Part Time Piano Accompanist for Choir

Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


ICSD Human Resource Services

Classified Employee Job Description





Department: School             Date Prepared: 08/2021


Job Title: Pianist


Classification (FLSA Status): Non Exempt


Lane/Salary Grade: Grade 3


Location:  Cedar High School


Expected Work Hours:

  • 15 hrs/week

  • During regular school hours



General Function:

Under the supervision of the School Principal and Music teacher, the pianist is responsible for providing accompanying music for choir classes, concerts, festivals, and other performances, travel with the choirs as needed, and work with a section or small group of students throughout the school year.


Organizational Structure:


Job Title: Pianist


Supervisor’s Title: School Principal and Music Teacher


Jobs Reporting to this Title: None


Summary and Overall Objective:

Under the supervision of the School Principal and Music teacher, the pianist is responsible for providing accompanying music for choir classes, concerts, festivals, and other performances, travel with the choirs as needed, and work with a section or small group of students throughout the school year.


Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide piano accompaniment for choir classes at various levels of difficulty

  • Provide accompaniment for concerts, festivals, and other performances

  • Travels with the choirs as needed

  • Works with sectionals and small student groups

  • Provides instructional support assistance to students and student groups. 

  • Participates in the development, maintenance and carrying out of systems for small group management. 

  • Provides guidelines and expectations to students in small groups so that work gets done.

  • Guides students in working and interacting harmoniously with other students. 

  • Operates various types of office equipment such as computers, copy machines, etc.

  • Complies with established district policies and procedures.

  • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each pupil. 

  • Encourages students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible. 

  • Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment to prevent loss or abuse. 


Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):

  • Ability to read and play music with multiple staffs

  • Ability to assist with implementation of the instructional program and to participate in monitoring and ensuring appropriate student behavior. 

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English at a level required for successful job performance. 

  • Ability to help others. 

  • Ability to meet and interact with teachers and students with tact, courtesy, and discretion. 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out essential duties of this position. 

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Associates degree or 48 college semester hours (72 quarter credits) from a college or university; 720 hours on a certified transcript from a technical school or passing results (460) on the ETS ParaProfessional Assessment

  • If none of the above requirements have been met, the applicant must be willing to take and pass the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment within 2 months of hire (Cost of Assessment is $80 and is the responsibility of applicant).

  • Skilled in Piano Accompaniment 


Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Previous experience in a public school setting is preferred.

  • Experience accompanying choirs

  • Experience reading music with many staffs


Job Related Experience:

  • Previous experience in a public school setting preferred.


Required Licenses and Certifications: 

  • This position does not require any certificates or licenses.



  • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

  • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

  • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 


Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear. 

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

  • Copy machines and high speed duplicators. 

  • Computer technology. 

  • Video equipment including VCR, camcorders and TV equipment. 

  • Classroom Technology (i.e., projectors, document Cameras, SMART Boards, etc.)


Possible Hazards: 

  • Contact with dissatisfied individuals


Expected Work Hours:

  • 15 hrs/week

  • During regular school hours


Travel Requirements: 

  • Personal transportation to and from school building is required

  • Some travel throughout the state is required


Terms of Employment: 


Job Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified  Personnel.


This will be considered an "at will" position.  For further information regarding "at will" employment, refer to Iron County School District policy GCD Hiring Procedures.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 


Posted By

Iron County School District

2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720

At the following locations

Cedar High School

703 W 600 S , CEDAR CITY, UT 84720