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Covenant Presbyterian Church
201 Walnut Street
Petersburg, VA, 23805/p>

Seeking part-time organist/pianst for one Sunday morning service and one mid-week adult choir rehearsal. Special services Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise, and Christmas Eve. Roy Redman tracker action pipe organ. Salary range $15,000 to $16,000 per annum with four weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Sarah Nave via email at revdrnave@gmail.com or by phone at 804-894-0386.

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

Seeking to fill the Bass and Tenor positions in the Core SATB Quartet for the 2021-22 choir season. The Quartet performs alone or with a few extra volunteers during Worship, Sundays at 10:00 am (subject to change). Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:00 am and briefly following worship. There are no regular mid-week rehearsals. Literature is standard sacred choral repertoire. Contact Larry Heath at lheath@gmail.com or 804-212-9861 for more information or to schedule an interview/audition.

First Presbyterian Church
4602 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA, 23226

Seeking part-time principal organist for 1 Sunday morning service and rehearse weekly with the adult choir. Assist with your and children’s choirs and other groups, as needed. Special services and concerts during Advent, Christmas, Holy Week, Eastertide, unless other arrangements have been made with the Minister of Music and Arts. Principal organist has the right of first acceptance/refusal for all wedding and funerals at the church, remuneration for which will be in addition to the salary. Andover, Opus 100, three manual organ. Compensation range is $20,000 to $30,000 per annum with two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Jason Brown, Minister of Music and Arts, vis email at jbrown@fpcrichmond.org or by phone days at 804-358-2383 or cell 347-326-2830.

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

Seeking part-time Minister of Music for one Sunday morning service. Three manual Aeolian Skinner pipe organ in fair condition. Candidates must be interested in helping to recruit and build the church’s music program. Annual salary is $15,000. Interested candidates should contact Elizabeth Steele via email at fbcpburg@verizon.net or by phone at 804-732-2003 or 804-586-5891.

First English Lutheran Church
1603 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23330

Seeking paid Alto for one weekly rehearsal and one Sunday traditional liturgical service. Choir Season begins September 8, 2021 and concludes Sunday, June 5, 2022. Season Salary approximately $5,625 ($150 for rehearsal and Sunday service). The church is located at the intersection of Lombardy (Stuart Circle) and Monument Avenue. Interested candidates should contact Linwood Lunde, Music Director, at Linwood.lunde@gmail.com or 804-358-6339 (cell).

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
6001 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA, 23505

Seeking part-time Director of Music for one Sunday service, adult and handbell choir rehearsals. Special services on Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and mid-week services during Advent. Mark E. Wetzel two manual pipe organ. Compensation $18,000 per year with two weeks paid vacation and a book and music allowance. Interested candidates should contact Lynn Hubert via email at klynnhubert@gmail.com or by phone at 751-630-4946 or contact Anne Combes at the church email https://www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org or phone at 751-489-2551.

Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal), Richmond
4207 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23225

Seeking Director of Music Ministry (part-time organist/choir director) to provide leadership for 9:30 AM Sunday service and week night (Thursday) Chancel Choir rehearsals, plus additional hour prior to the Sunday morning service. Provide music for seasonal services and assistance (conducting, leadership, and administration) to supportive music ministry. May be engaged separately for funerals and weddings. Dobson Organ, Op. 40, 1988. Salary $24,000 per annum, with four weeks paid annual vacation. Preferred Qualifications: experience leading liturgical worship, fluency in traditional sacred music and newer hymnody and music. Interested candidates should email rector@goodshepherdrichmond.org.

First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

Seeking part-time organist for two Sunday morning services and weekly rehearsals three quarters of the year with adult, youth and Auditioned Ensemble choirs. Special services Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, and Maundy Thursday. Casavant four- manual pipe organ. There are no directing responsibilities with this position. Annual salary approximately $30,000. Three weeks paid vacation, sick leave, book and music allowance, dues to professional associations, and continuing education allowance. Interested candidates should contact The Rev. Dr. Philip Mitchel via email at mitchell@fbcrichmond.org or by phone days at 804-358-5458 or cell, 804-615-2709. Starting date September, 2021.

Three Chopt Presbyterian Church
9315 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA, 23229

Seeking part-time Interim Director of Music for two Sunday morning services (early service is contemporary with a small band and voices) and starting in September rehearsals with the band on Monday evening, Chancel Choir on Thursday evening, and random rehearsals with the children and handbells prior to their scheduled participation in worship and/or music productions. Proficiency in organ preferred but not mandatory since the organist position is separate. Two manual Lewis and Hitchcock pipe organ. While the candidate should Preferred starting date August 1, 2021. Annual salary is approximately $30,000 per year, which would be prorated based on the number of months the interim is hired. Interested candidates should contact Bill Brownfield by email at herdmanbb@verizon.net or by phone at 804-708-2381 or cell 804-514-2732.

Farmville Presbyterian Church
200 West Third Avenue
Farmville, VA, 23901

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday service and a weekly choir rehearsal. Stipends for four paid section leaders from Longwood University music department. Special services on Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. Occasional funerals and weddings by agreement. Candidate should have good “people” skills and the ability to work well with college students. Two manual Beckerath tracker pipe organ. Annual salary $15,000 with four weeks paid vacation, book and music allowance, social security, and sick leave. Interested candidates should contact John Arehart by email at arehartje@longwood.edu or by cell at 434-603-0073. Or Ed Kromer, by email at kromerer@gmail.com or cell at 434-547-7997.

Huguenot Road Baptist Church
10525 West Huguenot Road
North Chesterfield, VA, 23236

Seeking part-time organist/music assistant to provide leadership for 11:00 AM Sunday service and week night (Wednesday) Chancel Choir rehearsals, plus additional hour prior to the Sunday morning service. Provide music for seasonal services and assistance (conducting, leadership, and administration) to supportive music ministry. May be engaged separately for funerals and weddings. The position with report directly to the Pastor for Music and Worship. Two manual 30-rank Reuter pipe organ. Salary $20,000 per annum. Interested candidates should email michellegraham91@gmail.com.

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