Job Req ID:  111672

Piano Technician

Reporting to the Manager of Piano Technology, we are seeking a Piano Technician who will be an occasional member of the Piano Technology team and will be responsible for tuning and regulation duties as assigned ahead of their work. This may include concert level tuning, voicing, repair and action regulation for general maintenance of the instruments for the Peabody Institute. This is a casual/as-needed position with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University supporting both the Conservatory and the Preparatory.


The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University advances a dynamic, 21st-century model of performing arts training in pursuit of its mission: to elevate the human experience through leadership at the intersection of art and education. Through its Conservatory for undergraduate and graduate studies and the Preparatory, Baltimore’s largest community performing arts school, Peabody empowers musicians and dancers from diverse backgrounds to create and perform at the highest level.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform tunings and general maintenance of pianos for the Peabody Institute.
  • Monitor the serviceability of all pianos worked on at the Peabody Institute and communicate larger problems as they are found.
  • Responsible for aiding in servicing, regulating, repairing, and cleaning of pianos as needed.
  • Work with faculty on all piano-related needs as requested.
  • Tunes and maintains non-Conservatory University pianos as needed.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to support working with students, faculty, dealers, donors, and guest performers as necessary to perform the job.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and problem solve. Interacts positively with others and functions as a member of the team when working.


Physical Requirements

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Moderate physical activity required.
  • Work requires upper-body strength, and can be fatiguing for back, arms, and hands.
  • Requires heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Requires a high degree of fine finger or hand dexterity.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks such as occasional use of hazardous solvents (acetone, lacquer) when necessary, which require following basic safety precautions and wearing safety equipment.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Must be able to tune aurally with accuracy and stability.
  • Three years of experience including basic tuning, knowledge of grand and upright piano repair and maintenance.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills (orally and in writing) and basic computer skills


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience with University tuning.
  • Knowledge of acceptable work standards in maintenance of pianos.
  • Knowledge regarding the effects of humidity and seasonal changes on pianos.

 


 

Classified Title: Piano Technician  
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CF  
Starting Salary Range: Min $22.50 - Max $75.00 HRLY ($75.00 HRLY targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: variable schedule up to 987 hours per year 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Peabody Institute 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ensemble Operations  
Personnel area: Peabody 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

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Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

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