The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam is accepting on-line applications for a full-time Senior Piano Technician. Responsibilities include care for stringed keyboard instrument inventory of over 150 pianos and a select number of historical keyboard instruments; concert preparation of artist caliber for visiting artists and faculty; supervision of the moving and relocating of pianos, in collaboration with the facilities manager; tuning, regulating, and rebuilding of instruments; supervision of contractual assistants; and other duties assigned according to experience, expertise and/or departmental needs. The Crane School of Music is an All-Steinway School. The budget title is Instructional Support Technician and is an SL-3 position. Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kathryn Sherman, email@example.com. To apply, please visit our employment website at https://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/4644. This position is open until filled.
Required qualifications include high school diploma; proven record of artist caliber piano maintenance, regulation, and preparation; and ability to collaborate successfully with professional colleagues. The position may require some evening and weekend work and requires the ability to undertake physical tasks (such as lifting, bending, stooping, and reaching) to complete instrument setup, movement of equipment and supplies, and other tasks. Selected candidate will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues. Preferred qualifications include Registered Piano Technician Certification through the Piano Technicians Guild; bachelor’s degree; five years’ experience as a technician; strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to develop and implement a short- and long-term maintenance plan that involves repairs, rebuilding or replacement of instruments, piano supplies, and the supervision of contractual assistants.
Additional Salary Information: SL-3
Internal Number: U-00462
About SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music
Secluded among the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by stunning natural beauty, you’ll find a college that gives new meaning to the phrase “off the beaten path.” Thanks in part to our out-of-the-way location, SUNY Potsdam has evolved over its 200-plus year history into something you might not expect. Here, you’ll find a surprisingly sophisticated, richly eclectic, and creative college experience rooted in intellectual freedom and personal development. Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is SUNY’s only All-Steinway institution and is one of only ten Yamaha Institution of Excellence programs nationally. The Crane School of Music offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs with a strong emphasis on performance and practice, in a tight-knit atmosphere. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll benefit from working closely with our distinguished faculty artists, teachers and scholars. To learn more about SUNY Potsdam, please visit us at https://www.potsdam.edu.