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Bon Air United Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
North Chesterfield, Va, 23235

Seeking full-time Music Director (organist, choir director, pianist) for two Sunday services. Choirs include Adult, youth, small ensembles, handbells, and 4-5 piece brass group. Special services Christmas Eve, Lent, Easter, and funerals, and weddings, as needed. Schantz four manual organ. Annual compensation range $55,000-$60,000 per year commensurate with experience. Two weeks paid vacation, health insurance, sick and maternity leave, book and music allowance, dues to professional organizations, continuing education. Interested candidates should contact Susan Brown via email at susgbrown@aol.com, or by phone at 804-338-6413 or Lynn Reid via email at lynnmreid73@gmail.com or phone at 804-937-5131.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
2401 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23223

Seeking a Pastoral Musician/Organist/Choir director for one Sunday service and one choir rehearsal per week. Special services throughout the year include Church Hill Vespers, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. Weddings and funerals are right of first refusal and are paid outside of the salary. Two manual 1905 Adams Stein Tracker organ. Pre-war Baldwin piano in perfect condition. Preferably, the candidate should have a background in liturgical music and be interested in continuing the expansion of musical offerings, including a wide array of choral and organ music from multiple periods and genres. Annual salary range $25,000-$32,000, plus healthcare and pension, negotiable based on experience and familiarity with Episcopal liturgical tradition. Also included are 4 weeks paid vacation and a stipend toward continuing education with addition monies available for materials and paid guest musicians. Interested candidates should apply vans email with a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 3 references to pduffy@saintjohnsrichmond.org.

Ginter Park United Methodist Church
101 W. Laburnam Avenue
Richmond VA

Seeking LEAD SINGERs for Soprano, Alto, and Bass: Sunday mornings ONLY; 10 a.m. rehearsal, 11:00 a.m. worship. $70 per Sunday. Contact Larry Heath at lheath@ginterparkumc.org or 804.212.9861 (cell).

Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church
210 Carlisle Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23231

Seeking part-time pianist and accompanist for one Sunday morning church service and to accompany special services, choirs, soloists, and other ensembles as needed. Compensation $7200 per year with two weeks paid leave per year. Applicants should have skill to play the piano at a competent level. Prior church experience is desirable, but not mandatory, or a combination of training and experience. Candidates should send resumes via email to musicsearch@cabcva.org.

Laurel Presbyterian Church
9675 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA, 23060

Seeking part-time Organist/Director of Music for one Sunday morning service and one adult choir rehearsal. Special services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. Applicant should be interested and willing to promote the recruitment of members to the music ministry. Two manual pipe organ built by Shenandoah Organ Studio. Compensation $15,000 per year with 4 weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should have a background in choral training or working with choirs. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Glenda Miller, Church Team Chair, via email at g1313g@aol.com.

Bon Air Presbyterian Church
9201 W. Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA, 23235

Seeking Tenor/Baritone Soloist Section Leader for Chancel Choir. Responsibilities include singing for the weekly (September through May) 11:00 a.m. service with 10:30 a.m. warm up, Wednesday evening rehearsal 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. and seasonal services during Christmas and Holy week. Compensation is $60 per rehearsal and $60 per worship service. Please contact Beverley Edwards at beverley@bonairpc.org.

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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