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St. John’s Episcopal Church
12201 Richmond Street,
Chester, VA

St. John’s is seeking  a tenor section leader/soloist for one traditional service and one rehearsal (currently on Wednesday nights) per week. The position begins on September 3 and pays $600 per month. Additional services may be scheduled for Advent, Christmas Eve,  and Lent. Those interested should contact Aubrey Lindsey at alindsey@stjohnschester.com or 804-389-9417.


The Brandermill Church
4500 Millridge Pkwy
Midlothian, VA 23112

Seeking a pianist to assist the Director of Music in leading worship. The Brandermill Church enjoys a wide variety of sacred music genres including traditional, classical, gospel, and modern. Duties include accompanying the choir on weekly rehearsals and worship services, hymn accompaniment, and providing service music. A degree in music and background in sacred music is preferred, but not required. The salary range is $13,000-$17,000 annually commensurate with qualifications and years of experience. Interest and resume may be sent to: SPRC@brandermillchurch.org


Farmville Presbyterian Church
Farmville, VA, 23901

Seeking a part-time combined Organist/Choir Director for one Sunday morning service and one adult weekly choir rehearsal.  Stipend provided for up to four Longwood University music majors to sing with the choir during the 13 week semester.  Special service as needed, especially for Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, and the occasional funeral.   Beckerath tracker with two manuals, 32 pedals, 21 ranks, and 16 stops. It was installed in 1968 and refurbished in 2008 by Taylor and Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia. There is also a baby grand piano in the sanctuary.  The salary is $18,000/year, possibility of some travel allowance. Benefits are four weeks of vacation, two Sundays of sick leave, the church portion of social security.  Persons with interest/questions may contact us via phone or email at: Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 West Third Street, Farmville VA, 23901 ATTN: Dr. Peter Smith or via email to farmprespastor@gmail.com, by  phone via cell at 434-294-2017 or the church at 434-392-4243.  The church website can be found at https://farmvillepresbyterian.org/, Worship video is available on YouTube and Facebook.


St. Giles Presbyterian Church
5200 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23226

Seeking part-time Director of Traditional Worship Arts to lead and provide organ and piano accompaniment for all needed aspects of worship and to direct the Chancel and Community Choirs ,as well as work alonside colleagues in Contemporary, Youth, and Children’s ministries.  There are approximately 10 combined Sunday services per year.  Special services outside of Sunday worship inclue Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Eve.  Other duties include leading and recruiting musicians in cooperation with the pastor and volunteers for the St. Giles Concert Series.  M.P. Moller 4 manual organ, rebuilt in 2021 by R.A. Colby.  Interested candidates should have good organizational, computer, and musical skills adequate for the many roles of this position as well as a degree in a related field and/or experience that indicates an ability to perform the needed tasks.  Annual compensation $35,000 to $40,000 per annum, depending on experience, social security, paid continuing education per year, and 3 weeks vacation.  More information about the church and its mission can be found at www.stgiles.org.  Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Josh Modrzynski via email at josh@stgiles.org.


First English Lutheran Church
1603 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA  23220

Seeking paid Alto and Tenor for one weekly rehearsal and one Sunday traditional liturgical service.  Choir Season begins September 3, 2024 and concludes Sunday, June 8, 2025. 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).


The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
2341 Winterfield Road
Midlothian, VA, 23113.  

Seeking a part-time Organist/Choir Director for two Sunday morning services ( the early service is contemporary, the later one is traditional), and one weekly adult choir rehearsal.  Special services on All Saints, Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, and the Easter Vigil.  Kenneth Jones four manual  hybrid pipe-digitally sampled pipe works organ.  First offered to play for weddings and funerals of church members.  The choir consists of professional and volunteer singers.  The successful candidate  should have a degree in music, music education, sacred music or the equivalent with strong skills as an accompanist and performer on both organ and piano, as well as being skilled in improvising, have knowledge of the Anglican music tradition.  Should be able to attend participate in weekly staff meetings.  Annual salary $28,000nper annum, commensurate with experience.  Four weeks paid vacation, book and music allowance, social security.  Qualified applicants will be invited to an in-person interview that will include an instrumental audition with one prepared organ piece, one prepared piano piece, sight-reading, and leading a choir rehearsal.  Interested candidates should contact The Rev. Mollie M. Roberts via email at mothermollie@redeemermidlothian.org or by phone at 804-379-8899.


Saint Bede Catholic Church
Williamsburg, VA 

Seeking a full time Associate Director of Music.  Applicants should have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or have equivalent education and/or experience.

Requirements include extensive proficiency on organ as Saint Bede has a 54 rank Buzard pipe organ, complimented by a Steinway Model D piano, on which piano proficiency is also expected. Vocal skills would be welcome. Education or experience with handbell choirs and choral conducting also desired. Salary 50-55k and benefits are commensurate with experience and within the norms of the Diocese of Richmond.

As one of the largest parishes in the Diocese, the Associate Director of Music will be working as a team member within the Office of Liturgy & Music.  Responsibilities include shared accompanying duties for daily, weekend, and seasonal liturgies; holy days, weddings, funerals, and other parish celebrations. Saint Bede music program includes adult and youth vocal choirs and handbell choirs. Additional responsibilities involve directing the Spanish choir and performing related duties for all liturgies in Spanish.

This position is a great opportunity to work in a dynamic parish committed to excellent music and liturgy.  Complete job description and application instructions at https://bedeva.org/team


Saint Bede Catholic Church
Williamsburg, VA

Seeking a full time Associate Director of Liturgy.  Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Liturgy or equivalent education and/or experience.

Requirements include knowledge of Catholic Church liturgical documents, strong leadership, communication and organizational skills as well as excellent computer skills.  Applicant must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.  Salary 40-45k and benefits are commensurate with experience and within the norms of the Diocese of Richmond

As one of the largest parishes in the Diocese, the Associate Director of Liturgy will be working as a team member within the Office of Liturgy and Music. Responsibilities include coordinating principal liturgical celebrations; maintaining vestments and liturgical supplies; administering  funeral preparations; recruiting, training, supervising and assisting liturgical volunteers; producing seasonal worship aids; composing the Universal Prayers; using Ministry Scheduler Pro and One License Software; and attending one Sunday liturgy per weekend to observe, monitor and assist.

This position is a great opportunity to work in a dynamic parish committed to excellent music and liturgy.  Complete job description and application instructions at https://bedeva.org/team