ABOUT US

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is situated in a research-intensive university, a community that enables students to grow artistically and academically. Our students are among 600 of the brightest and most talented young artist-scholars who come to study in one of the many undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Faculty. Along with the faculty and staff, all are committed to excellence in creative and scholarly work.


THE ROLE

The Senior Piano Technician Manager oversees the administration of the Don Wright Faculty of Musicís keyboard shop and is responsible for the tuning and maintenance of the Facultyís inventory of acoustic pianos, digital keyboards, early music keyboards and organ. The Senior Piano Technician Manager will also develop business relationships with key industry representatives, monitoring emerging technologies and provide guidance to the Deanís office with respect to short- and long-term management of the Facultyís piano/keyboard inventory.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
- Graduate of an accredited Piano Technician Program
- Masterís Degree in Music preferred

Experience:
- Five years of experience tuning, regulating and rebuilding of stringed keyboard instruments to the highest artistic standards
- Experience providing leadership, management, and supervision of successful teams and facilitating change management
- Experience negotiating with vendors and developing business relationships preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of the music industry
- Possess strong business acumen with an ability to work effectively strategically, tactically, and operationally
- Expert technical knowledge of acoustic pianos, digital keyboards, early music keyboards and their use for teaching and performance
- In-depth knowledge of the piano and keyboard industry
- Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to complete detailed reports, as well as confidence dealing with all levels of an organization
- Advanced ability to lead business discussions and train others
- Ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments in the industry
- Strong client focus and a desire to achieve results is essential
- General understanding of financial statements
- Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the Facultyís events and activities
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to growth and change
- Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for high quality
- Ability to establish and build healthy working relations and partnerships with vendors, clients, peers and external stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and set appropriate priorities in a fast-paced setting
- Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems


WESTERN VALUES DIVERSITY

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit an online application through the Working at Western website (Job ID # 26858):
https://recruit.uwo.ca/psc/hrprdwebE...icant&SiteId=1

Additional information and support regarding the application process can be found here:
https://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html

Application Deadline Date: July 6, 2022

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.


PLEASE NOTE

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.