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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.

Reveille United Methodist Church
4200 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23221

Seeking part-time organist for two traditional Sunday morning services, one Wednesday evening service, and weekly rehearsals with the Chancel Choir. Special services Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and special concerts. Plays for funerals as needed and has right of first refusal to play for weddings. Three manual Austin organ with recent updates and repairs. Steinway grand piano in the sanctuary, new Yamaha C3X in the chapel, and this fall the addition of a Neupert harpsichord. Qualified candidate should be proficient in organ and piano accompaniment with five or more years experience, excellent sight reading skills and knowledge of sacred organ literature and the liturgical calendar. A master’s degree in music/organ performance preferred. This is a non-exempt, salaried position with limited benefits. Salary range $18,000 to $21,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 6% match and continuing education support. A detailed job description may be found at www.reveilleumc.org/jobs. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Director of Administration, Terri Edwards via email at admindirector@reveilleumc.org.

St. James the Less Episcopal Church
125 Beverly Rd
Ashland, VA 2300

Seeking part-time Organist and Choir Director. One Sunday morning service, with choir rehearsals on one weeknight(children’s, a handbell, and a chancel choir). Special services following the liturgical calendar. Candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition. Salary range is $18-25,000. Moller Double Artiste organ. For more information about the church, please visit www.stjamestheless.com Interested candidates please contact the Rev. Rock Higgins atrhiggins@stjamestheless.com. Send Cover Letter, Resume, and references to same.T he Reverend Rock Higgins, Priest-in-Charge, St. James the Less Episcopal, 125 Beverly Rd., Ashland, VA 23005

Southminster Presbyterian Church
7500 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23235

Seeking organist for one Sunday service and one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal. Two manual Rogers organ and a fully rebuilt Kurtzwald grand piano. Compensation starts at $13,000 basked on experience. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to pastor@southpreschurch.org. For more information about the church you may go to the church website at www.southpreschurch.org.

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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