The University of Southern California ( USC ), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown LA and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC , you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family”, which is comprised of faculty, students and staff that make the University what it is.
USC’s Thornton School of Music is seeking an Assistant Piano Technician to join its team.
The Assistant Piano Technician will be responsible for the instruments located in Thornton’s practice facility and main campus. Expectations for the maintenance of the instruments include frequent tunings as well as the handling of emergency repairs and the application of strategic preventative maintenance measures. The Assistant Piano Technician will take technical and artistic guidance from the Senior Piano Technician.
*Education and/or experience in aural tuning and basic piano maintenance required.
*Education and/or experience in aural tuning and basic harpsichord maintenance is required.
*Basic understanding and an interest in continuing education for more complex work including voicing, regulation, and parts replacement
*Experience with Steinways, Yamahas, and Bostons preferred.
*Experience with sales and customer service highly desirable.
*Experience using written communication tools such as email to communicate about complex and specific issues related to piano maintenance with clients.
Work hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (additional work hours occasionally required).
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a rigorous music education in a real-world context. We offer a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding and innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment.
High school or equivalent
Minimum Field of Expertise
Specialized experience in piano technology.
Supervises - Nature of Work
Preferred Field of Expertise
Expert at the college or university level supporting technical needs of faculty and students. Membership in Piano Technicians Guild at the Registered Tuner-Technician level.