Job Listings

The Tidewater AGO lists, free of charge, job postings for organists and church musicians in the area. If your church or organization has a job opening you would like posted on our website, please email Geoffrey Bell!

Crooks Memorial UMC in Yorktown, VA, is seeking a creative and experienced individual to serve as our part-time Director of Music Ministry. CMUMC has a long tradition of a strong music ministry including an adult choir, periodic ensembles and groups, and special music during the year. The Director is responsible for the leadership of the entire music ministry, in cooperation with the pastor. This position encompasses both the role of choir director and pianist/organist (organ optional) for our one weekly worship service, as well as special services and events including weddings and funerals. The Director will assist with worship planning and select music. Music should be challenging, uplifting, creative, and encompass a variety of musical styles. The ideal candidate must be a committed and growing disciple of Jesus Christ who seeks to help others grow, as well as be a team player, flexible, and creative. Experience and music education is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Full job description is available here. Interest and resumes can be emailed to office@crooksmemorialumc.org or sent to: The Leadership Board, Crooks Memorial UMC, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23690.

Old Donation Episcopal Church of Virginia Beach seeks a Director of Music – Organist (part-time 20 hours). Our present organist is retiring after 23 wonderful years with us. This new person will lead and administer our music program, including playing organ and keyboard for our traditional music services. These typically include 2 services on Sunday morning and a choir practice mid-week. Selecting hymns and anthems for Sundays, special services, leading the choir, and directing instrumentalists are elements of the position responsibilities. The Organist coordinates with other church musicians who lead non-traditional music ensembles. Ensures instruments are catalogued and maintained. The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree with five or more years experience. Start date in December 2021. Submit a cover letter and resume to olddonation@gmail.com.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Norfolk, VA, seeks a part-time Director of Music to oversee and plan the music ministry of the church in conjunction with the Pastor. Responsibilities include providing organ accompaniment (or piano/keyboard when applicable) for scheduled Sunday worship services (currently one at 10:00 am) as well as special services; serving as the choir director holding weekly rehearsals with the adult choir, as well as the possibility of a bell choir, with breaks as necessary; and working with the pastor on selection of hymns and special music. Trinity is a liturgical Lutheran Church using the Divine Services as written in the Lutheran Service Book, and is part of the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

Trinity has a beautiful 2 manual pipe organ originally build c. 1965 by Mark E. Wetzel, and updated and enlarged in 1987 – now consisting of 16 ranks in 14 speaking registers resourced over two manuals and pedal and controlled by a solid state relay system and combination action. The organ also contains three electronic pedal extensions, chimes, and zimbelstern.

For more information or to send a resume, please contact Lynn Hubert at klynnhubert@gmail.com.

First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA, seeks a Director of Music/Organist (full-time salaried position) or separate positions of Director of Music (part-time 20 hours) and Organist (part-time 20 hours). The Director will lead and administer the music program. The Director is responsible for music at two weekly Sunday services, selecting music for special services, leading the choir, and directing instrumentalists. The Organist will lead the congregation in music elements of Traditional worship and special services. Ensures instruments are catalogued and maintained. The preferred candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree with five years experience. Start date ASAP. Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@fpcnorfolk.org. Details available: Jobs – FPC Norfolk

Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Weems, VA, is seeking a Director of Music to provide leadership (organist/pianist/choir director) to the music ministry of the church. This includes two Sunday worship services, traditional and praise, as well as special services and events throughout the year. Rodgers 960, 3 manual organ, Yamaha Clavinova CPL 150 digital piano. This is a part-time position of 15-20 hours per week. A full job description may be found on the church website. Please direct all inquiries and/or resumes to Search Committee, PO Box 18, Weems, VA 22576, or email to office@campbellchurch.net.

Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, VA, is seeking a Director of Music and Organist. The candidate will provide organ and piano accompaniment and special music for all Sunday liturgical worship, Lenten and festival services, and will select music and conduct weekly choir rehearsals of the Adult Choir. Four years of experience in organ/keyboard playing and a Bachelor’s degree are preferred. This is a part-time position with salary upwards from $22,000 per year with vacation, negotiable depending on experience.
For a full position description, see this flyer.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, VA, is seeking a Soprano Section Leader. During “normal” times (i.e. non-COVID times) the position requires one mid-week rehearsal and one Sunday service at 10:30am. Contact Jack Levick, jacklevick@cox.net, (941) 226-6147, for more information.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Hertford, NC, is looking for a part-time organist/accompanist for their weekly service (one service at 10am Sundays). For more information, please contact Joan Ernst at joanjohndestiny@gmail.com.

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Norfolk, VA, is seeking a Director of Music to play the organ and lead music in the life of the church. Contact Stewart Tabb, stabb@ascension-norfolk.org, for more information.