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Saint Mary the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA, 23401

Seeking part-time organist, with the possibility of expanding duties to direct the Latin Choir. Primary duties would be to play for 3-5 Masses per week-end, Holy Days of Obligation, and to accompany the Children’s and Adult choir’s rehearsals and liturgies. Opportunities to participate in the Concert Series. Robert William Wallace three-manual organ. Pay per service/rehearsal : $130/$75. Must be well acquainted with the Roman Catholic liturgy. Interested candidates should contact David Uschold, Director of Music and Organist via email at duschold@stmaryfred.org.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
1214 Wilmer Ave.
Richmond, VA, 23227

Seeking part-time Director of Music Ministry & Organist for one Sunday morning service, a monthly evening prayer service, and special feast day services. Direction and rehearsals with an adult choir, and management of paid quartet. Plans and coordinates additional musicians for important feast days. First refusal for weddings and funerals with additional honoraria. German-built Franz Heissler tracker organ, 1,198 pipes (1993). Candidates must be familiar with liturgical worship traditions. Teaching privileges available. 15 hours per week. Salary $22,000. Vacation, parental leave, discretionary fund, and continuing education benefits provided. Full job description here. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Kevin Newell at kevin.newell@emmanuelrva.org.

Grace Episcopal Church
5607 Gordonsville Rd
Keswick, VA 22947

Seeking part-time Director of Music/ Organist for one Sunday morning service, one monthly Sunday afternoon service, special feast day services and annual Thanksgiving Day and Blessing of the Hounds services. Direction and rehearsals with the adult choir. Plans and coordinates visiting musician/ ensemble events and organ recital series. First refusal for weddings and funerals with additional honoraria. Taylor and Boody Opus 77 (2019) pipe organ Learn more Candidates must be familiar with liturgical worship traditions. Teaching privileges available. Salary starting at $27,000 per annum, negotiable based on education and experience. Vacation, sabbatical leave, and continuing education benefits provided. Interested candidates should contact organist4grace@gmail.com..

Bon Air United Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, Va, 23235

Seeking full-time Music Director (organist, choir director, pianist) for two Sunday services. Choirs include Adult, youth, small ensembles, handbells, and 4-5 piece brass group. Special services Christmas Eve, Lent, Easter, and funerals, and weddings, as needed. Schantz three manual organ. Annual compensation range $65,000 -$70,000 per year inclusive of a benefits allowance. Two weeks paid vacation, health insurance, sick and maternity leave, book and music allowance, dues to professional organizations, continuing education. Interested candidates should contact Susan Brown via email at susgbrown@aol.com, or by phone at 804-338-6413 or Lynn Reid via email at lynnmreid73@gmail.com or phone at 804-937-5131.

Ginter Park United Methodist Church
101 W. Laburnam Avenue
Richmond VA

Seeking LEAD SINGERs for Soprano, Alto, and Bass: Sunday mornings ONLY; 10 a.m. rehearsal, 11:00 a.m. worship. $70 per Sunday. Contact Larry Heath at lheath@ginterparkumc.org or 804.212.9861 (cell).

Laurel Presbyterian Church
9675 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA, 23060

Seeking part-time Organist/Director of Music for one Sunday morning service and one adult choir rehearsal. Special services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. Applicant should be interested and willing to promote the recruitment of members to the music ministry. Two manual pipe organ built by Shenandoah Organ Studio. Compensation $15,000 per year with 4 weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should have a background in choral training or working with choirs. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Glenda Miller, Church Team Chair, via email at g1313g@aol.com.

Bon Air Presbyterian Church
9201 W. Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA, 23235

Seeking Tenor/Baritone Soloist Section Leader for Chancel Choir. Responsibilities include singing for the weekly (September through May) 11:00 a.m. service with 10:30 a.m. warm up, Wednesday evening rehearsal 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. and seasonal services during Christmas and Holy week. Compensation is $60 per rehearsal and $60 per worship service. Please contact Beverley Edwards at beverley@bonairpc.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church
9400 Redbridge Road
Chesterfield, VA, 23226

Seeking part-time organist/choir director (Coordinator of Traditional Music) for one 8:30 AM Sunday service and weekly rehearsals with the adult choir, monthly rehearsal with the handbell choir, and occasional rehearsals with brass players. Special services Christmas Eve and Day and Thanksgiving Eve. Coordinate with the Coordinator of Contemporary Music to provide support for weddings, funerals, and other programs. Casavant two manual organ. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in organ or church music and have at least five years experience leading worship in a liturgical setting. They should also be proficient in computer and internet technology. Salary $29,500 per year. Vacation weeks based on tenure. Other benefits include sick leave, retirement/pension, book and music allowance, and dues to professional organizations. This position may become full-time with expanded administrative responsibilities. Interested parties should submit questions and or a resume to Kristen Jung, HR Coordinator via email at kjung@redeemerric.org or by phone at 804-272-7973.

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