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

Seeking part-time Minister of Music/organist-Choir Director for two Sunday services (one only during the summer) and one weekly adult choir and adult handbell rehearsals. Special services Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Memorial Day, Blue Christmas, Christmas Eve, and as needed. There are two paid choir section leaders and currently searching for a third. Others special singers hired as needed, and brass players for Easter. Cornel Zimmer three manual pipe organ. Annual compensation range $35,000 to $40,000 with four weeks paid vacation, sick leave, books and music allowance, continuing education, and automobile allowance. Interested candidates should contact Marta Rowe via email at rowes09@gmail.com or by cell phone at 804-814-9599.

Shady Grove United Methodist Church
8209 Shady Grove Road
Mechanicsville, VA, 23111

Seeking organist/pianist for two Sunday traditional services, and one optional contemporary service per week. Special services Christmas Eve, Winter and Spring concerts, during Holy Week. Weekly choir rehearsal with the Chancel Choir and other accompanist responsibilities as need. Allen MDS-75 three manual organ. Annual salary $26,000 per year with accrued paid vacation weeks based on number of years of service. Other benefits include sick leave, retirement/pension, and continuing education. Interested candidates should contact Kevin Berry via email at berryjk@gmail.com or by phone at 804-229-4272.

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
823 Cathedral Place
Richmond, VA, 23220

Seeking professional singers to serve as cantors to lead the assembly’s singing during weekend liturgies and also to serve as soloists for weddings, funerals, special events, and diocesan celebrations. Strong sight-singing ability, flexibility, and mastery of differing musical styles as important as dedication, commitment, and leadership skills. For more information and to schedule an audition, candidates should contact Daniel Sanez at dsanez@richmondcathedral.org or call 804-212-3889.

Centenary United Methodist Church
411 East Grace Street
Richmond VA, 23219

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday service and one weekly choir rehearsal. Special services on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Lessons and Carols. String group plays on Christmas Eve, and brass group on Easter Sunday. There are four paid singers in addition to the volunteer singers in the choir. Three manual Casavant Freres pipe organ. Annual salary $30,000 , with paid vacation, sick leave, maternity leave, dues to professional organizations, social security, and unemployment insurance. First refusal to play for all weddings, funerals, and memorial services. Preference will be given to the candidate with educational background and experience in both organ music and choral direction. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by June 16 that includes references to admin@centumc.org and note Organist/choir/director in the subject heading.

Laurel Presbyterian Church
9675 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA, 23060

Seeking part-time Organist/Director of Music for one Sunday morning service and one adult choir rehearsal. Special services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. Applicant should be interested and willing to promote the recruitment of members to the music ministry. Two manual pipe organ built by Shenandoah Organ Studio. Compensation $15,000 per year with 4 weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should have a background in choral training or working with choirs. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Glenda Miller, Church Team Chair, via email at g1313g@aol.com.

Ginter Park United Methodist Church
1010 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23227

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday morning church service and one choir rehearsal per week. Special services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. The choir consists of four paid singers and two or three volunteers. MP Moller 3 manual organ. Two weeks paid vacation. Annual salary $13,000 to $15,000 based on education and experience. More information about the church may be found at the church’s website at ginterparkumc@ginterparkumc.org. Candidates should contact Horace Ford via email at horaceford2@gmail.com or by phone at 804-387-6021.

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

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday 10:00 AM service and one mid-week choir rehearsal. Special services Christmas Eve and Day, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Allen two manual organ. Two weeks paid vacation, maternity leave, book and music allowance, and continuing education benefits. Salary range $14,000 to $18,000 per annum based on education and experience. Interested candidates should contact with The Rev. Robin Teasley via email at rector@immanueloc.org, phone 804-338-0698 or Maria Koenig via email at ironbtfly@gmail.com or phone 804-972-0442.

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
2700 Dolfield Road
Richmond, VA, 23235

Seeking full time Minister of Music. Responsible for planning and implementing of liturgical music for parish liturgies (4 week-end Masses, Holy Days, Sacraments, weddings, funerals, and other communal celebrations). Maintain a graded choir/instrumental program of 7 choirs, recruitment and training of liturgical music personnel and volunteers. Allen 350 G organ. Church has two paid substitutes. Salary range $65,000 to $75,000 per annum depending on education and experience. Full benefit package with 12 days paid vacation, 3 personal days, and 10 sick days. Interested candidates should contact Jan Web via email at jan.webb@stedwardch.org or by phone at 804-272-2948.

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