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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Accompanist (19 hrs/10 month)
Job Category: Arts/Humanities
Job Reference: 1489542
Job description:  
Accompanist (19 hrs/10 month)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02828

Posting Date: 06/03/2019

Initial Screening Date: 06/17/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified Limited Benefit


Work Week: 19 hours per week, 10 month position

Minimum Salary: $1,711.44 per month

Maximum Salary: $2,418.44 per month


Sick leave and vacation only.

This position is not eligible for health benefits.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform piano accompaniment for choral groups and variety of programs and performances; assist in the instruction of vocal groups.

Representative Duties
Accompany vocal and instrumental groups and soloists during classes, rehearsals and performances; drive a vehicle to various off-campus performances and special events.

Accompany choral groups and soloists at special events including concerts, festivals and recitals; assist in the coordination of events as assigned.

Assist conductor in the instruction of vocal groups; recognize vocal and musical difficulties and recommend modifications; accompany voice classes; serve as a vocal coach for individual students.

Assist with the supervision of students in classes, at rehearsals and at special events.

Record accompaniment music for voice or choral students.

Inventory and issue choir uniforms to students; maintain related records.

Serve as the music librarian; check out materials; maintain related records.

Operate a computer to enter data and update records.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: Associate degree in music with a major in piano and two years piano accompaniment experience.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:


Methods of musical articulation.
Piano music and various musical styles.
Basic principles and methods of instruction.
Basic record-keeping techniques.
Basic inventory methods and procedures.
Operation of a computer to enter data and maintain records.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.


Play the piano with a high degree of skill and use it in accompaniment to vocal or instrumental music.
Accompany vocal soloists in classroom and performance situations.
Sight read music rapidly and accurately.
Arrange and improvise music.
Transpose, read and play several staves individually or together.
Interpret markings in a musical score.
Operate a computer to enter data and maintain records.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Salary Grade: 41.0

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on June 17, 2019 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
Recruitment Status (tentative):
Application Screening: TBD
Interviews: TBD

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

All applicants must apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1489542. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93301
Post Date: 06/05/2019
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Company: Kern Community College district
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