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St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
3602 Hawthorne Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23222

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday service and one adult choir rehearsal per week. Special services on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, and All Soul’s Evening (actual date TBD in consultation with the choir and the Priest). Candidate should have a proven experience in choral directing and organ performance, and preferably experience in the Anglican tradition. Two manual Shantz pipe organ, well maintained. Salary range $19,000 to $23,000 annually. Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and references to the Rev. Herbert Jones via email at HJones@stthomasrichmond.org or by phone at 804-321-9548.

Grace Episcopal Church
2995 River Road West
Goochland, VA, 23036

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for two Sunday services and one weekly adult choir rehearsal. Extra services during Advent, Christmas Eve, and Easter. Allen 3 manual organ. Compensation $300 per week. Interested candidates should contact Emily Dunevant via email at emilydunevant@gmail.com or by phone at 804-955-5045.

Episcopal Church of the Creator
7159 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday morning service. Small but talented and always-willing-to-learn adult choir rehearses for one hour before the service on Sunday morning, and small children's choir rehearses for 1/2 hour after Sunday service. Special services during Advent, Lent, and Holy Week. Funerals and weddings are right of first refusal and paid outside of the salary. 10-year-old Rogers Trillium series organ, 2 manuals. Optimal speaker placement with sound expansion along with most recent model digital sequencer. Compensation from $12,000 -14,000, based on experience and education. Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and references to Elizabeth Lafoon, elafoon@orchardhouse.org.

Lower United Methodist Church
120 Lower Church Rd
Hartfield, VA 23071

Seeking organist for two Sunday morning services and one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal as well as other special music presentations to include Advent and Holy Week. Three-manual Rodgers 960, Draw Knob organ. Approximate salary $12,400 per year. Opportunities for wedding and funerals are compensated separately. One week leave the first year increasing to two the second year. Interested candidates should contact Terry Rogers at tarogers51@outlook.com or 850-974-0863.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
9000 St. Martin’s Lane
Richmond, VA, 23294

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday morning service and one weeknight adult choir rehearsal as well as special services during Holy Week and Christmas. Candidates should be familiar with the Episcopal liturgical tradition as practiced in a Eucharistically-centered sung service and should possess a desire to be involved in parish life. Salary range is $18,000-$23,000 per year with 4 weeks paid vacation, continuing education funds, and opportunities for wedding and funerals which are compensated separately. Three manual Rodgers 750 draw knob organ. For information about the church and congregation please visit the church website at www.saintmartinschurch.org. Interested candidates should contact Linda Fairtile at lfairtile@gmail.com. The position will become available in January 2018.

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
30 Malvern Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23221

Seeking part-time organist for one Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal, special services at Christmas and Easter Week, and two special concerts per year. Three manual hybrid Rogers Sonata 88 organ. Candidate should be able to sight read music well. Knowledge of Eastern Orthodox Christian Music is helpful but not required. Annual salary $11,000 per year. Interested candidates should contact Bernadette Cornelius, Cathedral Secretary, via email at bernadette@vagocathedral.org or days by phone at 804-355-3687 or Susan Prousalis, Cathedral Personnel Committee, via email at sprousalis11@verizon.com or by phone days at 804-740-1188; cell 804-339-2822.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
315 Harris Grove Lane
Yorktown, VA, 23692

Seeking part-time organist/choir director (Minister of Music) for 3 week-end services, and several special services at Christmas, Holy Week, Penance Services, and Confirmation Mass. One weekly adult choir rehearsal and one weekly Youth choir rehearsal. Rogers organ. Salary range $30,000 to $35,000 per year with 15 day paid vacation per year. Other benefits include retirement/pension plan. Interested candidates should contact Deacon Jim via email at jsatterwhite@stjoanofarcva.org or phone at 757-898-5507 or Ms. Gina Baird via email at gbaird@stjoanofarcva.org or phone at 757-898-5570.

First Presbyterian Church
4602 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23226.

Seeking a part-time organist to assist in playing for two Sunday morning services, accompany the Chancel Choir, and rehearse when needed with children’s choirs. Avail- able for service playing is a three manual Andover, a Steinway grand and a Hubbard harpsichord for accompaniment and solo works. Salary ranges from $11,000 to $12, 000 with flexible time for practicing and time off. Please contact Suzanne Riehl at sriehl@fpcrichmond.org if interested.

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