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Alberta Ballet

Accompanist

800 Open Div. – Edmonton, Alberta
Department 800 Open Div.
Employment Type Regular Part-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Alberta Ballet School is seeking an experienced Accompanist to support the School during ballet classes.  Reporting to the Department Head, the Accompanist will support ballet instructors in both Professional and Open Division ballet classes by supplying live music for training and rehearsals.

This position will be a permanent part-time role with the School.  Hours of work will occur during evenings, daytime (summer) and weekends.

Key Deliverables/Responsibilities

  • Provide ballet accompaniment for children’s ballet classes as well as adult classes as required by the instructor.
  • Accompanists should be able to sight read for syllabus classes and should ideally be able to play music classes from other nationalities, such as Eastern European folk music.
  • Prompt for class times

    Qualifications and Additional Requirements

    • Ability to sight read is a must
    • Experience in ballet accompaniment is preferred
    • Follow teacher directions
    • Ability to improvise
    • Knowledge of classical ballet repertoire preferred
    • Music degree preferred
    • Willingness to learn and adjust to changing abrupt music tempos
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Positive and cooperative attitude is essential
    • Strong understanding of the world of the performing arts
    • Ability to understand the role of accompaniment versus performance
    • The successful candidate must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and Respect in Sport/School (cost covered by the employer).

    Why Alberta Ballet

    • School closures between Christmas and New Years, closed on stat holidays, Summer holidays
    • Discount for employee and immediate family for enrollment at the School of Alberta Ballet (Edmonton and Calgary)

    To learn more about the School of Alberta Ballet please click here 

    To apply

    Please include your cover letter and resume as one document (PDF) through the company’s careers tab.

    Accepting applications until ideal candidate is determined.  

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    • Location
      Edmonton, Alberta
    • Department
      800 Open Div.
    • Employment Type
      Regular Part-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Experienced
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