Monday, July 3, 2017

Fall Accompanying Gig

Claremont, CA

PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Provides keyboard-accompanying services for Scripps College Music Department and the Claremont Joint Music Program. Provides piano and harpsichord accompaniment during instruction, performances and special College events (and if possible, organ accompaniment). This is a one-year position scheduled to begin late August 2017 and expected to end May 2018, with the possibility of an extension.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
·Accompany private voice lessons in the department, as well as their respective performance classes (currently scheduled Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm and Thursday 9:00am-5:15pm).
·Accompany all rehearsals of the Claremont Concert Choir and Chamber Choir on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as well as its various dress rehearsals and public concerts during the academic year.
·Accompany choir rehearsals on piano from open score and lead choir sectionals.
·Accompany junior, senior and graduate vocal/instrumental recitals.
·Accompany students on regular student recitals (up to 6 per semester, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm)
·Accompany faculty voice recitals and instrumentalist recitals (for example, "Friday at Noon" series) as arranged.
·Serve as pianist for college functions as arranged.
·Accompany voice juries, and voice auditions.
·Accompany instrumental and vocal student auditions and juries as required.
·Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
The successful candidate will possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
·Skilled and highly competent as an accompanist - piano and harpsichord, and, if possible, organ.
·Requires ability to accompany a choir from open score, and to follow a conductor.
·Requires high level of technical and musical skills.
·Ability to understand meaning of musical terms, signs, and abbreviations, in popular, semi-classical and classical music.
·Work effectively with instructional faculty and students.
·Ability to follow a soloist or conductor in performing musical score.
·Ability to play at sight, with accuracy and feeling.
·Knowledge of IPA pronunciation of German, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Music, piano/keyboard performance/accompanying.

Demonstrated proficiency in piano, preferably as an accompanist, and demonstrated communications skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service is required.

HOURS & CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is a temporary, part-time, one-year, 20 hours per week, benefits-eligible and non-exempt position.
Hours and days of week may vary due to the needs of the students and College events.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
May supervise student workers.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages


At-Will Employment
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.



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