Staff Accompanist and Piano Instructor

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Staff Accompanist and Piano Instructor

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited


Staff Accompanist and Piano Instructor

Knox College invites applications for the full-time, 10-month position of Staff Accompanist and Piano Instructor, responsible for accompanying the Knox College Choir and Chamber Singers, private lessons, studio classes and recitals and teaching approximately 12 private piano students. This position reports to the Chair of the Music Department and works closely with the Director of Choral Activities.

Knox College is a selective liberal arts institution with a mission of providing access to students of all backgrounds. The staff accompanist will work with both majors and non-majors in a setting that values support and collaboration among individuals with differing experiences and perspectives.

Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; access to a retirement plan; a generous paid vacation and holiday package; free membership to our recreation center; and other benefits. Tuition remission is also available after a two-year waiting period.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensemble Accompaniment, including work with the Knox College Choir, Chamber Singers, and support for retreats, concerts, and events
  • Studio Accompaniment, including in-lesson accompaniment, studio classes, recital rehearsals and recitals
  • Private Studio Instruction, providing piano lessons for approximately 12 students per academic term
  • Participation in departmental accompanying administration including scheduling and coordination of events.

Education and Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music or a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Music degree

In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • possess professional accompaniment experience, with preference given to candidates with choral or other ensemble accompaniment experience, and outstanding collaborative piano skills
  • demonstrate excellence in private studio instruction for students at all levels
  • possess skills of communication and cultural competence to be effective serving the needs of a diverse community


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, and complete the Knox College Employment Application at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be subject to a background check.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time