Durham Cathedral is one of the world's best known buildings and is a place of worship, welcome and hospitality.   We employ around 150 staff who are supported by more than 650 dedicated volunteers.


Master of the Choristers and Organist

Location:            Durham Cathedral 
Contract:            Permanent
Hours:                Full time
Salary:               £32,535.00 per annum

In succession to Canon Dr James Lancelot, The Chapter of Durham wishes to appoint a Master of the Choristers and Organist to lead the Music Department from September 2017.  He or she will be expected to contribute to the mission and ministry of Durham Cathedral by maintaining and developing standards of musical excellence in the Cathedral’s worship.  

We are looking for someone who has a clear understanding of and commitment to the place of music in worship, with an outstanding record as a performer, you will have demonstrable musical and personal skills as an organist and be able to lead, inspire and train others. 

The provision of accommodation will be discussed with shortlisted candidates who are successfully shortlisted for interview.

For more information please contact the HR Department on 0191 386 4266

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Closing date for receipt of completed application form:  12 noon, 7th March 2017    
Shortlisting date: Thursday 9th March 2017                        
Interview date: 22nd or 23rd March 2017
Start date: September 2017