Job Openings

For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

Director of Music/Organist (Part-Time)

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.  Other responsibilities include administrative duties and care and management of instruments, including the pipe organ: a 2M, 37R Casavant, revoiced Buzard. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance or Sacred Music is required with a master’s degree preferred. Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an organist and choir director and be able to demonstrate knowledge of organ and sacred choral literature, liturgies and hymnody, choral and instrumental conducting, hand bells. The Director of Music/Organist plans and implements these programs under the direction of the Lead Pastor and in collaboration with the Worship Committee. All candidates are to submit a letter of interest and resume to Rev. Fran Cooper at francooper@vaumc.org by February 28, 2023.