Clare College Cambridge

Lay Clerkship and Choir Librarian

Clare College has a vacancy for a Lay Clerk to commence in October 2017 on a fixed term contract of 11 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 inlcude three Compline services per term, plus special services such as Ash Wednesday, Vigil for all Souls, Evensong for College Parents Day, Advent Carol Services etc.

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 2 May 2017 with an up to date CV and covering letter.

Interviews and auditions will take place on the afternoon of 11 May 2017. 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