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Vacancy for a Full Time Permanent Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin


Christ Church Cathedral is privileged to have a wonderful music tradition that has been in existence since the very foundation of the first cathedral community nearly one thousand years ago. This is an exciting time in the life of the cathedral which has gone through significant expansion in recent years.


The cathedral is engaged in the pursuit of excellence in all areas of its life and ministry. Cathedral music plays a major part in this pursuit. The role of the Director of Music will be pivotal in influencing and developing the liturgy of the cathedral while also using music to reach out to the broader community at national and international level.


The Role of the Director of Music:


The role of Director of Music is a member of the senior management team within Christ Church Cathedral. It is a role where music is cultivated and developed in line with liturgical requirements while also bringing challenges to the choirs and their repertoire. It is a role that integrates with all aspects of cathedral life and the wider community.


The Director of Music will have experience of working in a cathedral environment, and be a skilled organist.  The role will also include working with and developing both the Girls’ Choir and the Cathedral Choir, managing the schedule for visiting choirs, overseeing the Voluntary Choir, and engaging with certain aspects of fundraising as well as with outreach to the community. A close working relationship with the Organist and Organ Scholars will form part of the strong team work approach.


The role requires an individual who has an excellent track record in people management and communications skills, is creative and flexible, has good IT skills and a strong desire to work in a developing and challenging cathedral environment.


An enhanced disclosure document and/or successful completion of the statutory Garda Vetting procedure is required in advance of the successful candidate’s start date.


Applications will be accepted until 12pm on Friday 14 June 2019.  Interviews will take place at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin on 20th and 21st June 2019. For further information and a detailed job description please email: