Worship Musician Pianist Keyboardist

Gainesville Malcom Randall VAMC Musicians

22 Feb 2023

Gainesville Malcom Randall VAMC


Pianist Keyboardist


The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:


The Government requires organist services in support of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Healthcare System (NF/SG VHS), Chaplain Service.


2.1 The contractor shall perform organist musician services for the proper intended performance of music as required by the Government for Chapel Worship IAW any policies, procedures, and governing doctrine.

2.1 The contractor shall always act in a professional manner. They shall work in harmony with others and follow the established patterns of interaction. Tact and courtesy are mandatory when interacting with patients and staff.

2.2 The contractor shall provide accompaniment for weekly worship services approximately one (1) hour per week fifty-two (52) times per year.

2.3 Memorial, holiday, and other special event services may be requested by the Government for up to eight (8) one-hour services per year.

2.4 The contractor must be able to read music and chord charts. Music style is mostly traditional sacred hymns with a mix of contemporary songs.

2.5 Responsibilities include several pre-service songs, a hymn, communion song, and postlude.


3.1 Primary places of performance are:

Malcom Randall VAMC, 1601 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608 (chapel)

3.2 Working spaces will be provided by the Government.

3.3 Government normal duty hours are 10:00 AM Sundays in Gainesville, and 9:30 AM Sundays in Lake City. Contractor access will be provided during this time.

3.4 Outside normal duty hours may occur. These times shall be coordinated with and at the convenience of the Government.

3.5 Musician is responsible for covering all scheduled services.  Should there be a pre-planned absence, the musician should notify the chapel and engage another musician with sufficient minimum qualifications to accomplish this job description.


4.1 A minimum of three years-experience leading Christian worship with accompaniment on keyboard/piano/organ for comprehensive worship service requirements.

4.2 The service provider shall provide documentation of the following:

a. Ability to demonstrate rhythmic accuracy, music sensitivity, and overall appreciation of liturgical aesthetics.

b. Demonstrate effective communication skills with a variety of age groups, to include children, within the pluralistic environment of the Chaplain Corps.

Interested Candidates are requested to forward their resume together with three references from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s good work and steadiness.  Candidates who do not possess the specific attributes/qualifications in section "4.  MUSICIAN QUALIFICATIIONS" above need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.  

Apply directly at: https://music-ministry.jobsoid.com (scroll down to “Gainesville VA”) in order to expedite your application.  Your application requires providing reference information for (3) individuals including one priest or pastor who can attest to your abilities as they relate to this job posting.  References must include: name, title, organization, relationship to you, email address (necessary field) and phone number. Depending on security software, candidates are requested to monitor spam folders for further application communications from MMI.