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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.

Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
8 North Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

The Assistant Choirmaster and Organist position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, salaried, and under the direct supervision of the Choirmaster and Organist. The Assistant will play the organ for Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. and accompany the Parish Choir rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. during the choir season from September-May. There are special worship services and music programs such as Choral Evensongs, Festival of Christmas Lesson and Carols, Maundy Thursday, a major choral work in the spring with chamber ensemble, Caroling on Monroe Park, and the Music for a Cause concert, The Assistant will direct the Children’s Choir and Youth Orchestra which perform for Children and Youth Sundays and for other worship services through the year. There is also a vibrant annual concert series which draws hundreds of people to the church. The church has a 1979 63 rank Austin pipe organ. The applicant should be skilled in organ and piano playing and conducting. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Choirmaster and Organist, at emelcherdavis@ghtc.org or call (804) 359-5628, ext. 18.

Saint Mary the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA, 23401

Seeking part-time organist, with the possibility of expanding duties to direct the Latin Choir. Primary duties would be to play for 3-5 Masses per week-end, Holy Days of Obligation, and to accompany the Children’s and Adult choir’s rehearsals and liturgies. Opportunities to participate in the Concert Series. Robert William Wallace three-manual organ. Pay per service/rehearsal : $130/$75. Must be well acquainted with the Roman Catholic liturgy. Interested candidates should contact David Uschold, Director of Music and Organist via email at duschold@stmaryfred.org.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
1214 Wilmer Ave.
Richmond, VA, 23227

Seeking part-time Director of Music Ministry & Organist for one Sunday morning service, a monthly evening prayer service, and special feast day services. Direction and rehearsals with an adult choir, and management of paid quartet. Plans and coordinates additional musicians for important feast days. First refusal for weddings and funerals with additional honoraria. German-built Franz Heissler tracker organ, 1,198 pipes (1993). Candidates must be familiar with liturgical worship traditions. Teaching privileges available. 15 hours per week. Salary $22,000. Vacation, parental leave, discretionary fund, and continuing education benefits provided. Full job description here. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Kevin Newell at kevin.newell@emmanuelrva.org.

Grace Episcopal Church
5607 Gordonsville Rd
Keswick, VA 22947

Seeking part-time Director of Music/ Organist for one Sunday morning service, one monthly Sunday afternoon service, special feast day services and annual Thanksgiving Day and Blessing of the Hounds services. Direction and rehearsals with the adult choir. Plans and coordinates visiting musician/ ensemble events and organ recital series. First refusal for weddings and funerals with additional honoraria. Taylor and Boody Opus 77 (2019) pipe organ Learn more Candidates must be familiar with liturgical worship traditions. Teaching privileges available. Salary starting at $27,000 per annum, negotiable based on education and experience. Vacation, sabbatical leave, and continuing education benefits provided. Interested candidates should contact organist4grace@gmail.com..

Redeemer Lutheran Church
9400 Redbridge Road
Chesterfield, VA, 23226

Seeking part-time organist/choir director (Coordinator of Traditional Music) for one 8:30 AM Sunday service and weekly rehearsals with the adult choir, monthly rehearsal with the handbell choir, and occasional rehearsals with brass players. Special services Christmas Eve and Day and Thanksgiving Eve. Coordinate with the Coordinator of Contemporary Music to provide support for weddings, funerals, and other programs. Casavant two manual organ. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in organ or church music and have at least five years experience leading worship in a liturgical setting. They should also be proficient in computer and internet technology. Salary $29,500 per year. Vacation weeks based on tenure. Other benefits include sick leave, retirement/pension, book and music allowance, and dues to professional organizations. This position may become full-time with expanded administrative responsibilities. Interested parties should submit questions and or a resume to Kristen Jung, HR Coordinator via email at kjung@redeemerric.org or by phone at 804-272-7973.

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