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Piano Technician, UMKC Conservatory, 35992

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Arts and Museum Administration
Job Description

UMKC Conservatory is looking for an experienced Piano Technician to join our team! In this role, you will provide full supervision over the entire piano and harpsichord inventory of the Conservatory. This position is also responsible for recommending the purchase of new equipment and assisting with maintaining the university musical instrument data base.

Duties include:
  • Maintaining the piano inventory of 120+ pianos including tuning, voicing, repairing, action regulation, and refurbishing as needed.  The Conservatory has a large piano shop space that can be used for piano action rebuilding, piano repairs, and belly work.
  • Maintaining relationships with local area piano technicians and recruiting, facilitating, and supervising contracted piano technicians to assist with tuning and shop work.
Occasionally, the piano technician is asked to evaluate pianos that are being considered for donation or purchase. 

This position will report to the Associate Dean of Performance/Facility Operations and will serve as a member of the Conservatory's production team, which meets weekly.


Full time hours at 40/hr week. The hours are non-traditional with some work being required on the weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5-10 years of experience tuning and maintaining pianos.
  • RPT (Registered Piano Technician) certification.
Anticipated Hiring Range

$25.00-$31.00 per hour commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity. 

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds-a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city's rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City's biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC's campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.  

UMKC is proud to be "Kansas City's university," and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.
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