Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Feb 5 2019 Job Description:
Budget Title: Instructional Support Technician (SL-3)
Salary: $35,442 (75% FTE)
Essential Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
Provides tuning, maintenance, repair and minor rebuilding services for all keyboard instruments considered as inventory within the Department of Music
Performs limited tuning and maintenance of harpsichords
Monitors the serviceability of all pianos, harpsichords, and related keyboard instruments in the Department of Music
Develops schedules for tuning and general maintenance as required and updates maintenance records as needed
Participates as a member of the Department of Music administrative team, attends weekly meetings to discuss upcoming activities
Communicates consistently with piano faculty on issues and/or concerts
Prepares concert hall pianos for productions and performances
Coordinates piano moves
Tunes and maintains non-Department of Music pianos affiliated with Binghamton University (student union and downtown center)
Consults with Department of Music administration to plan for the long-term care and/or replacement of keyboard instruments as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of technical materials, equipment, and facilities
Ability to tune and regulate a piano to meet the tonal qualities of various pianists
Working knowledge of standard piano tuning and repair equipment
Knowledge regarding the effects of humidity and seasonal changes on pianos
A strong commitment to safety
Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including, but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures
Education and Experience:
The equivalent of two to four years of experience in tuning and repairing pianos, harpsichords, and related instruments, as well as two to four years of experience in overhauling and rebuilding pianos
A Steinway trained and professional-level skill set in tuning, voicing, regulating, repairing high quality, heavily played pianos is preferred
The ability to tune by ear is preferred
Experience in installing new action parts (especially hammers), restringing pianos, installing and adjusting damper felts, and replacing key bushings is required
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment in sometimes confined spaces
Moderate physical activity is required
Requires heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 40 pounds
The work requires upper-body strength, and can be fatiguing for back, arms, and hands
The work environment involves occasional use of solvents (acetone, lacquer) which require following basic safety precautions and wearing safety equipment
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.
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Internal Number: 106996
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