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Covenant Presbyterian Church
201 Walnut Boulevard
Petersburg, VA, 23805

Seeking organist, choir director for one Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal which will resume when it is Covid-safe to do so. Special services Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise, and Christmas Eve. Roy Redman tracker organ. Annual compensation range $15,000 to $16,000 per year with four weeks paid annual vacation. Interested candidates should contact Sarah Nave via email at revdrnave@gmail.com or by phone at 804-894-0386.

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

Seeking part-time organist for one Sunday morning service and two choir rehearsals. Andover three manual pipe organ. Special services Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve, and occasional choral concerts. Interested candidate should have strong sight reading and improvisation skills or be excellent at preparing alternate harmonizations. Compensation range $17,000 – $20,000 per annum depending on education and experience. Two weeks paid vacation. Candidates should contact Jason Brown, Minister of Music and Arts, via email at jbrown@fpcrichmond.org or by phone: 804-358-2383.

Second Presbyterian Church
5 N. Fifth Street
Richmond, VA, 23219

Seeking part-time organist for Sunday morning worship and other special services during the year, playing for funerals (no additional compensation) and weddings (with additional compensation), accompanying and rehearsing with the adult choir, accompanying the Children’s Choir as needed. Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience as a church musician and possess consummate abilities in service playing, sight readying, open score reading, and the performance of organ literature. The ability to improvise is desirable, but not required. A degree in organ performance or church music is desirable, but not required. Two-manual Noack pipe organ in the sanctuary and a five stop tracker-action von Beckerath Chapel organ. Compensation range $25,000 to $30,000 per annum with no additional benefits. For a full job description go to www.2presrichmond.org. Interested applicants should email a resume along with a cover letter addressing experience qualifications, three to five examples of bulletins showing the titles and composer of organ repertoire offered at those services, and three references to organistsearch@2presrichmond.org.

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