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

Shipping & Receiving | Normal | Full-time

  • Receive inventory on a daily basis.
  • Update our sales system with corrected inventory cost
  • Package orders for a variety of shipping methods
  • Maintain and organize the warehouse
  • Assist with deliveries of large instruments to residential and business locations.
  • Working knowledge of musical instruments
  • Highly proficient computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift 50lbs on a regular basis.
  • Previous warehouse experience recommended
  • Full time, 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Great health insurance
  • SIMPLE IRA with employer matching
  • Vacation and sick paid time off

Contract Coordinator | Normal | Full-time

With support from the business team, the contract coordinator is responsible for maintaining all current instrument rentals. They provide potential and current customers with information regarding their instruments and rental options, and monitor rental returns/exchanges, missed payments, and any contract changes.

The contract coordinator will also participate in the administrative activities of the business, including taking incoming calls, mailing, filing, some sales, and special projects as they come.


  • With intense focus on customer service, communicate with customers regarding accounts
  • Provide renters with information on their contracts and work to find solutions based on their needs
  • Maintain customer contracts and information
  • Oversee organization and efficient handling of customer contracts
  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Handling instruments as needed
  • Working with the company’s software system
  • Other duties as they arise


  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and focus in a lively and/or hectic environment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in close proximity to other staff members
  • Flexibility within work schedule.
  • Personality is a plus in the music industry!


  • 4 year music degree or equivalent experience
  • No less than 1 year of customer service experience
  • Proficient computer skills


  • Full time (hourly). Work schedule includes evenings and some Saturdays.
  • Health and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation/sick/personal time
  • Flexible work environment


Customer service | Springfield | Part-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


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


  • 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


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

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