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Organist vacancies

St Michael and All Saints' Church, Tollcross. Edinburgh.
invite interest in the post of Organist.
Traditional Anglo-Catholic/Scottish Episcopal Church.
Inclusive and flamboyant ethos.
Robed choir with Choir director in post.
Enjoyable and demanding ethos of music-making.

See documents below for details:


Posted: 12/7/18

St Michaels Organist Job Description.pdf
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St Michaels Organ Specification.pdf
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Fairmilehead Parish Church: Organist and Praise Group leader


We are seeking an Organist to join us to direct and develop our Praise Group and to accompany congregational worship on organ and digital piano, for the blend of both traditional hymns and contemporary songs which we enjoy on a Sunday.

Please download documents below for further information.


Posted 27/6/18

Fairmilehead Organist Advert.pdf
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Fairmilehead Organist Job Description.pd[...]
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St John the Evangelist, Princes Street

Director of Music required from Autumn 2018

Please download the details below.


Posted: 25/6/18

St Johns Director of Music Vacancy.pdf
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West Kirk of Calder

West Calder

invite applications for the post of Organist/Choir Leader

Salary negotiable

Well-maintained two manual pipe organ

Sunday morning service at 9.45am

Small but enthusiastic choir

Enquiries/applications to:

Mr AS MacRae (Session Clerk)

23 Westmuir Road

West Calder

EH55 8EX

Tel: 01506 872486



Posted 19/06/18

Uddingston Old Parish Church

Organist and Choirmaster

Uddingston Old is a vibrant charge with regular Sunday Worship at 11 am. Due to the death of our Organist, we seek to appoint someone to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation. The current format of the evening service is under review, and will not be a requirement of this post. There will be other occasional Sunday evening services throughout the year at which the organist would be expected to play.

Click the link below for further details and how to apply


Posted: 28 May 2018


Uddingston Old Parish Church Organist advert
Uddingston Old.pdf
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Priestfield Parish Church



Our present Church Organist leaves us in Summer 2018 because she is moving to Wales and we are keen to hear from organists who might be interested in applying for the post. The start date is 1 September 2018.

We have a small but committed Choir with an able and encouraging Leader. Our organ is a two-manual electronic Allen and we also use a Roland digital keyboard.

Further details may be downloaded on the link below. 

Posted: 14 May 2018

Priestfield PC Organist
Organist Advert Priestfield PC.pdf
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Greenbank Parish Church

Director of Music


Applications are invited for the position of Director of Music which will become vacant at the end of May 2018 on the retirement of the current incumbent.  The Director will be the lead organ player; will lead the choir; and will have responsibility for coordination of all musical groups (though some are led by others).

The church has a two-manual and pedal board pipe organ, an enthusiastic choir which sings introits and anthems at the main service every Sunday from October to the end of May and a congregation that enjoys singing.


Further information about this post is at this link or from:
Mrs Valerie Macniven, Session Clerk,
Greenbank Parish Church,
Braidburn Terrace,
Edinburgh EH10 6ES
to whom applications for appointment, accompanied by a CV and the names of two referees, should be addressed.


Posted: 4 March 2018


Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
We are seeking an Assistant Organist to play our Peter Collins organ at Sunday morning services, to assist in rehearsing our SATB choir, to deputise when the Organist is away and, if available, to play at occasional midweek services and act as Outreach Duty Manager for concerts etc.

To support our extensive Outreach programme, Greyfriars is also seeking to recruit a project manager for our 400th anniversary in 2020 and an events/ marketing assistant, which might combine with the Assistant Organist position.

Full details are on the Greyfriars kirk website at
Enquires to Steve Lister, Operations Manager on 0131 225 1900 or 


Posted: 26 January 2018


St Ninian's Episcopal Church, Comely Bank

Vacancy from Mid-August 2018 for a

Director of Music/Organist

Part-time - 10 hours per week


2 manuals and pedal Copeman Hart organ
•       Small, enthusiastic, loyal choir of mainly female voices seeking to develop
•       Key priority is to make joining the church choir more flexible and accessible, including children, in the spirit of a family church with ‘informally formal worship’
•       Weekly practice and one sung service every Sunday: additional sung services throughout the church year, including Choral Evensong
•       A comparable RSCM level salary


Information available from:
The Very Reverend Frances Burberry (Rector)

t: 0131 315 0404


Posted: 20 January 2018

Dirleton Kirk


Our Sunday worship is at 9.30am.  We are seeking a regular organist but would also welcome contact with persons prepared to play on an occasional basis.  

Contact Keith Stewart: 

Posted: 1 May 17

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