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Ashland Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
301 S. James Street
Ashland, VA 23005

Seeking part-time Organist for weekly Sunday morning worship service and special services Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. Assist Choir Director with weekly adult choir rehearsal. We have an 11-Rank Wicks Pipe Organ. Proficiency in organ and piano preferred. Church is currently in-person and live streamed. Compensation is $10,000.00 per year (negotiable) with 2 weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Barbara Boor, Personnel Committee Chair – bboor@comcast.net.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace Street
Richmond VA 23219

Seeking part-time assistant organist for Sunday liturgies as well as a weekly choir rehearsal on Thursday evenings. Other services include Choral Evensong, Lessons & Carols, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week services, etc. During the summer months, the assistant organist will play every other Sunday. The Assistant Organist must be able to consistently demonstrate high proficiency in rehearsal and performance on the organ and the piano, and be highly capable as a choral accompanist. A bachelor’s (preferably master’s) degree in organ performance is required. The Assistant Organist must also be able to effectively run choral rehearsals. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Director of Music and Organist, at creynolds@stpaulsrva.org.


Christ the King Lutheran Church
9800 West Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA 23235

Seeking a part-time Organist/Choir Director. The Director will serve both as organist and choir director for one weekly Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal, as well as providing music for major feast days and other occasions as designated. The organ is a Casavant Opus 3108 rebuilt pipe organ, expanded and installed at Christ the King in 2010. It has 24 ranks of pipes playing through 23 stops. The musician may provide oversight to the music ministry, which includes a handbell choir. Knowledge of, and appreciation for contemporary music is a plus. Anticipated pay range is $24K – $27K annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Background check required. A link to the full job description can be found at American Lutheran Church Musicians. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume/curriculum vitae to Sharon Grider at personnel@ctkrva.org.


Rappahannock Christian Church
339 Dunnsville Road
Dunnsville, VA, 22454

Seeking part-time organist for one Sunday morning service and special services as needed including holidays, weddings, and funerals. Opportunity to create and grow both children’s and adult music programs. New Allen Genisys GX235 2 manual organ to be installed late spring or early summer 2022. Salary range $12,000 to $15,000 per year based on education and willingness to be involved in other programs. Two weeks paid vacation annually. Interested candidates should send resumes to rappahannockdisciplesofchrist@gmail.com or by contacting Carolyn Elliott at 804-443-4964.


Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
8 North Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Seeking part-time Associate Choirmaster and Organist to work approximately 20 hours per week under the direct supervision of the Choirmaster and Organist. The Associate will play the organ for one Sunday morning worship service and accompany the Parish Choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings during the choir season from September-June.

There are special worship services such as Choral Evensongs, Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday,and a major choral work in the spring with chamber ensemble. The Associate will develop and direct a Children’s Choir which will sing for Children and Youth Sundays and for other worship services throughout the year. There is also a vibrant annual concert series. The Church has a 1979 63 rank Austin organ.

The applicant should be skilled in organ and piano playing and choral conducting. If interested, please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Choirmaster and Organist, via email emelcherdavis@ghtc.org or at (804) 359-5628, ext. 18.


Grace Baptist Church
4200 Dover Road
Richmond VA, 23221

Seeking part-time Minister of Music for one Sunday morning service and special services Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday, and Christmas Eve. There are also two special concerts per year in the Grace Concert Series. Adult weekly choir rehearsal, and handbell choir/ensemble when players are available, ad hoc ensembles as needed, Candidate should have some knowledge or ability to learn audio and computer technology. Allen three manual 3M/ic organ, but the Minister of Music position does not require any service keyboard performance. Salary range $33,000 per year with a merit pay given once per year based on job performance. Other benefits include sick leave, book and music allowance, dues to professional organizations, Social Security, continuing education allowance, and 2 weeks paid vacation, which accrues more weeks over time. For more information about Grace Baptist, their website address is www.rvagrace.org. Interested candidates should contact Deborah Loftis by email at search@gbconline.org.


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

Seeking organist/choir director (Minister of Music) for two Sunday morning services, and adult and adult handbell choir rehearsals. Special services Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Memorial Day, Blue Christmas, Christmas Eve, and others as needed. There is one paid vocalist with an annual contract. Money is budgeted for additional vocalists and instrumentalists. Zimmer three manual pipe organ. Annual compensation range $30,000 to $40,000 per year with other benefits including health insurance, sick leave, retirement pension, maternity leave, book and music allowance, continuing education, automobile allowance, and unemployment insurance. More information about the church can be found on the church’s website www.bonairpc.org. Interested candidates should contact Marta Rowe via email at rowes09@gmail.com or by phone at 804-814-9599.


Ashland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
301 S. James Street
Ashland, VA 23005

Seeking part-time organist for weekly Sunday morning worship service and special services Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. Assist Choir Director with weekly adult choir rehearsal. We have an 11-Rank Wicks Pipe Organ. Proficiency in organ and piano preferred. Church is currently in-person and live streamed. Compensation is $7,800 per year with 2 weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Barbara Boor, Personnel Committee Chair –bboor@comcast.net.


The James River Ringers

The James River Ringers, Richmond, Virginia’s premier auditioned community handbell ensemble, is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Artistic Director.

The full-time Artistic Director will recruit and develop members of the ensemble optimizing individual ringer skills to improve both the musicality and the artistry of the group; plan concerts and other programs expanding the breadth and depth of the group’s musical range; prepare for and conduct regular rehearsals including score study, musical interpretation, and ringer assignments. The Artistic Director may also support planning and execution of virtual and in-person outreach activities, including performances and handbell skill workshops. Performances generally include two featured concerts per year and other performance opportunities that arise. The Artistic Director is also a non-voting member of the Executive Board providing input on the group’s short- and long-term planning. Compensation $500 per semester plus 15% of concert revenues.

Rehearsals are currently held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm on the north side of Richmond. Ad hoc rehearsals are called at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The full-time Artistic Director position will begin in July, 2022.

Interested candidates for the opportunity should forward their resume to jrr.president@gmail.com the end of February 2022.


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