Start a Career with The Music Shoppe

The Music Shoppe is looking for highly motivated individuals to help the business grow. Started in 1961, The Music Shoppe served the needs of Bloomington-Normal’s music community. Today, we have three locations in Normal, Champaign, and Springfield, and our community stretches from I80 south to Effingham.

The heart of our business is band & orchestra; The Music Shoppe works with several hundred school districts throughout Illinois. We also have a thriving Pro-Sound Center which offers guitars, drums, sound equipment, pianos and more. Additionally, we have the area’s largest sheet music department, instrument repair, and lesson studios. We are truly a one-stop shoppe for any musician.

The Music Shoppe has become the area’s first choice for all-things-music due to its exceptional staff. As we look to continue and expand upon the quality of our service, The Music Shoppe is seeking talented, self-motivated individuals.

Positions Available

Administrative Assistant | Normal | Full-time

As part of a team, an office administrator is responsible for maintaining current instrument rental agreements for our three locations, providing customer support via phone and email, and assisting with organizational needs. At the end of the day, your role in the business is ensuring that students have access to the best instruments to start their musical journey.

Responsibilities:

  • Communication with customers regarding their accounts and finding empathetic solutions to meet the needs of the customer and the company.
  • Maintain organization, computer records, inventory, and custom calculation of contracts.
  • Answering, responding to, or directing customer phone calls with the goal of providing outstanding service.

Qualities:

  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and focus in a “lively” environment- we’re musicians, after all!
  • Confidence with phones, email, and learning new software.

Qualifications:

  • Music or business degree.
  • At least 1 year of customer service experience.
  • Excellent computer skills. We use Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and POS software on a daily basis.

Benefits:

  • Full time – Must be available evenings and Saturdays
  • Great health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • SIMPLE IRA
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Life insurance

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, and references.

Customer service | Springfield | Full-time

We’re looking for a musician with a background in school band or orchestra to assist customers in a retail setting. Associates will also serve as a point of contact for area schools and music programs.

Applicants should be able to answer a resounding “YES!” to the following questions:
Do you love music?
Are you excited to see students start band or orchestra?
Are you willing to learn about new products?
Are you a great communicator?
Do you have a working knowledge of computers?

If that sounds like you, then send your resume in using the form below. The position starts part-time with a flexible number of hours, and it may grow into a full-time position with benefits.

Studio Teachers  |  All locations

Normal, IL location: French Horn, Double Bass
Champaign, IL location: Orchestral strings, guitar, and percussion
Springfield, IL location: All instruments

Responsibilities:

  • Create individualized lesson plans for a wide range of students
  • Professionally maintain a weekly lesson schedule

Qualifications:

  • Some college training or professional background on your instrument
  • Private teaching experience preferred
  • Strong verbal communication and time management skills
  • Must be able to pass background check

Benefits:

  • Set your own schedule, rate, and lesson structure
  • Teacher discount on gear
  • Have your studio promoted in-store

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