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Woodworker/ Milling

Dusty Strings Company seeks a skilled artisan to join our Mill Team.

For 42 years, Dusty Strings has been building musical instruments in Seattle with an emphasis on quality and customer service in a positive and collaborative work environment. The contributions and skills of our design and woodworking teams have brought us a worldwide reputation for quality, American-made instruments.

You will be joining an experienced team, and doing multi-faceted and fast-paced work that includes:

  • Processing raw lumber into highly detailed parts
  • Gluing and sanding of subassemblies
  • Using Lean manufacturing techniques for efficient work and constant improvement

Desired traits for this position:

  • Artistic eye and passion for precision woodworking
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Good communication skills and desire to work in a small, mutually-supportive team environment
  • Self-motivated, honest, hardworking quick learner

Previous experience in woodworking and finishing are very helpful but not required. We will train you in our processes. You do need to have experience that demonstrates a fine eye for detail and the ability to meet our quality standards, and a love of working with your hands.

My name is Ray Mooers and I’m the co-owner and founder of Dusty Strings Company, which started with a fascination for the hammered dulcimer in 1979. From our real grass-roots beginnings, we have had the opportunity to grow Dusty Strings into an internationally-respected brand of hammered dulcimers and harps, as well as a widely known and appreciated regional music store and music school in Fremont. The only way this could have happened is with the help of many dedicated individuals who have shared our vision of providing quality instruments and service that enhance the lives of our customers through music. These are the employees of Dusty Strings. With 40+ years of high quality musical instrument manufacturing and retailing right here in the heart of Seattle, we must be doing something right. Come join our team of artisans who take pride in accomplishing high-quality work every day!

Benefits include vacation, sick leave, health & dental insurance, and a positive, team-based work environment.

Please send us a fully-completed application form and resume, as well as a cover letter telling us why you would enjoy working here, and what skills and experience you can contribute. Salary is dependent on experience.

Download the Woodworker application form here and email it or mail to:

Dusty Strings
3450 16th Ave. W, Suite 200
Seattle, WA, 98119
[email protected]

No phone calls and no in-person visits please. While we would love to meet you face to face, the safety of our staff is our top priority, and we are not currently accepting visitors.

Dusty Strings is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Applications

We are happy to take applications for any position, even when we have no current openings. We like knowing who's available and what their skills are. If you'd like to put an application on file with us, you can download one from the links below. If possible, we prefer that applications be submitted in person.

Dusty Strings is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/enthnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.