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Piano Tuner

Location: Philadelphia, PA and suburbs
Experience: 1-2 years minimum
Pay: Part-time, 50% commission on tuning and repairs

Philatuner Piano Works seeks a skilled piano tuner to travel to customers' homes in the Philadelphia area to perform tunings, pitch corrections, and basic repairs. This position is part-time and involves 1-3 days of work each week, with 4-12 in-home appointments.

As a company, our aim is to help piano owners find connection and meaning in music through expert, detail-oriented work on the instruments they've entrusted to our care. We believe in pushing ourselves to continually improve our skills, and take pride in practicing the craft of piano restoration at the highest level.

Located in the historic Bok building in South Philadelphia, working at Philatuner affords the opportunity to become part of a thriving community of makers and creatives making their home in a repurposed Art Deco former vocational high school. Our neighbors include woodworkers, luthiers, bakers, photographers, sheet music retailers, and even an art school. On-site amenities include a coffee shop, two restaurants, community roof deck access, abundant natural light, regular happy hours + mixers, and more.

In-home piano service responsibilities include:

  • Traveling to and from customers' homes in the Philadelphia area
  • Tuning pianos
  • Performing pitch corrections
  • Performing basic repairs such as replacing broken strings and fixing sticky keys

The ideal candidate will posess a strong foundation in aural tuning and basic repairs, will demonstrate a history of punctuality and reliability, and will posess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in piano tuning
  • Experience in basic piano repairs
  • Independent work ethic
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills in writing, over the phone, and in person

To apply, send resumé with cover letter attached to tom@philatuner.com. Only applicants with a full resumé and cover letter will be considered. No phone calls, please.