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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
236 Laurel Street
Richmond, VA, 23200

Seeking part-time organist/choirmaster for one Sunday morning service and choir rehearsal, occasional evening rehearsals, and major church services during the liturgical year, including Holy Week, and the traditional Ephiphany Lessons and Carols Service. Three manual Hall pipe organ. Salary range up to $15,000 based on experience and training with 4 weeks paid vacation. The organist also has first right of refusal for weddings, funerals, and occasional special services, compensated separately. Please direct all questions to the Search Committee, Allyson Getlein via email at allyson.getlein@gmail.com. Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter to the same person and address. For a full position posting, please visit the church’s website at standrewsoregonhill.org/musicminister or contact the Office Assistant at office@standrewsoregonhill.org or by phone to 804-648-7980.


Second Baptist Church
9614 River Road
Richmond, VA, 23229

Seeking part-time organist for two Sunday morning services and one Wednesday evening prayer meeting as well as for special services during Holy Week, Christmas, and a fall or spring evening choral concert. Rehearsals with the adult and youth choirs as well as special rehearsals almost monthly with guest vocalists and instrumentalists. Moller three manual pipe organ in the sanctuary and a two manual AllenL-228 organ in the Chapel. Salary approximately $20,000 per annum with two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Bill Miller via email at bmiller@secondbaptistrva.org or by phone days at 804-740-7101 or evenings at 804-338-3769.


Episcopal Church of the Creator
7159 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Seeking part-time Organist/Choir Director for one Sunday morning service as well as other special services throughout the year as required, including additional services during Advent, Lent, and Holy Week. Adult Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings and Children’s Choir rehearses after 10:30AM service. Rogers Trillium series, 2 manual organ with sequencer and sound expansion included. Salary range $11,000 - $13,000 based on learning and experience. Three weeks paid vacation plus an additional week for continuing education. Interested candidates should contact Fr. Bill Burk at (804) 746-8765 or creatorcontact@comcast.net.


New Bethesda Baptist Church
9019 New Bethesda Road
Mechanicsville, VA, 23116.

Seeking part-time accompanist to provide accompaniment on the piano, electric keyboard, or organ for one Sunday morning service and Wednesday evening adult choir rehearsal. Special services during the year and occasional rehearsals with soloists, and vocal and instrumental ensembles. The accompanist will coordinate with the Music Minister to plan appropriate music and rehearsal times. Two manual Rogers organ in fair to good condition. Salary range $7500 - $8000 per year with two weeks paid vacation. See the church website at www.newbethesdabaptistchurch.org/jobopportunities/ for additional job details. Interested candidates should submit a resume to the Music Committee at DLCDAC101@aol.com.


Bon Air Baptist Church – Buford Road Campus
2531 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Seeking part-time organist to begin immediately for two traditional services on Sunday morning, Wednesday evening choir practice, and special services. Rodgers hybrid organ (built in 2000) has 33 pipe ranks, 77 digital ranks, and MIDI sequencer. Salary $24,000-30,000. Vacation starting at two weeks/year. Interested candidates should send resume to Associate Pastor of Worship and Music, Jim Ailor, at jim.ailor@bonairbaptist.org.


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

Seeking part-time accompanist to provide accompaniment on the piano or organ for two Sunday morning Masses and to direct the choir. Special services during Lent, Easter, and Christmas. Candidate should possess a strong knowledge and appreciation of Roman Catholic Liturgy. Wicks two 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, Attn: Search Committee.


Emmanuel Episcopal Church
660 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801

Seeking part-time organist to begin summer 2017. The position is ¼ time for one weekly Sunday morning service, a weekly Wednesday choir rehearsal, a monthly Sunday Evensong service, and some special services. The organist position is separate from the Choirmaster/Music Director position. 1988 Moeller electric action pipe organ, two manuals and AGO Pedal, 14 ranks, 28 stops. Salary $12,000. Please send inquiries to Dr. Linell Gray Moss, Choirmaster at music@emmanuelharrisonburg.org.


St Stephen Lutheran Church
612 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Seeking part time organist and choir director for two Sunday services plus special services, such as during Lent, Easter week, and Christmas. Choir duties include directing two adult choirs. Petty-Madden tracker (1990). Salary compensation $24,000-$32,000 taking into account both education and experience. Two weeks vacation and one week professional development are included. Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017.Inquiries should be made to Pastor Cheryl Griffin at the church address or via email at pastorcg@saintstephenlutheran.net.

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