Careers

WASHINGTON MUSIC CENTER IS STILL CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BUT PLEASE BE PATIENT IN WAITING FOR A RESPONSE WHILE WE APPROPRIATELY ATTEND TO ALL NECESSARY COVID-19 PROTOCOL. Thank you for your interest in applying to work at Chuck Levin's. We are always happy to accept applications, however you may only receive a response to an active job listing. Please apply using our online application form or email your resume and cover letter to employment@chucklevins.com with the appropriate reference. You can also fax applications to 301-946-0487. Chuck Levin's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

    • General Inquiries

      Please use the general inquiry form to send in your resume and we will match it to open positions as they become available.
      Check back often as new positions are listed regularly.
      We are always looking for qualified and certified instrument repair technicians (orchestral strings, woodwind, brass, and fretted strings).

    • Brass Repair Technician

      Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, has an immediate opening for highly skilled and experienced woodwind repair technicians. Located just outside of the nation’s capital, Chuck Levin’s has been the leading independent brass and woodwind retailer since 1958.

      We are interested in seasoned veteran repair technicians as well as recent repair school graduates. Graduate certification from an accredited repair school or two years of instrument repair experience is required. The shop is a highly collaborative and high production environment with ample work to keep everyone very busy. Washington Music Center is a dealer for every reputable manufacture, we benefit from Straubinger and Powell certified techs, and we regularly see and service wind instruments of all levels.

      We offer competitive benefits such as health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and a 401K plan.

      Compensation will be based on experience and productivity.

      Washington Music Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with no regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    • Drum Sales/ Percussion Expert

      We are searching for an experienced sales professional to add to our Drum Department. This position is full time (40 hours a week). Compensation is hourly plus commission for unlimited earning potential. Excellent benefits are available including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 401K.

      Requirements:
      * Weekday and Saturday availability.
      * A passion for music and music accessories.
      * Five or more years of drumming experience.
      * Computer literacy with a functional understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Navision, etc.) and various social media platforms.
      * Two years of sales experience preferred.
      * A strong familiarity with the most common industry manufacturers, brands, models, and technology involved in the modern percussion world, to include:

      *** Traditional drum kits (Tama, Gretsch, DW)

      *** V Drums and drum pads (Roland, Yamaha)

      *** Hand percussion (Latin Percussion, Meinl)

      *** Cymbals (Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl)

      *** Sticks, mallets, and beaters (Vic Firth, Vater, ProMark)

      *** Hybrid analog-digital technology

      *** Percussion hardware

      Candidates should be self-motivated and enjoy working with a wide variety of colleagues and customers.

      Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    • Guitar Technician

      Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center is seeking a full-time guitar technician to aid in the setup of daily instrument sales, to maintain the Guitar Department sales floor, and to specialize in Guitar Department inventory.

      Hourly wage commensurate with experience. Available benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 401K.

      All qualified candidates will be asked to participate in interviews and a bench test.

      Guitar Technician Job Duties:
      * Set up guitars for that day’s online sales, tailored to the customers’ measurements and string preferences.
      * Set up and restring guitars sold in-store. Talk to customers directly to gauge their setup requests.
      * Regularly adjust, retune, and clean guitars on sales floor based on traffic, use, seasonal weather, and climate changes.
      * Monitor and refill humidifiers daily during the winter.

      Required Technician Skills:
      * Restring steel string, nylon string, and electric guitars (including floating tremolo bridge and Floyd Rose bridge instruments).
      * Adjust truss rods.
      * Set string heights at specific points on fretboard.
      * File nut slots, saddles, and fret ends.
      * Level, crown, and polish frets.
      * Oil and clean fretboards.
      * Minor soldering and electronics repair.
      * Re-humidify dry guitars.

      General Requirements:
      * High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Some college preferred.
      * At least one year of guitar setup or repair experience in a professional setting.
      * Certification from guitar repair program beneficial but not necessary.
      * Familiarity with acoustic and electric guitars across many styles and brands.
      * Saturday availability required.

      Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    • Brand Marketing Manager

      Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center is the leading independent musical instrument and equipment retailer throughout the DMV and celebrating our 61st year of family-owned operation in 2019. We are seeking an innovative and accomplished Brand Marketing Manager to homogenize our brand and facilitate uniform presentation and customer engagement across all platforms. This is a high-level executive position that will create and control marketing efforts as well as facilitate exceptional customer experiences.

      The Brand Marketing Manager will help set the tone for Washington Music Center’s marketplace reputation and brand equity through the deliberate consolidation of advertising, brand identify, and customer interaction. Using online stores and social media channels, the Brand Marketing Manager will focus on content creation and consumer analytics to better connect Chuck Levin’s to musicians around the world.

      Compensation based on experience and performance.

      Responsibilities:
      1. Create and refine the Chuck Levin’s social media voice and establish social media guidelines.
      2. Create and promote engaging and effective content that targets customers through each phase of the buying cycle.
      3. Work with creative resources to product and promote content that aligns with the Chuck Levin’s brand identify across digital and physical formats.
      4. Collect and utilitize relevant data to guide the Chuck Levin’s E-Commerce and brick-and-mortar teams to effectively reach our audiences.
      5. Develop and maintain relationships with 3rd party vendor/manufacturers to cross-promote content, raise and utilize co-op spend, and establish unique sales/ promotions.
      6. Create and maintain the Chuck Levin’s marketing calendar.
      7. Provide content editorial oversight.
      8. Develop marketing budget.
      9. Develop and launch marketing campaigns.
      10. Leverage marketing budget to elevate and promote products through channels such as Google shopping.
      11. Establish KPI’s, measure and report on marketing campaigns and objectives.
      12. Lay the groundwork for CRM implementation.
      13. Utilize email marketing platforms to launch email campaigns.
      14. Represent the company at local festivals, and both in-store and offsite events.
      15. Other tasks/responsibilities as assigned.

      Requirements:
      1. A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or equivalent work experience.
      2. 2+ years in a professional marketing position.
      3. A passion for curating and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
      4. A go-getter attitude with no fear of rolling up your sleeves and pitching in wherever necessary.
      5. Experience working in a collaborative environment – coordinating with multiple teams to ensure seamless project completion.
      6. Experience with email marketing tools such as ActiveCampaign and Mailchimp.
      7. Experience with Facebook Business Manager, Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns.
      8. Experience with Google Analytics.
      9. Experience developing, launching, and reporting on successful marketing campaigns.
      10. Advanced knowledge of SEO and SEM.
      11. Proficient with graphic design and editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom.
      12. Experience with Zendesk or similar customer service related tools.
      13. Industry knowledge of best practices and trending movements as it pertains to marketing and social media.
      14. Experience as a musician or within the music industry is strongly preferred.
      15. Experience managing a team of employees is strongly preferred.

      To be considered for employment, applicants must submit a resume with work history and a detailed cover letter that outline all relevant marketing or music industry experience. These documents must be free of any spelling or grammatical errors.

      This position operates Monday through Friday, full time. Compensation based on experience. Available benefits include health, dental, life, and 401K.



    • Pro Audio Sales and Operations Facilitator

      Based just outside of the nation’s capital, Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center is one of the largest dealers for Pro Audio and Pro DJ equipment in the United States.

      We are searching for a full-time experienced professional to add to our Pro Sound Department, specializing in sale of all equipment related to live sound reinforcement, installed sound solutions, studio recording, Pro DJ, and lighting.

      This position also includes important administrative and operational duties within the department. You would help bridge the work of managers, sales staff, and inventory team members to facilitate the day-to-day operations that improve the productivity, efficiency, and quality of Pro Sound sales and customer services.

      Requirements
      1. A passion for music and music technology.
      2. Meticulous organizational and customer relation skills.
      3. Some evening and weekend availability.
      4. Two years in a service role where you dealt directly with customers.
      5. Two years of Professional Audio experience.
      6. Two years of hands-on experience with wired and wireless microphones.
      7. Two years of hands-on experience with in-ear monitoring systems.
      8. Computer literacy with a functional understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Navision, Word, etc.).
      9. Leverage marketing budget to elevate and promote products through channels such as Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone, by email, and through professional writing.
      10. Experince with workplace communication platforms like Microsoft Teams or Slack preferred.

      Familiarity
      A strong familiarity with the most common industry manufacturers, brands, models, and technology involved in:
      1. Analog and digital mixers
      2. Installed sound solutions
      3. Speakers and line arrays
      4. Wired and wireless microphones
      5. In-ear and wedge monitor systems
      6. Studio equipment
      7. DJ controllers and media players.
      8. Lights, DMX, and truss

      Candidates should be self-motivated and enjoy working with a wide variety of colleagues and customers.

      Position is full-time (40 hours per week). Negotiable compensation based on experience.

      Excellent benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and 401K.

      To be considered for employment, applicants must submit a resume with work history and a detailed cover letter that outlines all relevant audio or music industry experience.

    • Stock/ Inventory

      Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center seeks qualified candidates for multiple entry-level General Stock positions. We have a need for both part time (30 hours a week) and full time workers (40 hours a week). All part time positions include paid sick leave. All full time positions include competitive benefits such as a health, dental, life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401K.

      ABOUT THE POSITION:

      Job duties will include loading and unloading delivery trucks, merchandising items and product displays, maintaining accurate inventory through physical inspection and the use of Microsoft Navision software, and assisting with customer and salesperson needs.

      REQUIREMENTS:

      1. Steady and consistent employment history.
      2. High school diploma or GED equivalent.
      3. Computer proficiency with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
      4. Ability to lift 75 regularly with ease.
      5. Interest in music and experience in music retail is preferred.
      6. Experience in retail stock or inventory highly preferred.

      Qualified applicants must be familiar with any of all of the following categories: Professional live audio, recording technology, effects and accessories, vocal and instrument microphones, guitars and basses, orchestral string instruments, woodwind and brass, keyboards, controllers, DJ equipment, and lighting.

      To be considered for employment, applicants must submit a resume with work history and a detailed cover letter that outlines all relevant music industry experience.

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