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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 Artistic Director.

The 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. Rehearsals are currently held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm on the north side of Richmond. The Artistic Director position will begin in July, 2022.

Interested candidates for the opportunity should contact [email protected] for more information.

(posted October 20, 2021; updated April 15, 2022)

Handbell Director Positition Available, Lewes, DE

Applicants Requested for Artistic Director of Regional Handbell Ensemble

Position posted by: Capital Ringers, Inc.
Location of position: Lewes, Delaware

Summary of Position:

Artistic Director (part time contractual position: 20 hours per month)
Contracting fee starting at $800/month (potentially higher based on qualifications)
Letters of interest requested by May 31, 2022

Background Information:

  • Capital Ringers, Inc. (CRI), is a non-profit community organization based in Lewes, Delaware. CRI manages the advanced community handbell group, Capital Ringers Ensemble (CRE) and owns the largest set of handbells and handchimes on the Delmarva Peninsula.
  • CRE performs multiple concerts per season (Spring and Winter) under the direction of the Artistic Director and concerts feature challenging handbell music in a variety of genre.
  • The Artistic Director directs CRE and is responsible for all preparation and planning necessary for successful rehearsals and performances. The Artistic Director is also a member of the CRI Board of Directors.
  • This position begins January 1, 2023; however, the successful candidate may begin as Artistic Director Designate in August of 2022, working with the current Artistic Director for leadership development and transition.
  • Applicants should have at least three years’ experience in conducting a musical ensemble.

Go to our website for complete details on this position: https://www.capitalringers.org/artistic-director-search

Mail letters of interest and resumes to [email protected]

(posted April 7, 2022)

Handbell Director Positition Available, Virginia Beach, VA

First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach (Oceanfront) seeks an experienced handbell choir director for an adult choir and a children’s choir. The church has a 5 octave set of Malmark handbells, a set of hand chimes, a set of colored bells, and a set of boomwackers. The position will open on August 1, 2022. Salary is competitive and will be based upon experience. First Presbyterian worships in the reformed traditional style. For further information and details please contact David Kunkel, Music Director of the Church, at (757) 617-8611.

(posted April 6, 2022)

Handbell Director Positition Available, Vancouver, WA

Lutheran church is in need of a new handbell director. The choir currently has eight ringers of various abilities. For more information, please contact Diane VanGundy.

(posted March 21, 2022)

Handbell Director Positition Available, Round Rock, TX

First United Methodist Church of Round Rock, TX. is looking for a new Handbell Director. For more details, please go to this link: fumc-rr.org/jobs/handbelldirector.

(posted March 14, 2022)

Handbell Director Positition Available, Bethlehem, PA

13 member advanced handbell choir in need of Handbell Director. Choir uses 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark chimes. Rehearsals 6:00 – 7:30 PM every Wednesday evening from September through May. Choir plays monthly at 11 AM Sunday worship service during this time frame. Additional rehearsals/performances during Advent, Holy Week, and for special engagements. Must be advanced handbell ringer and have previous directing experience. Interested parties should contact Gary at [email protected].

(posted March 10, 2022)

Handbell Director Positition Available, Wakefield, RI

Peace Dale Congregational Church in Wakefield, Rhode Island is looking for a new Handbell Choir Director. For further details, visit: Handbell Choir Director (Wakefield, RI) | Institute of Sacred Music (yale.edu). Any questions can be directed to: [email protected].

(posted February 7, 2022; updated April 25, 2022)

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 more information.

(posted November 16, 2021, renewed February 15, 2022)

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