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Employment Opportunities

Johnson String Instrument is an equal opportunity employer.

Please forward all resumes and cover letters to: hires@johnsonstring.com

Cellist for Quality Control Assistance

Description:

SIGNING BONUS: $1,000

Great position for a cellist!

Cellist needed to assist with cello quality control and for general workshop assistance in a busy rental instrument repair shop.

Relaxed and friendly atmosphere; hard-working, team-oriented staff.

Job Description:

  • Inspect and play cellos to be sure they are set up correctly, sound great, and are easy to play
  • Perform minor cello adjustments (change or clean strings, light touch-up or cleaning, etc.).
  • Case clean cellos and shelve accordingly
  • Inspect incoming instrument returns for any damage
  • Clean instruments, as needed
  • Assist manager in organizing and rearranging instrument returns
  • Other tasks around the shop will be assigned as needed (unpacking new instruments, sorting strings, labeling cases, etc.)

$19/hr

Please apply with resume/cover (no phone calls, please).

Background check will be required.

Thank you for your interest!

Qualifications:

  • Advanced level playing skills required
  • No quality control experience is necessary. On-the-job training will be provided
  • Ability to sit and play for extended periods of time as well as the ability to move several cellos around over the course of the day will be required
  • Strong attention to detail is a MUST!

How To Apply:
Email hires@johnsonstring.com

Apply by:
August 12, 2022

Salary:
$19.00 / Per hour

String Instrument Quality Control Assistant

Description:
SIGNING BONUS: $1,000
Johnson String Instrument is looking for a string player to assist with quality control in our busy rental repair shop in Waltham, MA. Main responsibility will be inspecting all levels of rental instruments to be sure they are set up correctly, any necessary repairs have been completed, and that they play well and sound great. In addition to inspecting and playing the instruments, minor repairs may need to be performed (replace strings, touch-up, lubricate fine tuners, etc.). The job will also include preparing instruments for delivery, shipping, and for transfer to the Newton store, as well as inspecting returned instruments for any damage.

Qualifications:

  • Plays string instrument, preferably violin or viola (advanced level required)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to work largely unsupervised, as well as part of a team
  • Able to multitask and switch gears quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Self starter: able to identify needs and tasks and keep busy during slower periods
  • Able to focus amidst a busy shop

Physical Job requirements:

  • Able to assemble instrument outfits and place them on shelves, sometimes overhead
  • Able to climb stairs, ladders, step stools with instruments in hand
  • Able to work with sharp tools
  • Able to perform fine detail work
  • Able to perform repetitive motions with hands, wrists, and arms
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Able to sit for some of the day, but stand and walk for periods of time

How To Apply:
Email hires@johnsonstring.com

Apply by:
August 12, 2022

Salary:
$19.00 / Per hour

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String Instrument Quality Control Assistant

Description:
Johnson String Instrument is looking for a string player to assist with quality control in our busy rental repair shop in Waltham, MA. Main responsibility will be inspecting all levels of rental instruments to be sure they are set up correctly, any necessary repairs have been completed, and that they play well and sound great. In addition to inspecting and playing the instruments, minor repairs may need to be performed (replace strings, touch-up, lubricate fine tuners, etc.). The job will also include preparing instruments for delivery, shipping, and for transfer to the Newton store, as well as inspecting returned instruments for any damage.

Johnson’s offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vacation accruals
  • Voluntary (employee-paid) benefits are also available (including FSA)

Our company is a family-owned business dedicated to the rental and sales of string instruments. In operation for over forty years, we take great pride in our precision rental set-ups. Our staff is hardworking and very friendly, and we are looking for someone with these same qualities to complete our staff.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced playing skills required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to work largely unsupervised, as well as part of a team
  • Able to multitask and switch gears quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter: able to identify needs and tasks and keep busy during slower periods
  • Able to focus amidst a busy shop

Physical Job requirements:

  • Able to assemble instrument outfits and place them on shelves, sometimes overhead
  • Able to climb stairs, ladders, step stools with instruments in hand
  • Able to work with sharp tools
  • Able to perform fine detail work
  • Able to perform repetitive motions with hands, wrists, and arms
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Able to sit for some of the day, but stand and walk for periods of time

How To Apply:
Please email hires@johnsonstring.com

Apply by:
May 19, 2022

Salary:
$18/hour

About this Organization:
Johnson String Instrument is a large family-owned music instrument retailer that provides high-quality musical instruments and accessories to talented musicians of all levels.

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Full-Time Office Associate, Customer Service Team

*SIGNING BONUS: $2,000

Compensation: $19/hour
Employment type: Full-time

Johnson String Instrument is hiring an Office Associate to join our Customer Service team.

Are you a focused, detail-oriented individual with excellent communication skills that wants to work with a fun group of people?  Are you excited to learn about violins and cellos?  JSI wants you to join our team!

Johnson String Instrument is a large family-owned music instrument retailer that provides high-quality musical instruments and accessories to talented musicians of all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

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.

In addition, the office associate is responsible to perform a variety of administrative duties including, but not limited to:

  • Registration for rental instruments, including phone interaction with students, teachers and parents of rental participants.
  • Take product orders, including strings, sheet music, cases, and accessories.
  • Answer telephone calls, web chats, and emails- screening and routing to appropriate staff as necessary.
  • Various clerical duties such as filing, mailing, organizing, and processing returned items.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing training regarding products and policies.
  • Assist with special projects and perform other related duties as directed or required

Qualifications:

  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Able to multitask on time-sensitive projects
  • Attention to detail, especially through documentation
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, flexible work environment
  • Stringed instrument and/or classical music background strongly preferred
  • Sense of humor strongly encouraged
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Saturdays are required

Benefits:

  • Medical Benefits including Health, Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

Please forward a résumé with cover letter and references to hires@johnsonstring.com to be considered for this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

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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.

Please forward all résumés and cover letters to: hires@johnsonstring.com

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

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