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 I-80 south to Effingham.

The heart of our business is band & orchestra; The Music Shoppe works with over 400 schools across Illinois. We also carry guitars, drums, sound equipment, pianos, print music, and more. Additionally, we have the area's largest repair department and lesson studios. We truly are a one-stop shoppe for any musician.

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


Open Positions


Full-Time Sales Associate/Guitar Specialist -- Champaign, IL


  • Degree in music or equivalent professional experience with focus on guitar
  • At least one year experience in sales/customer service.
  • Competency with basic computer skills. We will train you on our industry-specific sales software, but familiarity with Gmail, Word, and Excel is required.

Qualities we look for:

  • Detailed knowledge of guitars and guitar accessories. If you consider yourself a gearhead, this is a job for you!
  • Broad knowledge of music and musical instruments
  • Good listening skills and sincere desire to help people
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively
  • Demonstrate eagerness to learn


  • Listen to the needs of the customer, and make recommendations based on your expertise.
  • Guide families through our instrument rental programs, from explaining the features to filling out the paperwork.
  • Evaluate new merchandise.
  • Maintain product displays by restocking, dusting, & organizing; and polishing, tuning, or oiling instruments.


  • Full time – 40 hours per week.
  • Health insurance
  • Optional vision & dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Employee discount on gear
  • Pay is an hourly rate based on experience plus commission on sales.

To apply: Resumes and cover letters may be submitted in-store, or you can email a PDF to christopher @