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Piano Technician

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:


The Piano Technician maintains the pianos and keyboard instruments of the Frost School of Music (FSOM) under the direction of the Supervisor of Keyboard Instruments.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform tuning of pianos in faculty studios, classrooms, practice rooms and rehearsal halls

  • Perform repairs as needed, including new strings, action parts, cabinet and bench repairs

  • Vacuum pianos as needed and notify Supervisor of any problems with the piano

  • Regulation and voicing of pianos as needed

  • Maintain digital pianos in two keyboard labs

  • Maintain current inventory of all acoustic and digital pianos in Excel format

  • Move celesta, harpsichord and other keyboard instruments as needed

  • Supervise piano moving professionals engaged by the Frost School of Music

  • Perform tasks related to Purchase Orders for new pianos and piano moving in Workday system

  • Perform and assist with specialized piano related tasks as assigned by the Supervisor, Keyboard Instruments

  • Maintain collegial relationships and communication with administration, faculty, staff, and students


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of proper use and care of piano tuning and repair tools

  • Demonstrated ability to assess the condition and function of pianos

  • Experience in working with harpsichords

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with the supervisor and other staff

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently


Education & Experience Requirements:


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience. 5 years of recent work experience in the repair, servicing, tuning and preventative maintenance of acoustic pianos and digital keyboards preferred.

  • High School diploma or appropriate equivalent.

  • Registered Piano Technician current status with the Piano Technicians Guild.

 


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