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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.