Piano Technician - University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music

Location
Greensboro, North Carolina
Salary
$42,074 - $47,000
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music is currently seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Specialty Trades Technician – Piano Technician. The primary tasks include,
but are not limited to:

• Tune pianos using tuning forks, hammers and/or electronic tuning devices
• Replace broken or missing strings
• Locate and correct defects in keyboard, pedals and action assembly, using special tools and gauges
• Replace faulty, worn or broken parts such as hammers, shanks and joint connections
• Confer with faculty members and students regarding tuning and special needs for the piano during concerts
• Perform emergency repairs and tuning during concerts and recitals
• Maintain records on piano repairs and tuning;
• Rebuild pianos, including replacing sets of hammers and restringing
• Maintain inventory and requisition piano parts and supplies such as strings, pins and sets of hammers.

Minimum qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to reflect essential functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are typical of the majority of positions, but may not be applicable to
all positions.

Preferred qualifications:
Certification as a Registered Piano Technician (Piano Technicians Guild) or the equivalent
OR four years of experience in piano tuning, repair and/or maintenance
OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education

Knowledge and skill in tuning, voicing, repairing and action regulation of various types of pianos.  
Skill in use of piano technician tools such as tuning forks, electronic tuning devices and tuning hammers.
Ability to effectively communicate.

All applications must be processed through JobSearch referencing position 2785. To apply for this position please visit: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/.

Materials requested include:
Cover letter
Resume
List of three references

All materials must be submitted electronically.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Dennis AsKew, Director, UNCG School of Music
dwaskew@uncg.edu
(336) 334-5002

The UNCG School of Music, a member of NASM since 1938, is the only institution in
North Carolina offering comprehensive degrees in music and music education from
the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Over 70 faculty members teach a music
student body of c. 600 majors. For years, the School’s alumni have distinguished
themselves in important professional positions throughout the world while its justly
renowned student ensembles continue to perform frequently in prestigious state,
regional, and international settings. Since 1999, the Music Departments have
occupied a new state-of-the-art building that affords students and faculty an
outstanding environment for all aspects of music study and performance.

Greensboro, equidistant between Atlanta and Washington, DC, between the
mountains and the seashore, has recently been designated an All-American City.
Greensboro is extremely arts-oriented and, along with its sister cities in the “Triad”
(Winston-Salem and High Point), provides a vital cultural stimulus to the entire
Piedmont region and state of North Carolina.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of
employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees
based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual
orientation or veteran status. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all
faculty/staff levels.

EOE AA/M/F/D/V