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Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2214
Department Music
School/Parent Organization Provost and Academic Affairs Parent Org
Division Provost and Academic Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular
Anticipated start date 02/12/2018
If temporary, expected end date
Hours per week 37.5
Weeks Per Year 52.2
Normal Start Time 8:30 AM
Normal End Time 5:00 PM
Position/Job Summary

Oversee the maintenance and repair of the musical instrument collection within the School of Music including all woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments (approximately 1000 instruments total). Manage the collection to determine appropriate instruments for secondary instruction in music education and specialty instruments for ensembles. Manage the instrumental repair shop including student workers, lockers and keys, check-out system for all instruments, and parts inventory. Work with staff and administration to help the School of Music further its goals and mission.

Position/Job Responsibilities

1. Maintain in proper repair all woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments in the School of Music; perform routine maintenance of all school-owned instruments; maintain records and files and prepare reports each academic calendar block regarding the same.

2. Manage the inventory and records of all woodwind, string, brass and percussion instruments, instrument storage cabinets, and video equipment, and other miscellaneous music equipment.

3. Maintain the inventory of parts and supplies; order new parts when necessary; make recommendations to faculty concerning purchase of new and replacement parts, tools and instruments. Prepare related annual operating and capital budget requests.

4. Oversee the maintenance and repair of other non-musical instruments such as video cameras and other video equipment.

5. Consult with Associate Dean regarding major repair needs and Instrumental Repair Shop needs.

6. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

7. Manage the day-to-day needs of the Instrumental Repair Shop and student workers including issuance of all student lockers and locks, issuance and collection of instruments, the check out system

8. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationship with faculty, students, vendors, and others associated with the School of Music in regard to school-owned instruments.

10. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.

11. Assist in ensuring security of instruments and equipment.

13. Teach instrument repair courses and independent studies each academic year.

14. Maintain membership in professional repair organizations, and participate in related activities in consultation with the Associate Dean.

Position/Job Qualifications

Associate’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of full-time experience in instrument repair or the equivalent combination of education and experience; extensive knowledge of woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments (especially woodwinds); experience maintaining a large collection of instruments and overseeing student workers; attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, knowledge of basic computer programs (for tracking and communication); strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; ability to carry instruments and equipment up to 30 lbs; experience in an academic setting preferred; knowledge of or experience with computer and/or electronic instruments preferred.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
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College Description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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Market Hiring Range $24.00 to $27.00
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List

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