Clare College Cambridge

Lay Clerkship and Choir Librarian

Clare College has a vacancy for a Lay Clerk to commence in late September 2018 on a fixed term contract of twelve months. The postholder will sing in the College Choir for 3 services per week during full term (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday), with a rehearsal on Wednesday evening and additional services as and when. These include two or three Compline services per term, plus special services such as Ash Wednesday Eucharist, Vigil for All Souls’ Day, Evensong for College Parents’ Day, Advent Carol Services etc. The Lay Clerkship is open to all voice parts.

As Choir Librarian the postholder will have responsibility for distributing copies of the music on a weekly basis to the Choir, order and copy music where necessary and updating the Choir Library Catalogue when required.

The postholder will receive all the benefits of a Choral Scholarship at Clare, including free singing lessons with one of the College's singing teachers, free travel for concerts, recordings, broadcasts and foreign tours, and free Dinner in Hall on Sundays after evensong.

The salary is £3,950 (inclusive of holiday pay).


Applicants must complete the application form below and email it to Sally Hewings by 1 May 2018 with an up to date CV and covering letter.

Interviews and auditions will take place on the afternoon of 15 May 2018. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare a piece of their choice lasting no longer than 5 minutes, and will be given some aural and sight-reading tests.  An accompanist will be provided.


Job Description and Person Specification


Application Form