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California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number VA1489 Posting Period
09/15/21-09/29/21 On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No Working Title ACCOMPANIST - PIANO (Accompanist II) Class Title ACCOMPANIST II Level/Range/Grade 1 Salary Range (From $ to $) $18.48 - $33.11 hourly (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range) Department Music and Theatre Number of Positions 5 FLSA Code Non-Exempt Status Temporary (Renewable) Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Intermittent Pay Plan 12/12 CBU/MOU R09 - CSUEU Technical & Support Services Quick Link
Hours Per Day Varies Days Per Week Varies Shift Varies
Primary Duties
Under general supervision, plays one or more musical instruments, and provides accompaniment for choral or operatic public performances and coaches soloists or small groups. The incumbent provides rehearsal and performance accompaniment for vocal and instrumental student lessons and ensembles and may assist in selection of appropriate music as required.

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Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at . Questions can be sent to: (staff and management positions) or (faculty positions). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
  • Thorough knowledge of fundamentals of music theory and history.
  • Working knowledge standard choral literature.

Incumbent must possess:
  • Skills playing one or more musical instruments as accompanist.
  • Skills reducing open score.
  • Skills playing in variety of musical styles.

Incumbent must possess the ability to:
  • Select rehearse choral music in a variety of styles appropriate music.
  • Compose or improvise music in appropriate styles.
  • Coach vocalist.
  • Transcribe music from recordings.
  • Sight read standard instrumental and vocal literature.
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Required Education and/or Experience
Special training or coursework that would facilitate composing and improvising music and/or coaching and accompanying
Experience which has led to a thorough familiarity with accompanying choral groups and soloists (instrumental and vocal) or interpretive dances. Experience in coaching performing artists. Additional Requirements for this Position
N/A Recruitment Preferences
N/A Special Requirements
  • California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

  • The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position playing a piano for long periods of time and frequently moving about. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events.

Rehearsal is done in recital hall, large room with faculty students. Due to the nature of the work, work hours may be in the evenings or during the day. Benefits
This position does not qualify for benefits or fee waiver. Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage. About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 09/15/2021 Close Date (posting close date) 09/29/2021 Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

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