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Employment Opportunities

Front Staff Associate

Johnson String Instrument is seeking violinists, violists, cellists, and/or double bassists to join our storefront team of customer service representatives! Our storefront is a vibrant place where we help string musicians of all levels, providing assistance about our products and services, and overall promoting the joy of music!

Duties include: customer service, fitting rental instruments (violin, viola, cello, and double bass), processing rental and retail transactions, store upkeep, and other duties as needed.

In addition to being a string player, applicants need to have a professional demeanor, customer service experience, a positive attitude, and good communication skills.

Part-time: 24-28 hours per week, including Saturday 9am-5pm availability.

Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Amy Nolan
Store Manager

Rental Workshop Luthier

Full time luthier needed to join our rental repair workshop staff in Waltham, MA. Work will include set-up and maintenance of rental violins, violas, and cellos.

Repair, set-up or making experience with bowed string instruments is strongly preferred. Quick and accurate work is expected, as we are a high-volume shop with high standards. Tremendous attention to detail and ability to focus amidst a busy shop are essential!

Full-time, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. Excellent entry level position with full benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401K with matching, and paid vacation and personal time.

Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Emily Letourneau

Delivery Drivers

Johnson String Instrument is seeking delivery drivers with clean driving records and experience driving cargo vans.

Drivers are responsible for accompanying a full-time employee on one-day round trips to and from schools in New York City. Loading instruments in and out of the van, sharing highway driving, navigating city, and staying with the van if parking cannot be found.

Applicants must have good communication skills and be able to work well on a team. Must be comfortable driving in New York City and working long hours.

Temporary: This position is offered on a temporary basis for September 2016, with option to extend to contract or discuss full-time employment following the fall season.

Please have reliable late night/early morning transportation to work in our Waltham location.

Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Natalie Harrington

We are always looking!

Johnson String Instrument is looking for experienced repair and restoration professionals for part time set-up and minor repair work. We are interested in qualified people from anywhere in the United States. If you have these skills and would like more information please contact Rob Laff.

Send resumes to Rob Laff.

Johnson String Instrument
1029 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Fax: 617. 527. 2684

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