Director of Music

Passionate and dynamic church musician sought:

The Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Grahamstown (Makhanda) is looking for a Director of Music from 1 January 2019. This is a part-time post, which might be combined e.g. with a post at Rhodes University, or teaching private music pupils. Remuneration is under review.

Duties include

  • directing the music and playing the organ for Cathedral worship;
  • training and mentoring a group of young singers drawn from local government schools, who are members of the Makana Choir School as well as of the Cathedral choir.

Essential requirements are

  • a passion for promoting Church music in a diversity of styles and languages, as an integral part of the worship of Almighty God;
  • at least three recent verifiable references, including from previous employer(s).

Relevant qualifications could include

  • appropriate music degree and/ or Fellowship (e.g. FRCO);
  • experience in leading Anglican church music;
  • experience in training school-going youngsters in singing and general musicianship;
  • administrative competence.

For further details click on “Music” and “Makana Choir School“, or contact the parish office at 045 622 2445, email

Applications to The Churchwardens, Cathedral of St Michael & St George

Each application must include:

  • The applicant’s current contact addresses (email and telephonic);
  • An up to date CV with certified copies of degrees and certificates attached;
  • The names and contact addresses/contact details of THREE referees.

Closing date: Monday, 3 December 2018

The Cathedral reserves the right not to make an appointment. If an applicant has not been contacted by us by 15th December 2018, their application has been unsuccessful.