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Chester Presbyterian Church
3424 West Hundred Road
Chester, Va, 23831

Seeking part-time Minister of Music/ organist-choir director for one Sunday service and two choir rehearsals per week (Chancel Choir and Joyful Noise children’s choir). Special services at Christmas, Lent, and Easter week. Two manual A.E. Schlueter pipe organ. Compensation range $18,000 to $25,000 per year with two weeks paid vacation, book and music allowance, and continuing education benefit. Interested candidates should contact Wendy Wellener via email at wbwellener@gmail.com or phone at 804-921-5268.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
5486 St. Pauls Road
King George, VA 22485

Seeking part-time Organist and Choirmaster to provide organ music and direct the choir(s) at the 10:00 AM service on Sunday morning and/or other services as required and to lead and develop the music program of the parish. Special services follow the liturgical calendar. Schedules, organizes and directs the regional Adult Masterworks Choir twice a year. Candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition. Salary range is $16,000 – 21,000. The Church’s pipe organ (1954 Hitchcock) was entirely rebuilt and expanded in 2010. The candidate should have proven musical ability, cherish and encourage choral tradition, enthusiastically widen our musical horizons and be able to encourage, recruit and train adults and children. For more information please visit www.stwww.stpaulskgva.org. Interested candidates please send cover letter, resume and reference contacts to the Reverend Lee Gandiya, rectorstpaulskgva@gmail.com, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Pauls Road, King George, VA 22485

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

Seeking part-time accompanist (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 the Roman Catholic liturgy. Wicks 2 manual pipe organ. Compensation $80-$100 per hour based on experience. Interested candidates should send resume to the Search Committee at seassecretary@verizon.net or mail to St., Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, PO Box 648, Quinton, VA, 23141.

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 ensem- ble 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, elec- tronic 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.

Duncan Memorial Methodist Church
201 Henry Street
Ashland VA, 23005

Seeking part-time Minister of Music for two Sunday morning services and to plan, rehearse and direct elementary and Chancel choir, youth band, contemporary worship band, and handbell choir. Supervise the organist and point presentations for the audio visual system that are aligned with the weekly sermons for the two Sunday morning services. Special services during Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas. Candidate should Have a BA degree from an accredited institution with at least a minor in music and a strong knowledge of religious music, having experience leading traditional and contemporary worship. Piano/keyboard skills required. Compensation $20,000 – $30,000 per year depending on experience. Two weeks paid vacation, sick leave, continuing education allowance. Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to office@duncanmemorialumc.org.

May Memorial Baptist Church
3922 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA, 23139

Seeking an organist and choir accompanist for one Sunday morning worship service and one mid-week choir rehearsal and seasonal services through the church year. The organist will work directly with the Director of Music. Salary starts at $7,000 to $9,000 and is dependent upon education and experience. Interested candidates should contact Joan Maples, Music Minister at joanweinbendermaples@gmail.com or Pastor Michael Edwards at revmkedwards@gmail.com.

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.

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