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Project Specialist (Piano Accompanist - SC Emeritus)
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted May 3, 2023
Title Project Specialist (Piano Accompanist - SC Emeritus)
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County Community College District, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Arts/Museum/Theater


Project Specialist (Piano Accompanist - SC Emeritus)


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Job Opening Date:

May 02, 2023


Job Closing Date:

June 30, 2023



Saddleback College




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Job Description:

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Under direction from higher level academic and administrative staff, provides accompaniment for music instructional classes, recitals, concerts and other special events; and assists individual students in improving musical skills.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
1. Provide accompaniment and general instruction to students in voice and music classes, and choral ensembles; accompany choral concerts, festivals and music recitals.
2. Schedule appointments with individual students for vocal and instrumental coaching; reinforce techniques taught in class; teach songs and basic musicianship.
3. Accompany rehearsals as requested; sight read accompaniments in rehearsals; improvise and transpose music to other keys to fit the vocal range of individual students.
4. Record accompaniments and/or vocal parts on student practice tapes for outside rehearsal.
5. Instruct students in the interpretation of various musical styles; coach students in proper diction for songs in foreign languages.
6. Assist students regarding class assignments; advise students in course offerings and selections; find and obtain music for students as requested.
7. Respond to inquiries and requests for information from students, faculty and staff regarding concerts, recitals and other events.
8. Provide musical assistance at a variety of times and locations, as schedules and performances dictate.
9. May lead vocal warm-ups and sectional rehearsals as requested.
10. Perform open score reading as necessary.
11. Perform related duties as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.


Knowledge of:
Methods and techniques of piano accompaniment for a variety of music and musical application.
Principles and practices of sight reading for piano accompaniment.
Vocal and instrumental repertoire and technique.
Music theory, including harmony and notation.
Proper diction and understanding of foreign languages.


Ability to:
Play advanced piano pieces.
Explain and instruct students on theoretical concepts and musical techniques.
Sight-read a variety of music.
Play music in a variety of different keys.
Follow vocalist/instrumentalist in rehearsals and performance.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in music or a related field.


Two years of experience in piano accompaniment and music assistance.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a classroom setting.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to sit with sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods of time; to play a piano requiring repetitive hand movement and finger dexterity; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Additional Information:


Up to 25 hours per week

Schedule TBD

On-site only

This position is a short-term, temporary, hourly, Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) assignment, not to exceed 160 days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended at any time, due to departmental needs, with little to not notice. This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.


Employment with the South Orange County Community College District is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment (“onboarding”) process. The Human Resources onboarding process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting (approx.. $70), I-9 completion, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, COVID-19 vaccination, as well as completion of the online onboarding process. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the onboarding process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment information may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment. Short term, non-bargaining unit (NBU) positions may only be used on an intermittent/seasonal basis. Ed. Code sect. 88003 states "Short-term employee means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis.”

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