Musical Instrument Specialist
University Bands/School of Music/College of Fine & Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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.
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
Bachelor’s Degree in music or a related field
Previous supervisory and/or administrative
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.
Manual dexterity and ability with or without
accommodation to move large equipment such as band instruments,
pianos/keyboards, and other similar equipment.
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.