Collaborative Pianist, Music, Theater and Dance

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance is seeking a Staff Collaborative Pianist. Opportunities for additional compensation for collaboration with students, faculty, and guest artists are available. This position is a renewable full-time, nine-month appointment and will begin on August 9th, 2021.  Duties for this position will be to provide collaborative piano services in support of instruction and public presentation that includes rehearsals, and performances for vocal ensembles, including some—but not all—of the following: UNK Choraleers, Collegium, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Opera Workshop or Music Theatre Productions, and Nebraskats, Multi-day Choir Tours as well as select faculty/student recitals and other duties as assigned. Some evening and weekend availability both on and off campus will be required. Opportunities for additional compensation for collaboration with students, faculty, and guest artists are available.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, Accompanying, or Collaborative Piano; Strong Sight Reading Skills.                

Preferred Qualifications:             

Master of Music degree in Accompanying or Collaborative Piano; professional experience in collaborative performance, in several of the following categories: choral ensemble, opera/musical theatre, vocal and instrumental recital chamber ensembles.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date April 5, 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Paul Twigg @    For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.


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