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Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Carriage House Violins, the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument, has an immediate opening for a part-time administrative assistant.

Duties include but are not limited to answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting customers, and data entry. Saturday hours are required.

Qualifications: Applicants must play violin, viola, cello, or bass and hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Previous customer service experience is preferred.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Maureen Wall
Fax: 617-467-4761

Full-Time Receiving Warehouse Associate

Johnson String Instrument is seeking a full-time receiving associate to join our warehouse team in our Waltham, MA location!

The office associate is responsible for providing the highest level of customer service to ensure the customer has the best experience possible. As the first point of contact, the office associate will answer customer inquiries and follow-up on action items with other departments to see tasks through to completion.

Overview of Position
The JSI Warehouse is a dynamic and fluid department. Inbound shipments arrive every day from all over the world. The Receiving department is responsible for handling and cataloging the inbound items and distributing them to the appropriate departments within the company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receiving, labeling and distributing of product daily
  • Sign for inbound shipments from UPS, FedEx and other Freight companies
  • Process all rental and trial instrument returns
  • Physically and virtually move inventory and instruments between warehouses. Organize product stock as needed
  • Learn about a wide variety of products and answer customer service representative questions
  • Assist in the facilities maintenance of the warehouse and receiving area
  • Drive company van between warehouse and Newton location, daily or as necessary, transporting instruments, product, or other high-value items
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Receiving, labeling and distributing of product daily
  • Professional demeanor
  • Detail oriented
  • Solid computer skills, ability to learn new software
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with high level of energy, must like staying productive
  • Ability to drive a cargo van and clean driving record

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • This is an active role; Employees spend their shifts sitting, standing, walking around, and using stairs
  • Must be physically able to lift boxes, products, and instruments (up to 75 lbs.). Must be able to bend and lift over your head
  • The employee must be comfortable standing or sitting for up to 4 hours at a time
  • This job operates in a warehouse environment. This role routinely uses standard warehouse equipment such as box cutters, pallet jacks, bar code scanners, two-wheelers/dollies, rolling stairs or step stools, computers,phones, photocopiers and printers. Will be required to drive company vans. Work takes place indoors and outdoors in varying temperatures

Previous experience in a high-volume warehouse environment and knowledge of music products are preferred but not required.

Full time position; 40hrs/week, Monday-Friday, some overtime required during busy season. Full benefits package includes paid holidays, paid time off and vacation accruals, employer-sponsored health and dental insurance plans, and retirement plans with matching.

Please submit your professional resume and cover letter to:
Rob Laff, General 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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Carriage House Violins

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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