The primary responsibility of the Choral Music Accompanist is to accompany choral and vocal music students in ensemble classes. Special events, such as concerts, master classes and guest artists, may be available for additional work. This position works with the Choral Director who have previously taught the music to the Choral students. This is a part time position position with a varying schedule dependent on need and availability.
EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE:
Excellent sight-reading skills (both lead sheet and fully realized).
A background in Choral Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Latin Jazz, Fusions.
Ability to take direction and guidance from classroom faculty or instructors.
Are sensitive to the needs of vocalists or other instrumentalists in an ensemble setting.
Cultivate a supportive learning environment.
Have a collaborative approach to music making.
Promote a climate of respect for personal and cultural differences.
Are reflective, questioning, and committed to personal excellence and self-improvement.
Demonstrate a willingness to take on big challenges and see them through.
Embodies servant leadership
Detail oriented and well organized
Collaborative, team-player, does not make decisions in isolation
Strong EQ, calm and mature presence; fair but firm
Energetic, self-starter who closes feedback loops
Acts with integrity and builds a culture of trust
REPORTS TO / EVALUATED BY: Fine Arts Director in collaboration with the Coordinator of Music
DIRECT REPORTS: none
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Accompany Choral Music Classes, Master Classes and special Events, approximately the equivalent to 15 45-minute class periods of 4th grade - High School repertoire
Participate in Fine Arts Department Concerts, Performances and/or additional rehearsals as accompanist
Accompany Visiting Artists' concerts, clinics, and workshops.
Assist students and faculty during class time.
Ability to be flexible with hours, including occasional nights/weekends.
Mentor student accompanists.
Other duties as assigned by Fine Arts Director & Coordinator of Music
VILLAGE BELIEVES THAT EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEES ARE:
Accountable - Establishes a high performing culture and accepts accountability for organizational performance.
Strategic - Leads opportunity and is committed to continuous improvement aligned with the organizational vision and direction.
Collaborative - Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes
Entrepreneurial - Creates organizational value for diverse stakeholders and achieves commercial success.
Enabling - Drives excellence through valuing and developing others
Agile - Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment
Resilient - Demonstrates personal resilience within a demanding environment of high expectations
Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee or Village to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the School that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization.
QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING:
Minimum - Bachelors in Music, Piano Performance
2-3 years of professional experience as freelance or contract solo performer or accompanist.
Additional Salary Information: Currently this is an hourly position paying approx. $25 per hour (+/- commensurate with ability)