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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.

Ashland Presbyterian Church
401 Virginia Street
Ashland, VA, 23005

Seeking organist for one Sunday service and one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal. $200 weekly compensation. Special services, weddings and funerals will be compensated beyond the weekly rate. Two weeks paid vacation after a trial period. Rogers two manual organ in good condition. Student organists with piano experience encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should contact Kerra English, Pastor, via email at kerra.english@gmail.com.

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.

Second Baptist Church
9614 River Road
Richmond, VA, 232299

Seeking part-time organist for two Sunday morning services and one Wednesday evening prayer meeting as well as for special services during Holy Week, Christmas, and a fall or spring evening choral concert. Rehearsals with the adult and youth choirs as well as special rehearsals almost monthly with guest vocalists and instrumentalists. Moller three manual pipe organ in the sanctuary and a two manual AllenL-228 organ in the Chapel. Salary approximately $25,000 per annum with two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Bill Miller via email at bmiller@secondbaptistrva.org or by phone days at 804-740-7101 or evenings at 804-338-3769.

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA 23229

Seeking Tenor Section Singer for Sunday 10:30am services and Thursday 7:00pm rehearsals, September through May, paying the standard RVA per-service rate. Excellent sight-reading skills are required. An instrumental major with choral training and experience would definitely be considered for this position; we are seeking a section singer, not a soloist. Contact our Parish Administrator Whitney Sawyer for more information: whitney@stmattsrva.org

St. John’s Episcopal Church
2319 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23223

Seeking part-time Music Director/Organist-Choir Director for one Sunday service, one weekly choir rehearsal, and special services throughout the year. Candidates should have familiarity with the Episcopal liturgical tradition as well as seeing themselves as a pastoral musician willing to be involved in parish life and support the growing music program. Two manual renovated 1905 Adams Stein Tracker pipe organ. A Roland digital piano is also available in the sanctuary. Annual salary range of $20,000-$30,000 based on education and experience. Four weeks paid vacation and a stipend toward continuing education. Funerals and weddings are right of first refusal and paid outside of the salary. Interested candidates should apply via email with a cover letter, resume and a minimum of 3 references to music@saintjohnsrichmond.org. This position could be split between the director and the organist.

Byrd Presbyterian Church
2229 Dogtown Road
Goochland, VA, 23036

Seeking part-time choir director for one Sunday service. Choir rehearsals are held on Sunday morning before the service. There is no rehearsal during the week. Typically the choir sings an anthem, call to worship, and a choral benediction. Occasionally the choir lead the entire service such as for Lessons and Carols, Palm Sunday, and a hymn festival. Compensation $600 per month. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Jock O’Connell at dieoconnells@gmail.com.

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