Positions Available | Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted

Positions Available/Wanted


Handbell Director Positition Available, Richmond, VA

The James River Ringers, Richmond, Virginia’s premier auditioned community handbell ensemble, is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Artistic Director. The full-time Artistic Director will recruit and develop members of the ensemble optimizing individual ringer skills to improve both the musicality and the artistry of the group; plan concerts and other programs expanding the breadth and depth of the group’s musical range; prepare for and conduct regular rehearsals including score study, musical interpretation, and ringer assignments. The Artistic Director may also support planning and execution of virtual and in-person outreach activities, including performances and handbell skill workshops. Performances generally include two featured concerts per year and other performance opportunities that arise. The Artistic Director is also a non-voting member of the Executive Board providing input on the group’s short- and long-term planning. A limited compensation package is available for this opportunity. Rehearsals are currently held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7–9pm on the north side of Richmond. Ad hoc rehearsals are called at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The full-time Artistic Director position will begin in January, 2022. Interested candidates for the opportunity should forward their resume to [email protected] by December 2021.

(posted October 20, 2021)


Handbell Director Positition Available, Lansing, MI

The Capital City Ringers is an advanced community ensemble in Lansing, Michigan, and we’re looking for a qualified individual to be our new Music Director. Come make music with us! Go to capitalcityringers.com for more information. Resumes can be sent to [email protected]. Application deadline: Dec 15, 2021.

(posted September 21, 2020; updated November 2, 2020)


Handbell Director Positition Available, Bloomington, MN

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church is seeking a person to serve as director for the Bells of Praise Handbell Choir. Handbells rehearse one evening per week and play at one worship service per month. This is a part-time position of three–five hours per week, September through May. Salary range is $20–$25 per hour, with salary review after three months. Go to the church website’s job posting for more information. Please submit resumes or questions to [email protected].

(posted July 21, 2021, renewed September 8, 2021)


Handbell Director Positition Available, Allentown, PA

Immediate Opening: Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown, PA is seeking a director for the Jubilation Ringers, an advanced handbell choir that prepares offerings for worship as well as concerts for local and regional audiences. The Jubilation Ringers is a faith-based, church-sponsored community handbell choir. They ring seven octaves of Schulmerich bells, six octaves of Malmark handchimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and two octaves of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells. They have two-hour rehearsals weekly September through May. Please send inquiries to [email protected].

(posted September 8, 2021)


Handbells/Handchimes and/or Accessories for Sale/Wanted


For Sale: Schulmerich Case A — 1st Octave C5-C6 (missing C#5, D#5, F#5, and G#5)

Three cases of bells were gifted to our church, but we don’t have a bell choir and have no need for them. We have already sold two cases. They are beautiful instruments and we hope to find an appreciative home for them. We believe $1500 is a fair asking price. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please call Mike Misiak 216-375-3104 in Strongsville, Ohio, for mor information.

(posted November 16, 2021)


If you are a Handbell Musicians of America member who wishes to post a notice on this page, please send an email to us which includes:

  • the content of the notice (please keep it brief; we may edit longer notices)
  • your Handbell Musicians of America membership number
  • your name

The Guild reserves the right to remove a notice at any time. Most notices will be removed after one month.