I was an organist for a church way back in high school. I landed that job because a friend of mine who was an organist at that church wanted to quit. After high school, we went our separate ways.
(I am currently a software/web developer during the week and I would like to earn a little extra doing something else that I like.)
Now, I live in a different area and have been looking for a pianist/organist position for the last 20 or so years. I looked at local newspapers and websites and I have not found a single listing for that position. For a while, such a position is, I guess, "obsolete" because worship has become contemporary, in general?
I've asked my acquaintances here and none of them knows anybody who knows anybody (and so on) that knows of a local church who needs a pianist/organist. No local web/paper listings. No acquaintances in a close enough network proximity to such a church.
I'm thinking of calling every single church in my area to ask them if they're in need of a pianist/organist. I don't think I'll find one this way, though. I know there are jobs in bigger cities, but they're hundreds of miles away, which isn't viable for me.
Is there a better way to approach a job search like this where jobs are not traditionally listed in "normal" ways?