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Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church
2300 Dumbarton Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Seeking part-time organist for one Sunday morning service, special services Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. One adult choir rehearsal per week. Aeiolian-Skinner three manual organ. Proficiency in organ and piano is required. Compensation $12,500 per annum with 2 weeks paid vacation, but negotiated depending upon experience but not to exceed two weeks during the first year of employment. Book and music allowance, social security, continuing education, and dues to professional associations included. Interested candidates should contact Rick Bancroft via email at tuliptree@mindspring.com or by phone at 804-405-2909.


All Souls Episcopal Church
9077 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA, 23116

Seeking part-time Music Director/pianist for one 9:15 AM Sunday morning service and one post-Sunday service rehearsal with the choir. The music at the Sunday service is a blend of traditional and contemporary music. Special services are also held Christmas Eve, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil. There are occasional weddings and funerals. During Covid-s periodically the services have been fully on-line via Zoom, with the Music Director providing keyboard accompaniment and singing. Compensation range is $10,000 to $12,000 per year with four weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to The Rev. Katherine Dougherty at revkdougherty@gmail.com.


Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Weems, Virginia, 22576

Seeking part-time organist-choir director for one traditional Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal. Special services are Christmas and Easter. Because of the pandemic, the choir needs to be rebuilt. Rogers 960 three manual organ and a grand piano. Salary range $15,000 to $18,000 per year with two weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact Margaret Hock, Church Administrator via email at office@campbellchurch.net or by phone days at 804-438-6875.


Farmville United Methodist Church
212 High Street
Farmville, VA, 21093

Seeking part-time Director of Music and Worship for one Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal. Special services during Lent and Advent. Occasional instrumentalists available through Longwood University. The choir consists of approximately twenty singers with good music reading skills. Degree in church music and worship preferred. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Salary range plus or minus $9,000 per year with two weeks paid vacation. Other benefits include sick leave, maternity leave, book and music allowance, and dues to professional associations. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Susie Thomas via email at susiethomas@vaumc.org or by phone days at 434-392-4686 or cell at 225-205-2883.


Christ the King Lutheran Church
9800 West Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA 23235

Seeking part-time Organist/Choir Director. The Director will serve both as organist and choir director for two weekly Sunday morning services and one weekly adult choir rehearsal, as well as providing music for major feast days and other occasions as designated. The organ is a Casavant Opus 3108 rebuilt pipe organ, expanded and installed at Christ the King in 2010. It has 24 ranks of pipes playing through 23 stops. The musician may provide oversight to the music ministry, which includes a handbell choir. Knowledge of, and appreciation for contemporary music is a plus. Anticipated pay range is $24K – $27K annually, commensurate with experience and education. Background check required. The full job description will be made available upon request. Interested candidates shall submit a cover letter and resumé to sharjezg@gmail.com.


The James River Ringers

Richmond, Virginia’s premier auditioned community handbell ensemble, The James River Ringers, is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Artistic Director. The full-time Artistic Director will recruit and develop members of the ensemble optimizing individual ringer skills to improve both the musicality and the artistry of the group; plan concerts and other programs expanding the breadth and depth of the group’s musical range; prepare for and conduct regular rehearsals including score study, musical interpretation, and ringer assignments. The Artistic Director may also support planning and execution of virtual and in-person outreach activities, including performances and handbell skill workshops. Performances generally include two featured concerts per year and other performance opportunities that arise. The Artistic Director is also a non-voting member of the Executive Board providing input on the group’s short- and long-term planning. Compensation $500 per semester plus 15% of concert revenues. Rehearsals are currently held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm on the north side of Richmond. Ad hoc rehearsals are called at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The full-time Artistic Director position will begin in January, 2022.Interested candidates for the opportunity should forward their resume to jrr.president@gmail.com by December 2021


St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23229

Seeking part-time Director of Music Ministry. The Director will serve both as choir director and organist, for one Sunday morning service and one weekly adult choir rehearsal, as well as providing music for major feast days and other occasions as designated by the Rector. Two manual (28-rank) Letourneau pipe organ (1992). Anticipated pay range is $24,000 to $29,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Background check required. A link to the full job description can be found at https://www.stmattsrva.org/ministries/music. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and links to representative recordings of their playing and choral conducting to Whitney Sawyer at whitney@stmattsrva.org.


St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
10627 Patterson Avenue
Richmond VA, 23238

Seeking a long term interim Music Director/Organist for one Sunday morning service. The church is currently in the discernment process for its next Rector, and, because of the pandemic, is limited especially in respect to choir rehearsals. Currently the position is considered to be one as supply organist at $150 per service. But as the pandemic issues become more resolved, that remuneration will be renegotiated as the opportunities for the musician’s role are expanded. Viscount Chorum 60 DLX two manual organ. Candidate should be willing to maintain links with choir members when possible, coordinate other musical work in consultation with the interim Rector. Experience or knowledge in broadcasting of the services would be beneficial. More information about St. Bartholomew’s may be found at the church’s website http://stbartsrichmond.org. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Hugh James via email at hughjames56@gmail.com.


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
2961 Kings Highway
Oak Grove, VA, 22443 (this is near Colonial Beach)

Seeking part-time organist/choir director for one Sunday morning service and one week night adult choir rehearsal. Special services throughout based on the liturgical year and on Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. Henry Erben tracker action organ restored in 1976 by Lawrence Walker. Candidates should be knowledgeable of the Episcopal liturgy and experience. Compensation range $10,000 to $14,000 per annum with four weeks paid vacation. Interested candidates should contact The Rev. Rodney Gordon by email at fatherrodgordon@gmail.com or by phone days at 804-224-7309 or evenings at 804-389-2603. They may also respond by sending a cover letter, resume, and reference to the church address.


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
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.


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