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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Piano Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Piano Technician

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  • Functional Area:

Music/Theater Arts

  • Department:

Music and Theater Arts Section

  • School Area:

Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

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  • Schedule:

25 hrs/wk - schedule to be determined

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PIANO TECHNICIAN, Music and Theater Arts (part-time, 25 hrs/wk.), to oversee and manage an instrument inventory of approximately $1.1 million. Will develop and independently manage the purchase, maintenance, and replacement schedules for thirty-three pianos, three harpsichords, and ten electronic keyboards; and oversee a complex program of tuning, refurbishing, and rebuilding of instruments to maximize the potential of the inventory and to achieve maximum potentials for each instrument.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: registered piano technician with certification in the Piano Technicians Guild; five years of related experience; certificate of completion from a technical training school in piano tuning and maintenance (i.e., North Bennett Street School in Boston); specialized knowledge of music industry, music styles, and artists; advanced-level knowledge of piano technology, HV AC system requirements for instruments, computerized tuning tools, and various manufacturers' maintenance philosophies; ability to perform complex concert tuning, voicing, regulating, and instrument rebuilding; proficiency using Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, email, advanced piano tuning software, and web browsers in a Macintosh environment; ability to effectively supervise subcontracted professionals; accuracy and ability to produce work that is free of errors; and strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work independently, multitask, adjust to changing priorities and meet multiple deadlines with minimal supervision in a pressured work environment, and manage projects within budget and with timelines that range over a one-year period. Experience recommending departmental procedures for managing instrument maintenance program would be helpful. Good attendance and punctuality is expected. Job #17567-4 Schedule to be determined. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. 6/11/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.