7/7/17: Director of Music (Richmond, VA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Music
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Richmond, VA
What do you want this person to do?
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, a large parish in Goochland County, Virginia seeks a three-quarter time Director of Music who will lead our music program, maintaining its excellence and building its capacity to enhance the spiritual growth of the parish in worship and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced choral conductor with a passion for teaching musicians of all ages, a strong organist, a detail-oriented administrator, a kind and caring pastoral presence, an energetic and innovative builder of programs, and a collegial staff member. Grounded in the inclusive Episcopal faith, our Director of Music will demonstrate deep love for and knowledge of our Anglican musical tradition, while appreciating the best new music being written for the Church.

St. Mary’s, which began as a 19th century mission to local coal miners and farmers, straddles the suburban western metropolitan area of Richmond and rural Goochland County. Because of its location and history, St. Mary’s is uniquely situated to address the needs of both communities and has experienced significant growth and expansion over the past 25 years. St. Mary’s is a healthy, program-sized parish with significant potential for further growth in size and commitment, seeking to nurture its identity as a friendly and welcoming parish rooted in its community and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Our music program is grounded in the Anglican choral tradition. We currently have an Adult Choir, consisting of a mix of volunteer and paid singers, that rehearses once a week and provides music at our 11am service, as well as choral Evensongs and other special worship services. We also have a Children’s Choir that rehearses once a week and sings approximately once a month. St. Mary’s has a two-manual, thirty-rank organ built by the Schantz Company and two Steinway baby grand pianos.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
If you would like to participate in the search for the Director of Music, please send a current resume or CV, a cover letter that briefly tells us about you and why you might be the right person to serve as Director of Music at St. Mary’s, and samples of choral conducting and/or organ playing to Andrew Moore, Associate Rector, at amoore@stmarysgoochland.org with “Director of Music Search” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted through August 11, 2017 and will be considered as they are received.

When is the application deadline?
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