Head Piano Technician

Dates of Employment: June 4 - August 5, 2018

Reports To: Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs

Supports: Artist Faculty, Guest Artists, Conductors, Artistic Director

Summary

The Head Piano Technician is responsible for the tuning, preparation, and care of Brevard Music Center's concert keyboard instruments and piano teaching studio instruments. This position will oversee all piano tuning and maintenance activities during the contracted period, be responsible for any necessary repairs and adjustments, and will work with a junior piano technician who will be responsible for maintaining and tuning the practice room pianos through a regular tuning rotation. Brevard Music Center is an All-Steinway festival.

Duties

  • Tune and prepare the concert keyboard instruments for all performances for which they are needed – on campus and/or off campus.
  • Tune, prepare, and maintain the teaching instruments for all faculty and staff as required.
  • Maintain an accurate tuning and maintenance log.
  • Work with a piano technician employed to maintain the piano teaching studio pianos at a level appropriate to college piano teaching/study through a regular tuning rotation.
  • Repair and adjust any of the Center's pianos as needed.

Qualifications

  • Registered Piano Technician (RPT) status. Strong preference will be given to Steinway-trained and Registered Piano Technicians.
  • Extensive experience and training in the repair and maintenance of Steinway pianos.
  • At least five years of certified piano technician work and recognized professional experience in the field that includes advanced skills in concert piano preparation, regulation, and voicing.
  • Ability to execute self-directed work at a professional level with proven track record of successful piano tuning and shop skills relevant to music festival or performing arts center piano maintenance.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a highly professional level of communication with guest artists, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Strong time management and excellent project management skills, with a proven ability to prioritize maintenance work around an intensive performance schedule.

Requirements

  • Complete a satisfactory background check.
  • Must have valid state driver's license and and self-provided means of transportation.

Compensation

  • Commensurate with experience.
  • On-campus room and board will be provided.

Applications are made through email only. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references by February 1, 2018, to:

Andrew W. Parker
Artistic Coordinator
Brevard Music Center
aparker@brevardmusic.org


Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, age or individual handicap in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.