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Reveille United Methodist Church
4200 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23221/p>

Seeking part-time organist for two traditional Sunday morning services, one Wednesday evening service, and weekly rehearsals with the Chancel Choir. Special services Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and special concerts. Plays for funerals as needed and has right of first refusal to play for weddings. Three manual Austin organ with recent updates and repairs. Steinway grand piano in the sanctuary, new Yamaha C3X in the chapel, and this fall the addition of a Neupert harpsichord. Qualified candidate should be proficient in organ and piano accompaniment with five or more years experience, excellent sight reading skills and knowledge of sacred organ literature and the liturgical calendar. A master’s degree in music/organ performance preferred. This is a non-exempt, salaried position with limited benefits. Salary range $18,000 to $21,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 6% match and continuing education support. A detailed job description may be found at www.reveilleumc.org/jobs. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Director of Administration, Terri Edwards via email at admindirector@reveilleumc.org.


St. James the Less Episcopal Church
125 Beverly Rd
Ashland, VA 2300

Seeking part-time Organist and Choir Director. One Sunday morning service, with choir rehearsals on one weeknight(children’s, a handbell, and a chancel choir). Special services following the liturgical calendar. Candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition. Salary range is $18-25,000. Moller Double Artiste organ. For more information about the church, please visit www.stjamestheless.com Interested candidates please contact the Rev. Rock Higgins atrhiggins@stjamestheless.com. Send Cover Letter, Resume, and references to same.T he Reverend Rock Higgins, Priest-in-Charge, St. James the Less Episcopal, 125 Beverly Rd., Ashland, VA 23005


Southminster Presbyterian Church
7500 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23235

Seeking part-time Director of Worship Arts to conduct the sanctuary choir, oversee the bell choir director, and facilitate creative, intergenerational music and worship. One Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal. Candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in a music related field or equivalent work experience, demonstrating proficiency in church music and a passion for engaging people of God in making a joyful noise. Compensation will be based on experience beginning at $14,000 per year. More information about the church may be found on the church website and www.southpreschurch.org. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pastor@southpreschurch.org.


Southminster Presbyterian Church
7500 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23235

Seeking accompanist for sanctuary choir rehearsals and one Sunday morning church service. Qualifications include holding a bachelor’s degree in a music related field or equivalent work experience, demonstrating proficiency in church music with expertise in organ and piano. Two manual Rogers organ and a fully rebuilt Kurtzwald grand piano. Compensation will be based on experience starting at $200 per week. Interested candidates may learn more about the church by visiting the church website at www.southpreschurch.org. A cover letter and resume should be sent to pastor@southpreschurch.org.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
236 S. Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Seeking part-time organist/choir (Minister of Music) for one 11:00 AM Sunday service and one weekly choir rehearsal (currently held on Sunday mornings, but rehearsal time is flexible.) Special services on the principal Feast Days of All Saints, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil. Occasional special music with guest soloists and instrumentalists such as the Community Epiphany Lessons and Carols service with guest musicians from other churches. Hall three manual pipe organ. Candidate should have a working knowledge of traditional Episcopal music and RSCM repertory. Annual salary $15,000 per year with 4 weeks paid vacation, book and music allowance, and social security. Please direct all questions or interest to the Search Committee Chair, Allyson Getlein (Allyson.Getlein@gmail.com) or call the church office at 804-648-7980. Email resume and cover letter to same by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. For information about St. Andrew’sEpiscopal, please visit our website at standrewsoregonhill.org.


New Bethesda Baptist Church
9010 New Bethesda Road
Mechanicsville, VA, 23116

Seeking accompanist (organist/pianist) for one Sunday morning service, Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, and one Sunday morning ensemble rehearsal. Special services include Christmas Cantata, Christmas Eve, Easter Cantata, Maundy Thursday, and revival services. Possibility that the accompanist may occasionally need to fill in for the Minister of Music.Rogers two manual organ in need of replacement soon, electronic keyboard, and piano. Compensation $10,000 annually with two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Lisa Brown via email at lwbhokie@gmail.com or by phone at 804-441-4147.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1100 Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Seeking part-time choir director. Knowledge of and sympathy for liturgical tradition required. Education and/or experience in assembling and directing a church choir; knowledge of handbells a plus. Keyboard facility for rehearsal and to substitute for organist as needed. Duties include weekly rehearsals; preparing and conducting choral anthem for Sunday services (plus Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise service, and perhaps other special observances) from September through May; coordinating anthem texts with Scripture for the day, sermon topic, or service type (e.g., communion); recruiting and retaining choir members. Salary $9000 per year with 3 months off during the summer. Interested candidates should contact the church by phone at 804-353-4413. For more information about the church, go to the church website at BethlehemRVA.net.


Redeemer Lutheran Church
5120 Harrison Road
Fredericksburg, VA

Seeking an organist, choral and bell director. Responsibilities include providing music for one Sunday service, festival services in Lent, Holy Week, and Advent. Choral responsibilities (8-9 months/year) include rehearsals as needed (rehearsal day/time schedule is negotiable). Worship planning with the pastor monthly and coordination with the office manager for worship material preparation. Annual salary of $22,500 + based on experience and education. Benefits include retirement, disability insurance, and paid vacation time. Organ is a 3 manual Allen Quantum Renaissance. and the piano is a Kawai GL10 baby grand. Interested musicians are invited to submit a resume to the church by mail or via email at info@embracedbyhim.org.


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.


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.

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