Canon for Cathedral Music

Portland, OR
Type: Lay
Posted Jan 3, 2022
Job Title
Canon for Cathedral Music
Name of church or organization
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR
Job Description
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, seeks a full-time Canon for Cathedral Music to both build upon and expand our vibrant music ministries. Position start date is subject to negotiation, but will be no later than January, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

As a spiritual leader in a congregation of over two thousand members, the Canon for Cathedral Music will be visionary, creating and articulating a theological framework for music and worship that respects Trinity’s deep love of the Anglican musical tradition while broadening that tradition to include diverse voices. The successful candidate will approach their work as a form of prayer: presiding over our acclaimed Rosales organ (III/58), mentoring and conducting our adult and youth musicians, and collaborating with the dean, clergy and other leaders as part of an engaged and energetic ministry team. As a prominent member of the Portland musical community, they will develop and enhance relationships with interfaith, arts and educational institutions in our region. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for program, budget and staff management, liturgical planning, education and teaching, fundraising, and strategic thinking. A substantial endowment exists for the purposes of promoting goals and objectives within the context of a landmark downtown congregation long-renowned for musical excellence.

Trinity Cathedral is one of the oldest Episcopal congregations on the West Coast, a fully inclusive congregation with an annual budget of almost $4MM. We are committed to the work of anti-racism on every level and prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, color, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume including references to Katie Bronson, Director of Operations, at In addition, candidate should submit short (100-200 word) responses to the following questions:

1. How have you incorporated children and youth in the worshipping life of congregation(s) you have served?
2. How have you developed relationships with other interfaith, arts, and educational communities through music?
3. What do you see as the “front edge” for Anglican music, particularly in regards to diversity, equity and justice?

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