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 Carina Brackin!


Trinity UMC, Smithfield, VA

is searching for a piano accompanist to accompany weekly choir rehearsals, play for the 11:00 service, and occasionally fill in at other the 8:30 or 9:30 services. This position will include regular collaboration with the Director of Music in preparation for all choral music, seasonal programs and special church events. Preferred qualifications include experience working in a church setting and excellent piano playing skills as demonstrated during hiring audition. A 4-year degree in music and organ playing experience is given preference. Click here for a detailed job description. To apply, please email your resume to Dan Elmore

Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems, VA

is seeking an organist and choir director to provide leadership for a weekly traditional worship service as well as special services and events throughout the year. The organ is a Rogers 960, 3 manuals. This is a part-time position of 10-15 hours per week. A full job description is available on the church website. Please direct all inquiries and/or resumes to: Search Committee, PO Box 18 Weems, VA 22576 or email to 

Church of the Ascension, Norfolk

Seeking Permanent Organist/Choirmaster
As far as our critical need for Christmas Eve, we’re looking for someone to play for our 9:00 p.m. service – familiar service music, and a few Christmas hymns, plus a simple offertory anthem. The choir would be about 10 people, with all 4 parts covered. Our organ is in the back of the church, in the balcony, so there’s room for us all to be distanced. I assume we will still be wearing singers’ masks then, and I know that all 10 of us are vaccinated. The choir is so anxious to sing together again, and I know the congregation has missed the organ very much.
Stewart Tabb, Rector, email is and church address is 405 Talbot Hall Road – near Wards Corner, near DePaul Hospital, near Royster Presb. Convenient to I-64!
Website: www.

Monumental UMC in Portsmouth, VA

is looking for an interim organist and choir director beginning January 2 for approximately 3-4 months. The requirements are for a Sunday morning choir rehearsal and worship service, and a recording session for online worship, normally on Friday mornings. It is possible to split the interim position into a separate organist and a choir director. It is also possible for the interim position to be a pianist. The church will be doing a search for a permanent position. The interim person/s may apply for the permanent position. If interested, please contact Rev. Celeste Heath at or 757-397-1297.
Director of Music Ministries

First United Methodist Church, Norfolk, VA

Part-Time – Expected Hours 6 to 8 hours/week – Salary Range 10,000-15,000/year
The Director of Music Ministries will lead the church to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World,” through music.
Primary Responsibilities:
– Lead congregational singing and music on Sunday mornings, Christmas Eve, Easter Sunday, and Holy Week services including any rehearsal time.
– Coordinate with the Pastor to plan musical elements for worship and special services.
– Teach, Equip and Recruit members of the congregation to participate in the musical life of the congregation. Including teaching new hymns and songs, developing musical gifts among the congregation, create an atmosphere of joy through music.
Secondary Responsibilities:
– Create children’s choir to sing in worship no less than four times per year.
– Create, organize, and implement two community events per year (concert, hymn sing, caroling, etc.).
Desired skills:
– Leads congregational singing on a primary instrument. Piano or Organ preferred.
– Demonstrated proficiency on a primary instrument. Organ experience preferred.
– Communicates music and worship plans in a timely manner.
– Passion for worship leadership.
Two paid Sundays off per year.
Pass background check
Employment Requirements:
One paid continuing education Sunday off per year.
Complete Safe Sanctuaries training


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 or sent to: The Leadership Board, Crooks Memorial UMC, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23690.

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,, (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