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Job ID: 131613

Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2019
Title Accompanist
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fine Arts - Music


Position Number: 2013141041

Department: Arts Division

Job Category: Classified Unit A

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 10 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours):

Salary Range: A-88

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $4,729 - $6,036 per month

Shift Differential:

Open Date: 10/14/2019

Initial Screening Date: 11/04/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on November 4, 2019, are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.

3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

College contributes $10,946 toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.
The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services (NBS)

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, provides piano accompaniment for classes, rehearsals, and performances; serves as an instructional resource to students and teachers.

Receives general supervision from the Dean, Arts. Exercises no supervision of staff.

This is a classification responsible for providing piano accompaniment. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Incumbents of positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the procedures and policies of assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other classifications by having subject matter expertise in piano accompaniment.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Coaches individual students in music classes and in performance. Conducts sectional rehearsals.
2. Provides piano accompaniment during classes and various District functions, including rehearsals, concerts, productions, performances, festivals, and other events.
3. Reviews, transposes, and corrects assigned music prior to classes and rehearsal to ensure efficient use of time.
4. Records and copies rehearsal recording for choirs and voice classes.
5. Assists students by providing a proper role model, patience, friendly attitude, and general guidance.
6. Maintains and distributes music books, sheet music, catalogs, and other supplies and materials.
7. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Basic music theory and music styles.
2. Piano techniques and literature.
3. Choral repertoire, including classical, semi-classical, modern, and folk music.
4. Jazz repertoire, including swing, Latin, funk, and improvisation.
5. Basic principles of record keeping and file maintenance.
6. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
7. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the students and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Play the piano and read, transpose, and adapt sheet music to meet student needs.
2. Read a musical score, both whole and in parts.
3. Create an engaging and positive learning environment in a classroom or other learning environments.
4. Learn, interpret, and apply District rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
5. Learn and understand the organization and operation of the District as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
6. Organize, maintain, and update records and files.
7. Maintain assigned work area in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
8. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
9. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
10. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
11. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
12. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
13. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of at least two (2) years of study at a regionally accredited college or university, including coursework in music theory, music education, or related field and some experience accompanying a variety of musical groups or two (2) years of full-time equivalent experience accompanying a variety of musical groups.


Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:

Employees work in a classroom and/or office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a classroom setting and use standard classroom equipment, including a piano; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Must possess the physical stamina to lift and move tables and chairs, arrange facilities for instructional activities. Finger dexterity is needed to play the piano. Incumbents in this position classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.


Conditions of Employment:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. 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.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

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