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Guitar Instrument Repair 10.23.14

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Trade Up Music



Trade Up Music, a portland ,oregon music store is considering applicants for guitar/instrument repair position. part or full time depending on range of abilities.  pay dependant on experience. please send resumes to staff@tradeupmusic.com




Instrument Repair Specialist 10.2.14

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Musical Instrument Specialist

University Bands/School of Music/College of Fine & Applied Arts

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Job Description:


The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for a Musical Instrument Specialist for University Bands.  The person in this position serves the Division of Bands as property manager with broad oversight of the inventory, care, repair, and use of instruments, uniforms, equipment, storage, and other items as assigned.  This position is responsible for the University Band van, building keys, lockers, and other University property in the Harding Band Building.  This position supervises a small number of hourly student workers, and is in charge of all logistics related to University Bands concert performances and events. The position assists School of Music personnel with tracking and inventory of Bands instruments and equipment; with strict adherence to UIUC Property Accounting policy and procedures.  The person in this position also monitors all rooms and security within the Harding Band Building, both interior and exterior, noting and reporting necessary repairs through proper channels as directed. This position requires occasional weekend and evening work in support of University Band events that occur on and off campus.  The incumbent may teach an instrument repair course if/when the need aligns with the academic goals of the School of Music.


Minimum Qualifications:


·         High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

·         Five (5) years (60 months) professional experience in the maintenance and repair of musical instruments.

Note: Successful completion of formal training program such as those recognized by the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) or a Registered Piano Technician as recognized by the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) or closely related program(s) that include training/education in the repair and maintenance of musical instruments may be substituted for one year of the above experience.


Preferred Qualifications:


·         Bachelor’s Degree in music or a related field preferred.

·         Previous supervisory and/or administrative experience.


Personal Attributes Required:


·         Working knowledge of a variety of musical instruments and related equipment.

·         Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and machine shop tools.

·         Mechanical skills.

·         Manual dexterity and ability with or without accommodation to move large equipment such as band instruments, pianos/keyboards, and other similar equipment.

·         Pitch discrimination.

·         Supervisory ability.

·         Ability to deal effectively with the public, faculty, staff, and students.


The Musical Instrument Specialist in University Bands is a full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt Civil Service position.  This position does not require the applicant to be present for an exam.  However, you must submit an exam request form to be considered.  The University will conduct a credential assessment.  Your exam score will be based on the application materials received.  Applicants must submit an online Application AND Exam Request at jobs.illinois.edu no later than the close of business on November 5, 2014. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Debby Reynolds, Human Resource Associate, at 217-300-6510.


Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.  (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)






Band Instrument Repair 10.21.14(1)

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Schilke Music Products



Company: Schilke Music Products
Contact Name: Mike Seaver
Contact Email: mike@schilkemusic.com
Address: 4520 James Place
       Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: (708) 343-8858
Web Site: www.schilkemusic.com

Position Information

Job Status: Full-Time
Focus: Brass solely
Guitar/violin maintenance involved? No
Senior technician assigned to acclimate/assist the new hire? Yes
Calling on schools: No
Answering phones: No
Counter interaction : No
Sales: No
Other Duties: Buffer Position

Miscellaneous Information

Schilke Music Products is looking for someone to staff their buffing department. Please contact Mike Seaver or Phil Baughman.


Band Instrument Repair 10.21.14

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Schilke Music Products


Company: Schilke Music Products
Contact Name: Mike Seaver
Contact Email: mike@schilkemusic.com
Address: 4520 James Place
       Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: (708) 343-8858
Web Site: www.schilkemusic.com

Position Information

Job Status: Full-Time
Focus: Brass solely
Guitar/violin maintenance involved? No
Senior technician assigned to acclimate/assist the new hire? Yes
Calling on schools: No
Answering phones: No
Counter interaction : No
Sales: No
Other Duties: Trombone Mounter

Miscellaneous Information

This is not a repair position, but a production position: Mounting (building) trombones for Schilke Music Products in Chicago. Please contact Mike Seaver or Phil Baughman.


Band Instrument Repair 10.15.14

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 Bridge Kaldro Music


Family run music store in Christiansburg, VA near Virginia Tech, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, seeks full time repair technician starting after January 1, 2015.  We provide repair services for our county and several surrounding counties, and are one of the only sources for repairs, instrument sales and rentals for the entire Southwestern VA area.  The position would also involve some customer service and sales work.  Experience in repairing electronics and string instruments is a plus but not necessary.  This position is full time.  Please contact Kirsti Kaldro at Bridge Kaldro Music (540) 381-8383 or kirsti@bridgekaldromusic.com.




Band Instrument Technician

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 Marshall Music Co.


Company: Marshall Music Co
Contact Name: Chris Harris
Contact Emailcharris@marshallmusic.com
Address: 3240 E. Saginaw

              Lansing, MI  48912
Phone: 517-337-9700 Ext 330
Fax: 517-318-9326
Web Site: www.marshallmusic.com

Position Information

Job Status: Full-Time
Focus: Woodwind or Brasswind focus, able to help in the other. 
Guitar/violin maintenance involved? No
Senior technician assigned to acclimate/assist the new hire? Yes
Calling on schools: No
Answering phones: Very occasionally
Counter interaction : Very occasionally
Sales: No
Other Duties:Assigned along with others to regular minor shop maintenance tasks

Basic Job Overview: This position is full time hourly with starting pay based on experience. This person will help with regular daily school service and over the counter band instrument repairs alongside other technicians in the shop. All of our shops have personnel dedicated to helping with paperwork, computer entry and customer contact to one degree or another. This means the technicians are able to focus on repair. While we certainly have our very busy times of the year and have through the years developed a strong production ethic, all of our shops tend to be friendly and easy going to work in. It is also worth noting that with the large number of techs we have on staff, our personnel can take advantage of and thrive on their own strong abilities and traits.

Miscellaneous Information

Marshall Music is seeking a full time band instrument technician. We are one of the largest school service organizations in the country and have a rich history of long term employees. We are seeking primarily a woodwind technician, but are interested in hearing from brasswind technicians too. We would like someone with a minimum of a few years experience, but would be willing to look at any applications from individuals fresh out of school too. Whatever your experience level, we have nearly 30 full time technicians on staff at our 7 stores who are happy and willing to bring you into our fold and offer whatever guidance and direction you may need. Please contact Chris Harris anytime at charris@marshallmusic.com or call 517-337-9700 ext 330 M-F 9:30-8 or Sat 9:30-5 EST


Guitar Center Opportunities 10.07.14

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Guitar Center Inc.

 Commack (long island), NY

Atlantic City, NJ

Springfield, NJ

Allentown, PA

 Gilroy, CA

San Marcos, CA

San Mateo, CA

 Portland, OR

 Chicago, IL



 Darrick Dowdy

Guitar Center Inc.

C: (520) 260-3553

O:(818) 735-8800 EXT. 2037


Technician. Repair Musical Instruments 10.06.14

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 Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

Position Type:
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Leadership & Learning
Pay Grade 7 - $14.13 per hour
12 months / 260 days

REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Music Instrument Repair

DEPARTMENT NAME: Music Makes Us (Leadership & Learning)

JOB SUMMARY: Repair percussion, reed, and wind instruments.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Responsibility 1: Repairs or replace musical instrument parts and components, such as pads, corks, strings, bridges, felts, and keys, using hand and power tools. Repairs cracks in wood or metal instruments, using pinning wire, lathes, fillers, clamps, dent rollers, or soldering irons and torches.
Job Responsibility 2: Reassembles instruments following repair, using hand tools and power tools and glue, hair, yarn, resin, or clamps, and lubricate instruments as necessary.
Job Responsibility 3: Disassembles instruments and parts for repair, cleaning and adjustment.
Job Responsibility 4: Polishes instruments, using rags and polishing compounds, buffing wheels, or burnishing tools and protect finish with lacquer. Compares instrument pitches with tuning tool pitches in order to tune instruments.
Job Responsibility 5: Inspects instruments to locate defects, and to determine their value or the level of restoration required. Plays instruments to evaluate their sound quality and to locate any defects.
Job Responsibility 6: Enters, maintains and tracks electronic instrument repair records database for shop.
Job Responsibility 7: Manipulates brass and nickel silver to remove dents using (in addition to dent rollers), mandrels, dent balls and their devices, hammers, mallets, and powerful magnetic force.
Job Responsibility 8: Monitors inventory and informs supervisor of needed stock.

Compares or inspects data, people, or things against a standard.


Follows instructions of supervisor.


Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money.


Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.


Reads technical instructions, charts, and/or procedures manuals; composes routine reports and completes job forms; completes inventory supply forms; maintains instrument database repair records; speaks/writes compound sentences using standard grammar.


Performs semi-routine work involving set procedures and rules, but with frequent problems; requires normal attention with extended periods of concentration for accurate results or occasional exposure to unusual pressure.


Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.


Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.


Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of self and others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

High School or GED.


Certification from musical instrument repair school required. Valid Tennessee Drivers’ License required.


Minimum of 2 years’ applicable repair experience. Proficient in FileMakerPro or equivalent database management.

Requires active hands-on work involving standing or walking for brief periods, constant manual effort, exerting up to 10-15 pounds of force on a regular basis, ability to lift 50 pounds, and considerable dexterity in operating hand tools and specialized equipment.


The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, and color perception. Position requires sense of musical pitch and tone and good tactile sense.


Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Postings current as of 10/6/2014 2:50:40 PM CST.

Band Instrument Repair 09.26.14

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 Mike's Music and Sound Inc.


Company: Mike's Music and Sound Inc
Contact Name: Dan Gilgenbach
Contact Email: dan@mikesmusic.net
Address: 289 N Main St
       Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: 920-923-1925
Fax: 920-923-3292
Web Site: www.mikesmusic.net

Position Information

Job Status: Full-Time
Focus: Combination
Guitar/violin maintenance involved? No
Senior technician assigned to acclimate/assist the new hire? Yes
Calling on schools: No
Answering phones: Yes
Counter interaction : Yes
Sales: Yes
Other Duties:

Miscellaneous Information

Come and work at a family run business that’s been around for 40 years. The Fond du Lac area is an excellent place to see & play music. Fond du Lac is centrally located within an hour of Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay. The position has opportunities to move up and grow with our business. Our top-notch repair shop has an excellent reputation for putting out the best quality repairs for beginners as well as professional musicians. Apply to join our team today!



Violin Maker. Repair Technician 09.24.14

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 Sam's Strings, LLC



Title: Violin Maker / Repair Technician


Job Description-

Growing family-owned violin shop in Houston, TX, which specializes in fine modern cellos/bows (owned by a professional cellist and bow maker) is looking for a self reliant, and confident violin maker/technician with repair training and/or experience.  Must be able to work independent, have a high standard for excellence in their craft, and have a flexible and congenial work mindset.


Interested parties should e-mail: Cover letter, CV, 1-2 recommendation letters, photographs of recent repair work.


Salary -$CompetitiveContact us for details


Additional Benefits -

1. Professional Development grants available after the 1st year

2. Vibrant and growing musical and arts community in the 4th largest city in America

3. Honest, no nonsense, down to earth management.

4. Workspace can be used during non-working hours for instrument making.

5. Opportunity to sell personal and in-house workshop made instruments


Detailed Job duties:

1. Confident new violin set up

2. Maintain Instrument Rental Fleet in excellent condition (various repairs, varnish touchup, etc)

3. Rehair bows (can be trained)

4. Address minor customer concerns (replace strings, choose shoulder rest, etc- friendly smiles needed!)

5. Assist at Tradeshows (1-2 a year - extra pay)

6. Other violin shop related duties, sharpening tools, clean-up, etc


Sam's Strings, LLC

1440 Campbell Road, #105

Houston, TX 77055

(713) 257-0459





Band Instrument Repair 09.03.14

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 Summer Arts Sessions International


Company: Summer Arts Sessions International
Contact Name: Pete Kohnan
Contact Email: pdkohnen@hotmail.com
Address: 6453 W. Rodgers Circle
       Boca Rotan, FL 33487
Phone: 269-944-7233; 561-241-7303
Web Site: http://tubamm.com/

Position Information

Job Status: Full-Time
Focus: Combination
Guitar/violin maintenance involved? not given
Senior technician assigned to acclimate/assist the new hire? not given
Calling on schools: No
Answering phones: No
Counter interaction : No
Sales: No
Other Duties:

Miscellaneous Information

Needs two technicians. Large volume repair shop.