Accompanist (Lateral and External) (One or More Positions)

Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Link to job brochure: Classification Title Accompanist Job Category: Classified Staff Job Open Date: 02/25/2021 Job Close Date: Initial Screening Date 03/24/2021 Position ID: P0003897 Job Open ID: 8810 Position Title: Accompanist (Lateral and External) (One or More Positions) Location 20-Saddleback College Department Music (SC-055-046) Term: 10 Months/Year Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules Pay Basis: Monthly Pay Range: 126-starting salary at $4,792 per month % of Range: 100% Hours per week: 40 Work Schedule Monday-Friday 12:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Receives Benefits: Yes Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits: Additional Position Information: Permanent link to posting https://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/10999
Summary Description:

Under direction from higher level academic and administrative staff, provides accompaniment for music instructional classes, recitals, concerts and other special events; and assists individual students in improving musical skills.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Representative Duties:

Methods and techniques of piano accompaniment for a variety of music and musical application.
Principles and practices of sight reading for piano accompaniment.
Vocal and instrumental repertoire and technique.
Music theory, including harmony and notation.
Proper diction and understanding of foreign languages.

Knowledge of:

Methods and techniques of piano accompaniment for a variety of music and musical application. Principles and practices of sight reading for piano accompaniment. Vocal and instrumental repertoire and technique. Music theory, including harmony and notation. Proper diction and understanding of foreign languages.

Ability to:

Play advanced piano pieces.
Explain and instruct students on theoretical concepts and musical techniques.
Sight-read a variety of music.
Play music in a variety of different keys.
Follow vocalist/instrumentalist in rehearsals and performance.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual
orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in music or a related field.

Experience:

Two years of experience in piano accompaniment and music assistance.

License or Certificate: Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a classroom setting.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to sit with sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods of time; to play a piano requiring repetitive hand movement and finger dexterity; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information: Additional Classification Information: Position Specific Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.


Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide accompaniment and general instruction to students in voice and music classes, and choral ensembles; accompany choral concerts, festivals and music recitals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Schedule appointments with individual students for vocal and instrumental coaching; reinforce techniques taught in class; teach songs and basic musicianship.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accompany rehearsals as requested; sight read accompaniments in rehearsals; improvise and transpose music to other keys to fit the vocal range of individual students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Record accompaniments and/or vocal parts on student practice tapes for outside rehearsal.

Duties and Responsibilities

Instruct students in the interpretation of various musical styles; coach students in proper diction for songs in foreign languages.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist students regarding class assignments; advise students in course offerings and selections; find and obtain music for students as requested.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to inquiries and requests for information from students, faculty and staff regarding concerts, recitals and other events.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide musical assistance at a variety of times and locations, as schedules and performances dictate.

Duties and Responsibilities

May lead vocal warm-ups and sectional rehearsals as requested.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform open score reading as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying
Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in music or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Does your experience include at least two years of piano accompaniment and music assistance?
    • Yes
    • No


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