Banff Centre Assistant Piano Technician

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$30.75–$32.29 an hour - Full-time
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff, AB
$30.75–$32.29 an hour

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$30.75–$32.29 an hour
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Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed

Banff, AB

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Assistant Piano Technician
There is a preferred candidate identified for this position.

This is a term position from June 16 - August 31, 2024

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity
We're looking for an Assistant Piano Technician to assist the Head Piano Technician in implementing general long-range and detailed short-range maintenance plans for the campus instruments. Work will also include assisting with shop maintenance and with the maintenance of record-keeping regarding instruments, work hours, and piano shop inventory, the overall operation of all piano tuning and maintenance of campus instruments, and participating in educational activities related to the piano technical field.

Roles and Responsibilities
Help to schedule and carry out all campus tunings and minor repairs, participate in major rebuilding projects, maintain a current inventory of each piano’s location and condition and help develop shop and tuning schedules.
Contribute to the maintenance, development, and safe day-to-day technical operation of the piano shop, related equipment and inventories.
Help maintain piano shop equipment, machinery and premises in top running order, and ensure a safe and healthy working environment.
Assist with the supervision and coaching of technical work-studies and technical residency participants.
Maximize effectiveness in the technical aspects of the job by staying current, informed, and connected with developments in the field and with colleagues.
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
At least 10 years of recognized professional experience in the piano technology field, including experience with post-secondary institutions, concert halls, and recording studios

At least 5 years' experience teaching and coaching in the piano technology field

A proven track record of success in piano tuning and maintenance

Able to work at a high level of professionalism with a wide variety of artists on a wide variety of instruments

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Self-directed with strong organizational skills

Special Requirements
Due to the nature of the job, this position requires the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule, and weekends.
Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probationary period.
This position pays between $30.75 and $32.29 per hour working up to 40 hours per week on a regular schedule.
This is a term position from June 16 - August 31, 2024
Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
Transitional staff housing options (based on availability)
Professional development
Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff. (Fitness centre, pool and climbing wall!)
Free or reduced admission to selected Banff Centre performance and events.
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the Assistant Piano Technician position until 11:59 pm on April 16, 2024
Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record prior to extension of a final employment offer.
Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
Commitment to Diversity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Guided by our values, Banff Centre is rooted in Alberta with provincial, national and global impact. Our strength arises from inclusion; the diversity of people, ideas, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds in our work and team. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply.

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