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El Camino College in Torrance, California
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Date Posted 04/19/2019
Admin-Museum & Arts Administration
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Provide piano accompaniment for the applied music program, choral groups, dance classes, voice classes, opera productions, stage productions and/or special events. This position reports to the Dean of Fine Arts.


Assist instructor in providing accompaniment for the applied music program, choral groups, dance classes, opera workshops, stage productions, voice classes, rehearsals, and soloist auditions.

Lead choral, opera productions and/or stage productions, and sectional rehearsals at the direction of the instructor.

Accompany groups or soloists performing in programs on or off campus.

Assist instructors by conducting individual rehearsals with students in preparation for performances for the applied music program, dance or voice classes, or for opera production or stage production performances.

Prepare accompaniment recordings for student practice.

Improvise and perform music for dance classes with appropriate rhythm by watching the movement of dancers. Create and sustain progressions of mixed meter and irregular rhythmic patterns. Adapt musical interpretation with sensitivity to dance movement.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or higher in music or piano and documented experience as an accompanist and/or performer.


Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

Music theory including fundamentals for musical periods and styles.

Historical performance practices and styles related to piano technique required for standard choral, instrumental and vocal repertoire or dance classes.

Knowledge of terminology relating to ballet, jazz, and modern dance.


Sight-read choral music and classical, folk, modern, musical theatre or popular music.

Provide accompaniment for choral music and classical, folk, modern, musical theatre or popular music.

Understand and follow oral and visual directions from a conductor or understand and follow directions and demonstrations from a dance instructor.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.

Licenses or Other Requirements:

Valid California driver's license.


Sitting long periods of time when providing piano accompaniment.

Repetitive use of upper extremities including repetitive hand motion and/or related hand coordination activities.

SALARY RANGE: $4,525 per month.

Employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).


These positions are designated as regular, full-time, ten-month classified. Work week will be Monday through Friday, hours will vary. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory employment verification, fingerprint check, tuberculosis and physical examinations. The selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization. Physical standards for this position are available for review in Human Resources.


Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

Online application:

Resume - Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.

3)Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America 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. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online. If you need assistance, you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date. 

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. or visit the office Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

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