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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Sales Associate

Full-Time | Springfield, IL


  • Maintain the guitar department by restocking, cleaning, organizing, and performing routine upkeep on instruments.
  • Evaluate new merchandise.
  • 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.


  • Degree in music or equivalent professional experience
  • Previous experience in sales or customer service.
  • Basic computer skills. We will train you on our industry-specific sales software, but familiarity with email, Word, and Excel is required.

Qualities we look for:

  • Broad knowledge of music and musical instruments
  • Good listening skills and sincere desire to help people
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively
  • Showing an eagerness to learn


  • Full time – 40 hours per week
  • Health insurance
  • Optional vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • SIMPLE IRA w/ employer matching
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Employee discount on gear

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to our Springfield store manager, Doug Antonacci: doug (at) themusicshoppe (dot) com

Questions? Let us know!

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