Interim Director of Music

August 25, 2020
Posted in Vacancies
August 25, 2020 Fiona

Interim Director of Music – Ripon Cathedral

 Salary: £42,000pa

 Closing date: 12 noon September 14th

Ripon Cathedral are looking to the future, and through these uncertain times for cathedral music all over the country, we remain totally committed to continuing a strong choral tradition and are focused on providing all the support and financial resource necessary to ensure a vibrant, active music department well into the future.

The choral department is overseen by the Canon Precentor, one of the residentiary clergy, and this post reports to him. In addition, reporting to this role is an Assistant Director of Music, an Assistant Organist, a Music Outreach Co-ordinator, Chorister Supervisors, the Vocal Coach and six Lay Clerks.

The Cathedral is blessed with a back row of talented Lay Clerks and they will be returning to rehearsing, recording, and singing in services from September.

 The Chapter wishes to appoint an interim Director who is a strong manager, encourager and leader of people, someone who can communicate a real passion and love for music. The appointee will have extensive experience in leading and developing choirs. Whilst it is desirable that he or she can play the organ, this is not essential.

This post will be a fixed-term appointment, based on a 40 hour week and ending on the 31st August 2021.

Please return the attached application form and other information to Fiona Gillies at

For further information and informal conversation please contact Canon Michael Gisbourne at

Role description for Interim Director of Music

Information on the role of Interim Director of Music

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