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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 05-16-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Music Department at UC Santa Cruz offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Music (B.M.). The B.A. degree offers a uniquely diverse curriculum, with the option of completing a concentration in either Contemporary Practices, Global Musics, or Western Art Music. The department also offers a masters program and two doctoral programs. There are 12 senate faculty, 45+ lecturers, and 80-100 curricular performances/events annually
Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the Piano Technician utilizes advanced professional skills and technical knowledge to provide tuning, inspection, repair, and maintenance services for the UC Santa Cruz Music Department's pianos, harpsichords, fortepianos, clavichords, virginals, and other early keyboard instruments, working directly with guest performers as needed.
Budgeted Salary: $32.66 - $35.05 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 50%, 20 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri and weekends (varies)
Shift Includes: Day, Evenings (varies)
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: TX - Technical
Job Code Classification: 008773 (PIANO TCHN)
Travel: Never or Rarely
80% - Piano Tuning
Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the keyboard technician utilizes advanced professional skills and technical knowledge to provide tuning, inspection, repair, and maintenance services for the UC Santa Cruz Music Department's pianos.
10% - Concert Tuning
Tune, voice, and regulate concert grand pianos to the exact tonal qualities and touch desired by faculty and guest performers. Work directly with guest performers as needed.
10% - Early Keyboard Tuning
Provide tuning, inspection, repair, and maintenance for the department's harpsichords, fortepianos, clavichords, virginals, and other early keyboard instruments in various tuning systems and temperaments on a regular, scheduled basis in consultation with the Music Technical Director.
Significant experience tuning a variety of pianos, including uprights, practice and concert grand pianos.
Substantial professional experience in all phases of piano technology, including significant experience in the renovation and rebuilding of pianos.
Familiarity with a variety of tuning systems and experience with prepared piano.
Registered Piano Technician or currently enrolled in piano technician program
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with diverse groups of people including faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, with a tolerance for interruptions.
Demonstrated commitment to embracing diversity in all its forms and striving for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment.
Experience tuning, regulating and repairing harpsichords, fortepianos, clavichords and other early keyboard instruments.
Related experience in an educational setting.
Familiarity with University policies and procedures.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to provide own tools.
Ability to push or roll 1400 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work a variable schedule.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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