Full-time experienced luthiers needed to join our Rental Workshop
in Waltham, MA. Work will include setup
and repair of violins, violas, and cellos in the rental fleet. Bass work may also be available for qualified
In business since 1976, Johnson String Instrument
is a large family-owned company that provides high-quality instruments to musicians
of all levels. We believe that every
student deserves the right start when beginning their musical journey. From a properly planed fingerboard to the expert
fit of a bridge and precise soundpost placement, our luthiers are committed to
quality in every detail of our setups for even our most basic level instruments. All rental instruments go through a rigorous multi-step
quality control process which includes a play-check and tonal adjustment to be
sure all of our instruments are both easy to play, and sound their best.
Located just west of Boston, a cultural hotspot
booming with gifted musicians of all styles, Johnson String Instrument offers some
of the most exceptional services in the country. In addition to our highly-regarded rental
program and teacher services, we offer a world-class restoration shop, and an extensive
sales collection. Our staff is
passionate, talented, and committed to teamwork.
Applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience
working in a repair workshop, and be proficient in all basic to intermediate level
repair work (carving bridges, adjusting soundposts, fitting and bushing pegs,
crack and edge repair, and solid touch-up skills). Recent graduates from a known violin making
school may be considered if proficient in basic level repair and setup work. Strong attention to detail, excellent
communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team are essential!
hours per week, Monday-Friday, daytime (daily work schedule is flexible).
This position offers a comprehensive benefits
package that includes health and dental insurance, matching 401(k), long-term disability
insurance, paid time off, and vacation accruals. Voluntary (employee-paid) benefits are also
for high level training in our restoration workshop will be available as part
of this position.
Salary $18-$20/hr (commensurate with experience and
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Emily Letourneau, Director of Rental Operations