Manager and Technician, Keyboard Instruments University of Toronto Canada

Manager and Technician, Keyboard Instruments

Job Number: 1805359

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Music

Department: Faculty of Music

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)


Working under the general supervision of Assistant Dean, Operations, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating and maintaining keyboard instruments owned by the Faulty of Music. This includes 150 acoustic pianos, as well as several harpsichords, organs, digital keyboards and historic instruments. Special attention is given to the heavy concert/recital schedule during the school year, which runs seven days a week.


Responsibilities include the following: (1) Maintaining Instruments: Performing tuning, regulation, and repair of pianos and harpsichords; executing larger maintenance and repair projects, such as re-stringing and hammer replacement; meeting with musicians to discuss performance needs; preparing instruments for performances, including coordinating moves. (2) Managing Instrument Inventory: Managing, scheduling and budgeting for maintenance of instrument inventory; negotiating new instrument purchases; selling existing instruments to help pay for new acquisitions; and arranging appraisal of donated instruments. (3) Supervision: Coordinating the work of contracted technicians and work-study students.




Ontario College Diploma in Piano Technology or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor of Music is preferred.


Eight (8) years of related experience, including experience tuning, repairing and maintaining extensively played grand, concert grand, and upright pianos for rehearsal and performance use. Experience working with an instrument manufacturer is an asset. Knowledge of and experience with historical instruments is desirable, as is knowledge related to modern music production and performance.


Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent mechanical and wood working skills; strong decision-making and problem-solving skills; proven planning, coordination, and time management skills; and good computer skills.


Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and patience; initiative and flexibility; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends, as well as over-time. Ability to move weight of more than 25 kilograms.

Travel: None

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 11 -- $63,448 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81,138. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Arts & Culture

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2019

Job Closing: Jan 22, 2019, 12:59:00 PM

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