Provides accompaniment for West African Dance classes and other dance Classes that may require drumming accompaniment.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. Perform other duties as assigned.
Ability to play accompaniment with knowledge of traditional dance/drum rhythms from Guinea including but not limited to the dances: Lamba, Kuku, Mandiani, Sinte, Kassa, Soli, Soko and other popular traditional Guinea dances.
Ability to play the West African dance rhythms on accompaniment drums: Dundun, Kenkeni, Sangban and Dundunba.
Some knowledge of dance rhythms from the Senegambia area.
Ability to play lead Djembe if necessary.
Ability to work as part of a collegiate drum ensemble.
Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
The successful candidate will possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Ability to play dance/drum rhythms from other areas of West Africa(Ghana, Nigeria)
Some background in teaching West African Dance drum rhythms and other drumming techniques
Drum Performance Experience
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Two or more years documented experience as accompanist or lead drummer for West African Dance classes in an academic or recreational context or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES:
HOURS & CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:
This is a regular, part-time, 4 hours per week, non-benefits-eligible and non-exempt position.
Hours and days of week may vary due to the needs of the students and College events.
Hourly rate range: $25.00-$30.00. The hourly rate of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.