Title: Applied Music Tutorial Coordinator, Faculty Accompanist
Position Number: 1021
Schedule: 32 Weeks (Fall and Winter Semester)
Compensation: $34,688 (Master’s Degree)
Start Date: Fall 2020
Reports to: Associate Dean, School or Arts & Science
Closing date: December 2, 2019
GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development and provide service to our students, the college, and our community at large.
Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work, as well as associated with the School of Arts and Sciences and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communication skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles and work efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.
Accompany applied music students during lessons, applied music performance classes, student recitals and applied music jury exams.
Coach and accompany students in individual rehearsal sessions for college and public music performances.
Assess and evaluate student readiness to perform.
Instruct students on performance etiquette.
Collaborate with other music faculty to coach students on all aspects of their performance.
Recommend appropriate repertoire to students based on their ability.
Accompany the choral ensembles during rehearsals and performances.
Conduct choral ensemble sectional rehearsals as needed.
Accompany music faculty during recital performances as needed.
Engage in professional development and continuous improvement related to collaborative piano and accompanying.
Participate fully as a member of the Music Department in activities such as department meetings, curriculum development and other activities as determined by the College.
Contribute to the development of students, the department, and the community through involvement in departmental and college-wide activities.
Adhere to the standards and requirements expressed in the Faculty Contract.
Master’s Degree in Piano Performance or Accompanying required.
Doctor of Musical Art in Piano Performance or Accompanying preferred.
A minimum of two years accompanying experience at the college or university level; the equivalent part-time, adjunct accompanying time, or graduate assistant level accompanying will be considered as having met the minimum.
Community college accompanying experience preferred.
Demonstrated successful high school accompanying experience preferred.
Proven experience as a collaborative performer at a professional level preferred.
Outstanding musicianship and sight-reading skills preferred.
Coaching experience in vocal and instrumental performance and musicianship
Additional experience teaching or ability to teach any of the following: applied piano or group piano classes
Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of musical accomplishment preferred.
Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required
Appropriate technology required to perform the duties of the position
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
Understanding and appreciation of community college mission
Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
Must be collegial and collaborative.
Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.
Faculty assignment may include travel to offsite locations.
Evening and weekend performances required
Classroom and studio environment in an academic setting.
Method of application
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters for full consideration. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on December 2, 2019. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Grand Rapids Community College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment. GRCC creates an including learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, height, weight, national origin, disability, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by stated and federal law. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Mi 49503-3295.
Internal Number: 1021
About Grand Rapids Community College
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu