As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence.
The Piano Technician will offer expertise and knowledge to assess a piano’s condition and employ proper techniques to achieve the most accurate pitch, tone and operation. This position will join a team of professional piano technicians and report to the Assistant Professor of Music and Academic Programs, Director of Piano Technology.
Tuning, repair, and restoration of pianos including keyboards and actions
Perform tuning, repair and restoration in many locations throughout the University including practice rooms, classrooms, teaching studios and performance venues
Must provide stable tunings in these high-demand, high-use environments
Technical duties are commensurate with skill
High School Diploma with technical training from a recognized school of piano technology or college graduate with courses in piano technology
2 - 5 years of concert tuning experience highly disirable
Must be an aural tuner; able to apply advanced temperament checks and techniques
Ability to work nights and weekends
Experience working with diverse communities and cultures
Must be able to work independently in a high demand, high use environment
Experience working in an institutional setting, such as a school, conservatory or piano house
General music background desirable
Bachelor of Music highly desirable
Experience with and knowledge of the methodologies and design of Steinway pianos is highly sought
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.