The Piano Technician I is responsible for the implementation and delivery of specialized acoustic piano and keyboard services for the entire college community.
Essential Functions/Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for executing the maintenance of piano and keyboard technological services that effectively meet the college's needs.
Responsible for consulting with college faculty, staff, and students on troubleshooting issues with college pianos and digital keyboards, and recommending the most suitable solutions.
Provides specialized piano repair services including but not limited to: tuning, voicing, regulation, repairs, piano action refurbishing, preventative maintenance, and other duties as seen fit.
Maintains a schedule of work, including nights and weekends as needed, to meet completion dates and technical specifications of college acoustic and digital pianos.
Exercises autonomous judgment with respect to his/her acoustical/technical skills and knowledge as well as daily decision-making strategies.
Responsible for maintaining an accurate and up to date database of their daily work.
Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency with piano tuning, service and repair.
Demonstrated knowledge of administrative software.
Strong interpersonal skills to understand the broad range of needs and various requirements for delivering excellent customer service.
The ability to work independently and under pressure to meet necessary deadlines.
2-4 years of Full-time piano technical experience.
Piano Technicians Guild RPT level preferred.
Factory Steinway training, Piano Technician's Guild or Yamaha training preferred.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Internal Number: R0000121
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.