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

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Careers - Normal, IL

Warehouse Assistant | Full-Time

Warehouse Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Receive inventory shipments from freights and delivery vans
  • Inspect incoming inventory for damages and order accuracy
  • Maintain warehouse organization & cleanliness
  • Pick customer orders and prepare for delivery
  • Perform basic instrument setups on incoming gear
  • Drive a company van for inventory transfers between stores (same-day trips, approx. 225 miles)
  • Assist with occasional home deliveries
  • Other duties as assigned by the warehouse manager


  • Previous experience with musical instruments
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs repetitively
  • Ability to work on your feet for the duration of the shift & climb stairs frequently
  • Ability to work in a semi-climate controlled environment
  • Basic computer skills. We will train you on our industry-specific inventory software, but a working knowledge of email and Microsoft Office is required.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a background check

Qualities we look for:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Dependable and on-time
  • Works well independently


  • 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

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Careers - Champaign, IL

Lesson Studio Teachers

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

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Violin

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

Sales Associate | Part-Time to Full-Time


  • Provide a premium customer service experience for every customer encounter
  • Develop customer relationships and loyalty through knowledgeable sales presentations
  • Maintain product knowledge through online and in-store training sessions
  • Guide families through our instrument rental programs, from explaining the features to filling out the paperwork.
  • Must be able to play at least one musical instrument to a reasonable standard in order to demo products.
  • Opening and closing store, counting down registers and maintaining a clean showroom
  • Maintain product displays by restocking, cleaning, organizing, and performing routine upkeep on instruments.
  • Respond to customer inquiries via phone, text, and email in a timely manner.
  • Occasionally lift & move products and packages weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Required: Minimum of 2 years experience in sales or customer service.
  • Required: Minimum of 2 years formal education in instrumental music and performance.
  • 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.
  • The ability to work flexibly as part of a team or independently.
  • Well organized and a self-starter.
  • A sincere desire to help customers and comfortably interact with them.
  • The ability to communicate accurately and listen effectively.
  • Must be able to listen and speak clearly on the telephone.
  • Highly Dependable Eager to learn

Benefits: Part time (24 to 29 hours per week) to begin, moving to full time in August.

  • Employee discount on gear

Benefits that begin after transitioning to full-time:

  • Health insurance w/ employer paid portion of individual and family premiums
  • Optional vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • Six paid holidays off
  • SIMPLE IRA w/employer matching
  • Medical Reimbursement
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