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Performance Staff Accompanist - Scripps College

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Claremont, CA
Position: Performance Staff Accompanist
Deadline: October 21, 2015
Posted: October 6, 2015

Job Description / Duties

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. This is a temporary assignment with an expected end date of May 11, 2016.



  • Accompany private voice lessons in the department, as well as their respective performance classes.
  • Accompany all rehearsals of the Chamber Choir on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Accompany junior, senior and graduate vocal/instrumental recitals.
  • Accompany students on student recitals.
  • Accompany faculty voice recitals and instrumentalist (“Friday at Noon” series) as arranged.
  • Serve as pianist for all college convocations and function as required.
  • Accompany voice juries, and voice auditions.
  • Accompany instrumental students and juries as arranged.
  • Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

Qualifications / Required Skills


  • Skilled and highly competent as an accompanist – piano and harpsichord.
  • 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.


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.

Additional Information

This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefits eligible and non-exempt position. Hours and days of week may vary due to the needs of the students and College events.

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.

Contact Information

Applications are accepted for current openings only. Applicants applying for more than one position will complete one (1) application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants may include their resume, a cover letter, and references when submitting an employment application.
Download the Employment Application (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the application.
You may return your completed employment application by:
Fax: (909) 607-7995
U.S. Mail: Scripps College, Office of Human Resources, 385 E. 9th Street, Claremont, CA 91711.
Deliver: Office of Human Resources, 385 E. 9th Street, Claremont, CA 91711.
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