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Piano/Percussion Accompanist

East Carolina University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title: Piano/Percussion Accompanist

Position Number: SoTD2024-PPA

Vacancy Open to: All Candidates

Department: AAH School of Theatre and Dance

Department Homepage:

Advertising Department: THEATRE&DANCE,SCH OF

Division: Academic Affairs

Classification Title: Piano/Percussion Accompanist

Working Title: Piano/Percussion Accompanist

Number of Vacancies: 1

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 0.74

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications: $41,775 - $61,284

Position Location (City): Greenville

Position Type: Non-Faculty

Job Category: Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

East Carolina University is a public doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students. It is the third largest university in North Carolina. ECU offers 87 Bachelor's degrees programs, 69 Master's degree programs,13 Research Doctoral degrees, 5 Professional Doctoral degrees, the Brody School of Medicine, and the School of Dental Medicine.

The School of Theatre and Dance, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, has an enrollment of over 250 Acting, Dance Performance and Choreography, Design and Production, Musical Theatre, Stage Management, Theatre Arts Education, and Theatre for Youth Majors and Minors with over 30 Faculty and Staff. The School is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Job Duties

The School of Theatre and Dance is looking to hire a temporary, 9-month, Piano Accompanist for the 2024-2025 School Year starting in August 2024.

This position is a collaborative, dynamic, and student-centered position that is imperative to support our rigorous academic training for our Dance and Theatre students and presenting professional-level productions to the ECU community and greater Eastern North Carolina region through our ECU/Loessin Playhouse Series. This position serves as a Dance Accompanist for our unit. The position provides critical EHRA non-teaching services to three vital, mission-related specific units of the School of Theatre and Dance – BFA Dance Performance degree, BFA Musical Theatre degree, and to the co-curricular production mission for the SOTD's ECU/Loessin Playhouse and Dance Theatre.

Responsibilities will include improvised and/or composed piano/percussion accompaniment for Dance Classes; and additional duties as assigned by the School's Director.

This position is contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelors of Music degree or related area sufficient to demonstrate technical and artistic skills in music theory, composition, sight-reading, arranging and improvisation.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Advanced proficiency in piano playing with the ability to sight-read music fluently and accurately, in addition to being comfortable playing percussion or other instrumentation. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with dance faculty. Proficiency in improvisation to create original musical compositions and accompaniments that support and enhance the creative process of choreography and dance improvisation.

Special Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of five references, including contact information. The submission of a Media File is optional. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, 3 letters of recommendation will be required. An automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the references section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letter of recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Information about the ECU School of Theatre and Dance can be found at

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.

Initial Screening Begins: 05/06/2024

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


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