Jobs and Volunteering

Employment Opportunities

CUS Communications Manager

If you have a solid background in communications management, are equally comfortable with details and big picture strategic thinking, love to be in the centre of the action and understand the nuances of our faith, and you are interested in a new opportunity, we would like to talk with you.

Our ideal candidate has a degree in marketing or communications with 3-5 years relevant experience, is social media savvy, an excellent writer and storyteller, and knows how to develop and work a communications plan. This part-time position requires a commitment of 30 hours a week in a work-from-home environment. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please see the full job description: CUC Communications Manager.

Deadline for applications is May 18.

Music Director, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

Job Description

The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (FirstU) is one of Canada’s largest Unitarian Universalist congregations, with nearly 300 people and a choral music program that involves approximately 80 choristers. These numbers may increase as the neighbourhood is expecting a surge in growth with an LRT station being built near the street entrance to our campus.  The Worship Hall is noted throughout Ottawa as a top-tier concert venue with excellent acoustics and a Steinway B piano.

We are seeking a creative, collaborative, and inspiring Music Director for up to 26 hours per week, to continue the successful operation of the congregation’s music program.
Starting date: Monday, August 16, 2021.

FirstU weaves its commitment to social and environmental justice throughout its programming and values a work environment that is free of discrimination, respects differences, and allows employees to bring their whole selves to work. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for this position. If you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify us.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FirstU has continued its active music program, both rehearsal and performance, mainly through use of Zoom technology. Plans are to increase live and hybrid music activities as public health restrictions lessen or end.
For more information about our congregation, our music program, and Unitarian Universalism, please visit our website at www.firstunitarianottawa.

Application Process

All interested applicants should submit

  •  a cover letter
  •  a resume
  •  names of and contact information for three references
  • links to 2 to 5 pieces of media (audio and/or video recordings) that show the applicant’s musical ability, including at least one example of the applicant’s conducting skills and one showing the applicant leading a song or hymn they might program for a Sunday service (on unlisted YouTube or similar files that will be accessible only by members of FirstU during the competition period)

Applicants should email their materials to

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 25, 11:59 p.m. ET
We encourage applicants to submit these applications as soon as possible.
All submissions will be acknowledged, but only finalists selected for interview will be contacted. Finalists will have a virtual meet and greet session with FirstU choristers as part of the selection process.
Because of the COVID pandemic, there will be no live auditions.

 Volunteer Opportunities

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