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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Careers - Normal, IL

Orchestral String Luthier

The Music Shoppe, a NAMM Top 100 dealer and long-standing member of NASMD, is seeking an experienced orchestral string luthier for the Normal, Illinois location. Serving downstate Illinois since 1961, The Music Shoppe has a history of excellent repair service and support for orchestral string musicians.

The home of Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington-Normal is a vibrant source of repair business with 2 outstanding Schools of Music, numerous professional players and teachers, and orchestral programs in all public and some private schools. The community is diverse and arts supportive; large enough to offer many amenities, and about 2 hours from Chicago or St. Louis for broader offerings in the arts.

The Music Shoppe offers a generous benefits program and exceptional support of our technicians. We’d love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have! Please address resumes, cover letters, and questions to monica @ the music shoppe (dot) com.

Careers - Champaign, IL

Store Manager

The Music Shoppe is searching for a dynamic and results-oriented Store Manager to oversee all aspects of our Champaign location. As a key member of our management team, you'll be responsible for driving sales, building a strong team culture, and ensuring exceptional customer service.


  • Lead and develop a high-performing team by providing coaching, training, and performance feedback.
  • Cultivate a positive and professional work environment that fosters customer satisfaction.
  • Oversee daily operations to ensure smooth workflow and adherence to company policies.
  • Manage inventory effectively, including maintaining stock levels and making recommendations for new products to meet the needs of the customer.
  • Assist the marketing department in development and implementation marketing efforts
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers and community partners.
  • Represent The Music Shoppe with a high level of professionalism and integrity.


  • 3+ years of retail experience, with management experience preferred.
  • Background in music strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead a team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in computer software commonly used in retail environments.
  • Experience with Google Workspace and AIM Point of Sale preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and occasional overtime.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development.
  • Be part of a passionate and supportive team.

If you're a results-oriented leader with a passion for music and customer service, we encourage you to apply! Please send your resume to careers @ the music shoppe (dot) com


Lesson Studio Teachers

We are currently searching for teachers for the following instruments in our Champaign lesson studios:

  • Low Brass (Trombone & Euphonium)
  • Guitar
  • Flute

Studio teachers are required to pass a background check and maintain a weekly student schedule with a high degree of professionality. Teachers are hired as independent contractors, and as a result have the freedom to design their own lesson program, set their own rates, and maintain their own schedule. 

If you have experience teaching one or more of these instruments, please send your resume to our Champaign Lesson Studio Administrator, Dustin Norder at dustin @ the music shoppe (dot) com.


Careers - Springfield, IL

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