Applications are being welcomed for a Lay Clerk (Tenor) on a 1 year fixed term contract based in Cambridge, reporting to the Director of Music. The Lay Clerk will be required to sing in the College Choir on five days out of seven, comprising 3 services per week during the eight weeks of full term (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) and rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evening. The Lay Clerk will also be required to sing at special services such as Solemn Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, Requiem for All Souls and Carol Services, and some Sunday morning services. The post-holder will therefore need to be available during full term (3 x 8 weeks) plus up to 5 weeks during the vacations for other Choir activities. Successful candidates will have appropriate vocal quality and technique, along with advanced sight-reading skills.
Accommodation is not provided, however post holders will receive expensed travel and accommodation (where necessary) for concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts, plus fees where appropriate. Other benefits include free singing lessons with one of the College’s singing teachers.
The salary for the one year fixed term appointment is £3,500 with 33 days annual leave. Leave may be taken during the 2 weeks after Christmas, 2 weeks after Easter and the remainder between July and September by mutual agreement.
Your application must include details of 3 referees, one of whom should have detailed knowledge of your musical ability and suitability for this post. The deadline for applications is 12 noon BST on Tuesday 11 August 2020.
Interviews and auditions for short- listed candidates will take place during August. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare two contrasted pieces lasting no more than a total of 10 minutes, and will be given some aural and sight-reading tests. An accompanist will be provided.
If you have any questions in relation to an application please get in touch with a member of the HR Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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