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Instrument Technician

We have an opening for a full-time musical instrument technician in our fast-paced and fun production shop. The position includes hardware installation, stringing, regulation, string winding, quality control, and other duties as assigned. We train beginners who show aptitude and desire.

For 40 years, Dusty Strings has been building musical instruments in Seattle with an emphasis on quality craftspersonship, superior tone quality, and helpful customer service.

Traits sought:

  • Experience at and desire to do technical, detailed handwork
  • Good musical ear and knowledge
  • Skill and experience using a variety of tools
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good communication skills

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 email four items to handcrafted at dustystrings.com: a fully-completed application form (download the Instrument Technician application from the link below), your resume, a cover letter telling us what skills and experience you have that relate to this position, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, barring medical or religious exemption.

Salary is dependent on experience.

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.


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 and email it to us along with a cover letter explaining your interest and applicable experience.

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.