Adjunct - Collaborative Pianist New

Kirkwood Community College


Kirkwood is seeking a collaborative pianist to join the growing music area for the 24/25 academic year on the Cedar Rapids Main Campus.

Pay is $1,284 per credit hour.   
The instructor is responsible for fostering student success by working collaboratively as a concert choir piano accompanist. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage collaboratively with both faculty and students in recital and performance preparation. The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform in a variety of musical styles (e.g. classical, musical theatre, jazz, and popular music). This position is for both fall and spring.  

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. 
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and accountability for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and creating a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.  
  • Perseverance- a commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.  
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Attend regular and required weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The ensemble performs 1-2 concerts per semester and attendance would be required for those as well. 
  • Perform comfortably in a variety of musical styles
  • Assist in preparing students for juries and recitals through collaboration.
  • Collaborate with the director on musical ideas and rehearsal management. 
  • Playing open choral scores (4 part) is highly recommended
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with relevant parties (i.e. instructors, students.
  • Demonstrate excellence of technique and professionalism as a musician.
  • Communicate clearly expectations for collaboration with other applied music instructors and students.
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves sitting and/or standing most of the time in a studio setting.  Frequent (34-66%) repetitive motion, stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying and exerting up to 10 pounds. Also, frequent (34-66%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping. Constant (67-100%) talking, hearing and viewing various types of close work.


  • Master of Music or Master of Arts degree in piano performance, piano pedagogy, or collaborative piano.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborative pianist.
  • DMA or PhD in Piano Performance or Pedagogy
  • Ability to demonstrate successful teaching in both classical and popular idioms.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 98110

Posted 5 days ago

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