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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.


Immanuel Episcopal Church
3263 Old Church Road
Mechanicsville, Va, 23111

Seeking part-time Music Director for one weekly Sunday morning service, one weeknight choir rehearsal, and other special services as needed. The ideal candidate is a trained organist who is also willing to play the piano. Supportive teaching skills are strongly desired to spread confidence among our choir and congregational singers. CThe Music Director position is salaried with four Sundays of paid vacation. Salary range is $18,000-$20,000 with room for negotiation. Immanuel has an electronic Allen organ with two manuals. To apply to the position, please email the Rev. Chris Miller at cmiller@immanueloc.org by Friday, July 27th with a cover letter, resume, and three references.


St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
1706 St. Matthew's Lane
Richmond, Virginia 23233

Seeking a part time, twelve month salaried Director of Traditional Music. to provide piano and organ music and to rehearse and direct the Sanctuary Choir. This includes regular leadership each Sunday morning for one service, as well as for special services or occasions (Lent, Christmas Eve, funerals, weddings, etc.) as indicated by the church calendar or requested by the Pastor. Two manual Allen organ. Compensation $15,000 - $17,500 based on experience. Immediate opening. No paid vacation. Applicants should submit interest and resume to info@mystmatthews.org.


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.


Grace Episcopal Church
303 South Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA

Seeking part-time choir accompanist/assistant organist for one Sunday morning service and one weekly choir rehearsal, as well as several special services throughout the year. Two manual Parsons pipe organ. Candidate should have accompanist skills and the ability to read open scores and Anglican Chant. Formal training in piano and organ. Compensation $9,000 to $12,000 per year based on training and experience. 4 weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Agnes French via email at jpk.alf@cox.net or by phone at 757-345-6355.


River Road United Methodist Church
8800 River Road
Richmond, VA, 23229

Seeking a part time (8 hours a week) organ and piano accompanist the for 11:00 worship service and a weekly choir rehearsal. Special services during the year. Be available to provide music for funerals and weddings. Wicks Pipe Organ (1960), rebuilt by Lewis and Hitchcock (2000) with 3 manuals, recently been refurbished. Salary $11,000 per year with 4 weeks paid vacation. Applicants should submit interest and resume to Rev. Darcey Johnson, by phone or email to River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Road, Richmond, VA. 23229, darcey@riverroadumc.org


First English Lutheran Church
1603 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

Seeking four paid singers (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) for one weekly rehearsal and one Sunday traditional liturgical service. Choir Season begins September 12, 2018 and concludes Sunday, May 19, 2019. Season Salary $5,625 ($150 for rehearsal and Sunday service). The church is located at the intersection of Lombardy (Stuart Circle) and Monument Avenue. Interested candidates should contact Linwood Lunde, Music Director, at Linwood.lunde@gmail.com or 804-358-6339 (cell)


Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
21 Nineteenth Street
Virginia Beach, Va, 23451

Seeking part-time organist for two Sunday morning traditional services, to accompany the Sanctuary Choir, and be a member of the church orchestra as well as possibly being asked to accompany other groups when their regular accompanist is not available. Play for weddings and funerals. Compensation for funerals may be received, but not required by church policy. Weddings are compensated according to the church’s Wedding Policy. May also be asked to provide music support for meetings or conferences for the church or ministries as needed. Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Music / Organ Performance. Good sight reading skills required. Casavant three manual pipe organ. Compensation range $15,000-$18,000 per year based on ability and experience. No paid vacation. Interested candidates should submit resumes via email to jobs@vbumc.org.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
2631 Pocahontas Trail
Quinton, VA, 23141

Seeking part-time accompanist on piano or organ for two Sunday morning Masses and special services during Lent, Easter, and Christmas. Applicant should possess a strong knowledge and appreciation of Roman Catholic Liturgy. Wicks two manual pipe organ. Compensation is $80-$100 per hour based on experience. Interested candidates should send resumes to the Search Committee at seassecretary@verizon.net or mail to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, PO Box 648, Quinton, VA, 23141.


Providence United Methodist Church
901 S. Providence Road
North Chesterfield, VA, 23236

Seeking one or two persons for openings in their music ministry. One is for a Connections Worship Leader (informal weekly creative worship service that includes visuals and participation by the congregation) and the other is for a Director of Music Ministry. They can be apples for separately as part-time positions or as one as a full-time position. The Connections Worship Leader should be proficient in keyboard and/or guitar and able to work with volunteer musicians with all levels of ability. There is a weekly Praise Band rehearsal. That candidate should also have experience with diverse musical styles. The Director of Music Ministry is responsible for directing, coordinating, assisting or supervising weekly rehearsal with Chancel choir, adult handbells, and Women’s ensemble. Allen Renaissance 3 manual organ. Annual full-time salary $35,000 with a health insurance option to take a lower salary with health insurance coverage. Vacation based on tenure. Other amenities include laptop, private office, and the ability to teach private lessons. Interested candidates should contact Emma Breeden via email at pumcstaff@gmail.com.


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 weddings 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.


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.


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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