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Laurel Hill United Methodist Church
1919 New Market Road
Richmond, VA, 23231

Seeking part-time Minister of Music for two Sunday morning services and to rehearse with the handbell choir and adult singing choir weekly. Once a month so accompany special needs adult class. Christmas or Easter Cantata, Children’s Christmas with the weekday school, and Community Thanksgiving service. Rogers 740 two manual organ. Compensation range $16,000 to $17,000 depending on education and experience. Two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Pam Johnson via email at johnson.kennedy0775@gmail.com or by phone at 804-737-7450 or cell at 434-774-4439.


First Baptist Church
235 West Washington Street
Petersburg, VA, 23804

Seeking part-time Minister of Music for one Sunday morning service and one weekly (Tuesday afternoon at present) choir rehearsal. Special services Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday. The church has 3 octaves of handbells and wold like to start a handbell choir if possible. The singing choir is small in number at present, but there is potential for growth. Music is budgeted for soloists as needed. Three manual Skinner pipe organ. Compensation range $14,000-$15,000 depending on knowledge and experience. Book and music allowance. Two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Betty Steele by phone days at 804-732-2003 or cell at 804-586-5871 or Sharon Ellis at the church via email at FBCPburg@verizon.net or phone at 804-733-7484.


Resurrection Lutheran Church
6170 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

Seeking part-time pianist (an electronic organ is available also) to play for two Sunday morning services (traditional and contemporary) and to accompany the choirs. Choir rehearsals on two different nights per week. Compensation $15,000 to $20,000 per year depending on education, training, and experience. Paid leave for vacation, catastrophic leave, and personal development. The church facilities may be used to give lessons. The church website may be found at www.resurrectionpeople.org. Interested candidates should send letter of interest and resume to the church office at ResurrectionLutheranFXBG@gmail.com or to the Personnel Team Chair, Fred Riedl at fredriedl@gmail.com or by phone at 540-538-0493.


West Richmond Church of the Brethren

Seeking part-time organist/pianist for one Sunday morning service and special services at Easter, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christ Eve. There is a music ensemble comprised of guitar, flute, violin, and piano that accompanies some of the hymns or songs. This group rehearses for about 15 minutes before the service. Allen two-manual organ. Annual compensation $8,000 to $12,000 per year based on experience and training. Four weeks paid vacation per year. Interested candidates should contact David Whitton via email at david.whitton@wrcob.org or by phone days at 804.288.6439 or cell 319.610.2274.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
8050 St. Paul’s Church Road
Hanover, Va, 23069

Seeking part-time organist/director (Music Director) for one Sunday service. Special services Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, and Thanksgiving. Adult choir with rehearsals currently on Sunday. Two manual Allen organ. There is a piano in the Parish Hall. Ideal candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition, various liturgical styles, and open to adapting to fit the needs of the congregation. Compensation begins at $15,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Four weeks of paid vacation. Budget for music, supplies, and continuing education is negotiable. For more information about the parish, visit www.stpaulshanover.org. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including references and links to recordings that highlight organ performance and choral directing to Sue Selz admin@stpaulshanover.org.


Grace Episcopal Church
303 Main Street
Kilmarnock, Va, 22482

Seeking an interim organist that could begin December 29. One Sunday 10:30 AM church service. Choir rehearses before that service. Remuneration is $150 per Sunday plus mileage at the IRS rate of $.0.58 per mile. If the organist can come early to rehearse with the choir on Sunday mornings, the remuneration is $175 per Sunday plus mileage. The organ is a two manual Parson Pipe organ. Also available to an interested interim is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house located in Irvington at the rector’s home. There would be no charge for the use of the guest house. The guest house is a 10 minute drive from the church. More information about the church and pictures are available at the church website www.graceepiscopalkilmarnock.com. Interested parties should contact the rector, the Rev. Kim Glenn via email at grace.rector1@va.metrocast.net or at baker.glenn@gmail.com.


St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church
4611 Sadler Road
Glen Allen, VA, 23060

Seeking part-time organist/choir director. Two Sunday masses. Special additional services other times of the year on Holy Days like Christmas, Easter, Ash Wednesday, etc. The choirs usually practice together one hour every other week unless they feel there is an need for another rehearsal. Allen two manual digital computer organ. Salary range $13,000 to $18,500. Interested candidates should contact Pete Mazloom via email at pgmjr@comcast.net or phone (804-356-9655) or Gus Harika via email at geharika@gmail.com or phone (804-370-1369).


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