Sonoma State University Job Title: Dance Accompanist (Accompanist II) POOL, Intermittent, Temporary Department Name: Center for Performing Arts Job ID: 104151
Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $18.30 to $28.84 per hour. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, anticipated starting salary may be between $25 and $28.84 per hour. Benefits include vacation, sick, and holiday time earned in relation to hours worked.
Application Deadline This position is part of a pool and will remain open until filled.
Conditions of Employment This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Responsibilities Reporting to the Production Manager of the Theatre & Dance Department and receiving lead work direction from the Head of the Dance Program and additional direction from faculty and ensemble directors. The dance accompanist may play one or more musical instruments, and compose and improvise music for dance accompaniment and class demonstrations, and/or provides accompaniment for public performances. May also coach soloists or small groups of performers.
The Accompanist may be asked to play one or more musical instruments, including piano, electronic keyboard and various other percussion instruments. Accompanist provides accompaniment for various dance classes, rehearsals, public performances and coaching. Accompanist assist in the instructional process through continuing responsibilities for composing and improvising music and/or coaching and accompanying soloists or groups performing in public. The accompanist will improvise and compose music for dance performances; demonstrate rhythmic and harmonic structure for classes; transcribe music from recordings for which there are no piano scores; may coach solo artists and dance workshop groups.
performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in various rooms in Ives Hall, the GMC Music Building, Person Theatre and Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State University. This is an hourly, intermittent position with no set schedule and hours will vary and will be governed by class instruction and production schedules, and may include evening and weekend hours. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator.
Qualifications Requires equivalent of two years of special training, course work or four years of experienced coaching and accompanying for theatre, dance, movement, ballet, modern dance. Knowledge of fundamentals of harmony; and skill in playing one or more musical instruments as accompanist. Ability to select appropriate dance music; ability to compose or improvise music, ability to coach performing artists; ability to transcribe music from recordings.
Application Process Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume) 2. Resume 3. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Conflict of Interest The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
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Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apa...rtment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.