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Assistant Luthier

Schmitt Music | Bloomington, MN

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The Workshop Team of the Paul A. Schmitt Violin Shop is currently seeking a full-time entry level Assistant Luthier at our Headquarters location. The successful candidate will help fulfill our mission: Enriching lives by helping people make music.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

You will join a large and growing team of caring, conscientious, and enthusiastic luthiers. We will provide ongoing training to gain familiarity with our instruments and proficiency in our methods and standards. The Assistant Luthier will help set-up, maintain, and repair our student level instruments; violins, violas, cellos, and basses . We work directly with manufacturers to supply instruments which are excellent in quality and sound. The Assistant Luthier will ensure that the set-up and maintenance is of the highest quality for the players in our area.

Preferred Qualifications may include:

  • Experience in a violin shop.
  • Experience in woodworking.
  • A passion for playing and a desire to learn about instrument construction and maintenance.
  • Diploma in Violin Maintenance/Repair or Violin Making.

Work Environment:

  • Shop-type working conditions
  • Physical Demands: The responsibilities of this position may frequently require using hands to, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, and talking hearing. This position may often involve standing, walking and sitting. This position may sometimes involve climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.

Advancement opportunities over time may include set-ups, repairs and restoration of higher level instruments, assisting production of instruments made in our workshop, or bow work if the candidate has an interest.

The Paul A. Schmitt Violin Shop is relocating to the new Schmitt Music Headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota, opening in November 2022. We are growing, and aspire to be the best violin shop in the Twin Cities and the surrounding region.


Our company hiring procedures are outlined below:

Step One: Complete the application form and submit with your resume and one letter of recommendation

Step Two: By completing and sending your application materials, you are granting us permission to send you a link to an online survey which must be completed before the interview process begins.

Step Three: When your application materials are received and reviewed, you will be contacted for a telephone interview.

Step Four: A personal interview will be conducted


Please fill out the application (choose online or PDF form below), and you will hear from us soon!

To apply, you will need to fill out the Schmitt Music Employee Application, and submit your résumé, and at least one letter of recommendation.
Please use our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM or download and print the PDF application, and mail your completed form, résumé and letter of recommendation to:

Schmitt Music
7800 Picture Drive
Bloomington, MN 55439