should be made using the Application Form below and addressed to:

The Dean, The Very Reverend Stephen Forde at  .

Applicants are asked to add a covering letter setting out, as succinctly as possible, their reasons for applying for the position at Belfast.

The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of three referees – one of whom should be the applicant’s current or most recent employer – should be included with the application form. References will be taken up in advance of the interviews.

Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the Cathedral to shortlisted applicants, and a contribution to accommodation costs, if needed.

Organists interested in visiting the Cathedral before the closing date are welcome to make an appointment by contacting the Cathedral Office on 028 9032 8332.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 6th January, 2023

Shortlisting will take place in the week beginning Monday 9th January, 2023

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 6th February, 2023

Master of Music Application Form Download
Master of Music Job Description Download
Belfast Cathedral Overview Download
Belfast Cathedral HH Organ Specification Download