Choir Accompanist - Anvil Centre


City of New Westminster


Nov. 25, 2016

Organization Description: 

Anvil Centre is the showpiece civic facility located in the heart of the downtown New Westminster. Anvil Centre encompasses 84,000-square feet of interior space and includes: conference and meeting facilities, theatre, multi-purpose rooms, multi-purpose art studios, art gallery, the City’s Museum and Archives, and much more. The Anvil Centre cultural studios are top of the line professional studio spaces that offer quality setting for visual, performing, applied, sound and new media arts. The Centre also offers professionally outfitted, acoustically insulated music practice rooms. Details and links on this exciting new facility can be found at


Job Description: 

Position Vacancy: Choir Accompanist – Anvil Centre
Great City, Great Work, Great Future!
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE local 387
HOURS OF WORK: To Be Determined* Starting January 2017* 
Please note that the hours of work are dependent on program registration and the successful candidate will have the ability to work weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.
SALARY: Starting rate is $31.48 (2015 rates) per hour + 12% in lieu of all benefits

We are looking for a dynamic Choir Accompanist to join our faculty and, with the Choir Director, lead the Anvil Community Choir, a non-auditioned program for singers of all skills. This position requires a strong music background, experience playing for a choir, and positive, inclusive teaching skills. You will also be responsible for learning the music selected by the Director, from our current selection and beyond. Some specific duties will include developing curriculum in line with the ongoing
programming and upholding the high quality and professionalism of the Anvil Centre. In your resume, please highlight your training, teaching methods and any classes you have developed. Accompanist must supply their own instrument (Anvil Center has upright and electric pianos available only).


The Anvil Community Choir Accompanist will have the ability to connect with other faculty and staff, and the overall programming of the Centre (New Media Gallery, Community Art Space, Museums and Archives). The program culminates in a final performance at the Anvil Centre, with other opportunities for public performances. Please note: Anvil Centre has both upright and electric pianos on site.


Requirements include:
•Bachelor of Music, Professional study in music or equivalent.
•Previous experience in accompanying a choir.
•Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of community-based facilities.
•Excellent musical, collaborative and organizational skills, including strong knowledge and practice of music, and communication with both the Choir Director and Arts Programmer.
•Must be able to successfully pass and maintain a criminal and police record check.

How to Apply: 

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter quoting competition #16-122, by November 25th, 2016, to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604)527-4619 or e-mail to 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of New Westminster is committed to employment equity.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.


SALARY: Starting rate is $31.48 (2015 rates) per hour + 12% in lieu of all benefits

Contact Name: Human Resources Department City of New Westminster
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 527-4605


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