Piano Accompanist (Brookfield Residential YMCA and Shane Homes YMCA)


Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton and Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge



Date of Revision

December 2021

Time Commitment

1 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours per week, 4-month commitment
Scheduled times vary

Staff Partners

Choir Instructor, Arts Program Director




The Piano Accompanist Volunteer assists and supports the Choir Instructor with running a choir program. It is preferable if the Piano Accompanist can commit to volunteering on a weekly basis for the duration of a session.  Together with the Choir Instructor, the Piano Accompanist Volunteer will be playing piano alongside the direction of the Choir Instructor, help build confidence in program participants and support a positive and inclusive learning environment. If Volunteers are interested, we welcome your contribution to the program material, with support from the Choir Instructor.  


Age requirement: 15+



In consultation with the Choir Instructor, research and plan musical selections that is suitable for participants (children, adults and seniors)

      • Provide piano accompaniment accordingly to the curriculum design.
      • Help offer input into the into the growth and development of all arts programming initiatives
      • Assure the health and safety of participants by following health and safety practices and regulations
      • Provide a safe, fun, engaging, creative and supportive environment for participants and volunteers
      • Perform other duties as assigned
      • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
      •  Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately



      • Gain valuable practical experience in a leadership position
      • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (upon completion of the probationary period and all required trainings) 
      • Continuing training and educations opportunities throughout the year (if applicable)  
      • Enhance technical skill set
      • Join a team of enthusiastic and interesting people who share a passion for leading positive programs to build happy and healthy communities



1. YBeginnings Orientation

2. Health & Safety and Child Protection Training

3. Position-specific Orientation and Training

a. Processes & Tools

b. Expectations

4. Ongoing training & support



At YMCA Calgary we ensure our volunteers are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following: 

  1. Ability to sight read and play piano, accompanist experience preferred.
  2. Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  3. Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service
  4. Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through
  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  6. Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  7. Always maintain a professional attitude
  8. Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  9. Effectively communicates in a variety of settings
  10. Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.


  1. Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search 
  2. Three references – one can be personal reference
  3. Able to attend and complete required YMCA trainings which may be at various YMCA locations
  4. Available evenings and/or weekends if required