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 Carina Brackin! Jobs will be posted for 3 months. If you need your listing renewed, please let us know.
Main Street United Methodist Church, Suffolk, VA
The Organist-Accompanist is a professional musician working with the Director of Music to provide a unified, meaningful, and positive worship experience for the congregation on a part-time basis of approximately 12 to 15 hours per week. This position’s primary responsibility is to provide organ and piano music for Sunday worship services and Wednesday choral rehearsals at Main Street United Methodist Church, Suffolk, VA. The Organist-Accompanist is a sincere follower of Jesus Christ and has a heart for the United Methodist worship experience. Expectations of the Organist-Accompanist include excellent musicianship, flexibility, cooperation, and support of Main Street United Methodist Church’s music ministry.
For a more detailed job description, contact the pastor, Rev. Richard Meiser, at the phone number or email address below, or go to the Virginia United Methodist Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, video samples (if possible), and a list of references to Rev. Richard Meiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Rev. Meiser (757-539-8751) to let him know your email and attachments are on the way. Compensation commensurate with education, training, and experience.
ABOUT THE ORGAN: The Main Street Pipe Organ is one of the largest and most versatile in the area and is often featured in the Organ Swell Concert Series of the Virginia Arts Festival. Description: Möller four-manual installed 1972-73; Antiphonal is a two-manual 1961 Möller in the rear balcony entirely playable from the main console. The entire organ was renovated and expanded by Dan Angerstein and Lee Hendricks in 1998, which included revoicing and adding Walker digitals; 83 ranks, including digitals.
Campbell Presbyterian Church
Calling all musicians: Our Presbyterian church in Weems, VA has been without a music director for a couple years. Recently, our Praise Band leader also resigned. Our personnel department put adds out in newspapers etc. but in this day and age it is not the most effective way to find “that” person.
Do you know ANYONE who might be interested? Music teachers, new graduates, or retiree who is wanting to relocate to lovely Virginia? Typically, the job description comes first in this process. Personally, I want the applicant to be happy, so would encourage the person to construct a framework for the job that best suits him/her. Negotiations could follow as to what we need. We have an organ, a piano and the smallest choir ever, but there is potential to build something special. It’s a lovely environment and it’s a shame that this position remains open.
This position could be for both praise band and traditional music director or one or the other. Our church has the funds and means to support a part time music person.
If interested or have questions please contact Rebecca Young
Larchmont United Methodist Church (LUMC)
in Norfolk, VA near Old Dominion University and within a robust musical community is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Music/Organist. This is a part-time, salaried position (average 20 hours per week). The Director of Music/Organist is responsible for the traditional music programs of LUMC. Duties include planning and performing organ music; directing the adult choir (which includes recruiting, planning, rehearsing, and performing for weekly services and holidays); and directing the adult bell choir. Additionally, the Director of Music/Organist plans special musical celebrations such as cantatas, oratorios, or other major choral works at least twice a year. More information available here.
Updated 1/31/23 – Search extended through 2/28/23
Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, Va.
is seeking a Music Minister. The position is a full-time ministry with hours approximately 35 hours per week devoted to the liturgical music of the parish. The position entails playing at all weekend and holy day Masses as well weddings and funerals. The position includes planning and directing a comprehensive musical program for the parish, with both an adult and youth choir. The individual would also be responsible for planning, rehearsing and coordinating music for sacramental and faith formation events.
Qualified candidates must be a practicing Roman Catholic with an undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A.), proficient in both piano and organ with a reasonable competence of Catholic theology. Compensation will be based on the guidelines for the Diocese of Richmond.
Interested candidates must submit a resume to:
Email: Sister.Dolores@popparish.org or mail to Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Attn: Sister Dolores Sabisky 621 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA. 23322
First Presbyterian Church
Located in Virginia Beach. More information available here.
Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists
Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists is looking for a new Music Director. Our congregation lost our director of 8 years to a move during the pandemic, and we are looking forward to restarting our music program and our choir. For more information please click here.