Careers at 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 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. 

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Normal, IL

Champaign, IL

Springfield, IL


Careers - Normal, IL

Retail Sales Associate | Full-Time

The Music Shoppe is seeking a fast learning, motivated, and hardworking individual to join our retail sales team in Normal, IL.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 for quality. (If you don't like it, we won't sell it!)
  • Seek out new merchandise by following industry news and trends.
  • Maintain product displays by restocking, cleaning, organizing, and performing routine upkeep on instruments.
  • Respond to customer inquiries via phone, text, and email.
  • Occasionally staff outside events at schools or conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Previous experience in sales or customer service.
  • Required: Formal background in instrumental music.
  • Required: Basic computer skills, including email and word processing.
  • Preferred: Degree in music or equivalent professional experience.
  • Preferred: Proficiency with any or all of the following software: AIM Point of Sale, Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Sheets), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Podium. 

Qualities we look for:

  • A broad understanding of music and musical instruments.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Sincere desire to help people.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively.
  • Eagerness to learn.

Benefits:

  • Full-Time (40 hours/week)
  • Paid holidays off, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and others.
  • Health Insurance
  • Optional vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • SIMPLE IRA with employer matching
  • Medical reimbursement
  • Employee discount on gear

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to normal.careers @ the music shoppe .com

  


Careers - Champaign, IL

Retail Sales Associate

The Music Shoppe is seeking a fast learning, motivated, and hardworking individual to join our retail sales team in Champaign, IL.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 for quality. (If you don't like it, we won't sell it!)
  • Seek out new merchandise by following industry news and trends.
  • Maintain product displays by restocking, cleaning, organizing, and performing routine upkeep on instruments.
  • Respond to customer inquiries via phone, text, and email.
  • Occasionally staff outside events at schools or conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Previous experience in sales or customer service.
  • Required: Formal background in instrumental music.
  • Required: Basic computer skills, including email and word processing.
  • Preferred: Degree in music or equivalent professional experience.
  • Preferred: Proficiency with any or all of the following software: AIM Point of Sale, Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Sheets), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Podium. 

Qualities we look for:

  • A broad understanding of music and musical instruments.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Sincere desire to help people.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively.
  • Eagerness to learn.

Benefits:

  • Full Time - 40 hours/week
  • Paid holidays off, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and others.
  • Health Insurance
  • Optional vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • SIMPLE IRA with employer matching
  • Medical reimbursement
  • Employee discount on gear

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to champaign.careers @ the music shoppe .com. 


Careers - Springfield, IL

Educational Sales Representative/Retail Sales Associate

The Music Shoppe is seeking a fast learning, motivated, and hardworking individual to join our retail sales team in Springfield, IL.

Responsibilities:

  • Travel locally and within a 100 mile radius of Springfield daily. 
  • Work the the retail team in the store daily.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with area band directors.
  • 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.
  • Attend regular training sessions to keep abreast of new products and trends.
  • Maintain product displays by restocking, cleaning, organizing, and performing routine upkeep on instruments.
  • Respond to customer/director inquiries via phone, text, and email.
  • Staff outside events at schools or conferences on weekends and evenings.
  • Drive pre-planned routes leaving from the store and returning to the store in a company vehicle.
  • Design recruitment strategies and events with band directors.
  • Lift 50+lbs repeatedly on occasion.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Previous experience in sales or customer service.
  • Required: Formal background in instrumental music.
  • Required: Basic computer skills, including email and word processing.
  • Required: Positive driving background check.
  • Preferred: Degree in music or equivalent professional experience.
  • Preferred: Proficiency with any or all of the following software: AIM Point of Sale, Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Sheets), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Podium. 

Qualities we look for:

  • A broad understanding of music and musical instruments.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Sincere desire to help people.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively.
  • Eagerness to learn.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Self starter.
  • Detail oriented.

Benefits:

  • Full Time - 40 hours/week
  • Paid holidays off, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and others.
  • Health Insurance
  • Optional vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • SIMPLE IRA with employer matching
  • Medical reimbursement
  • Employee discount on gear

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to springfield.careers @ the music shoppe .com. 

 


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