As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe.
The more than 1,600 students who study at the Jacobs School of Music benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory combined with the broad academic offerings of a major university.
The essence of a great music school is its faculty, and the more than 180 full-time faculty members in residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music include performers, scholars, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top musicians and scholars come to the school each year to give master classes and guest lectures or to serve as visiting artistic directors, conductors, and faculty.
The breadth and number of performance opportunities are unparalleled in college music study, with the school offering more than 1,100 performances a year, including up to seven fully staged operas. The school's facilities, including five buildings located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus, comprise outstanding recital halls, more than 170 practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, and more than 100 offices and studios. The grandest facility is the Musical Arts Center, which features technical capabilities that are among the best in the nation.
Tunes, voices, inspects, repairs, and rebuilds pianos to achieve the highest possible level of musical performance using specialized tools and instruments and in accordance with professional standards and procedures often conferring with faculty about the individual needs of the piano. Performs regularly scheduled tuning rotation services and special requests as assigned for faculty studio, classroom, practice, and performance pianos.
Creates and maintains an individualized service rotation schedule based upon the needs of the instruments, the faculty, and the students, fulfilling special requests as needed.
Assists with moving pianos and administrative duties as appropriate or as needed. May serve as backup technician to the piano and harpsichord technician and tune, voice, inspect, repair, and rebuild harpsichords and forte pianos as needed.
Supervises the Piano Shop employees and oversees Piano Shop activities. Evaluates the School's needs and service requests and assigns work to staff technicians; supervises, monitors, and evaluates work and performance; advises the JSoM administrators and Piano chair regarding instrument status and/or needs of the department; approves timesheets, tracks attendance; oversees instrument moves; assists with instrument acquisitions. Reports to Director of Piano Technology.
High school diploma or GED, two years post-high school training in music repair technology and one year of piano tuning experience.
Self-directed and organized. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to tune harpsichords and forte pianos. Knowledge of tools and instruments such as tuning hammers, regulating tools, and hand tools.
Three plus years of piano tuning experience. Shop supervisory experience. Registered Piano Technician certification from the Piano Technicians Guild.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
The pianos are in many locations within the School and campus. The candidate will be required to walk, sit, stand, bend, climb, stoop, and kneel. Good hearing, mechanical aptitude, and manual dexterity. Must be able to move pianos.
Salary Plan: SS
Salary Grade: 0I
Department: JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC (BL-MUS-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 77228
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.