Careers

We are currently recruiting for two full-time positions:

  • Bassoon Repair Technician
  • Trainee Bassoon Repair Technician

Vacancy for a Bassoon Repair Technician

Job Description:

A fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for a career in woodwind instrument repair and restoration.

Double Reed Ltd. is a leading specialist in the repair, overhaul and sale of bassoons (woodwind musical instruments) for an international market. The company buy, sells and repairs all kinds of bassoon from starter to top professional instruments for clients worldwide.

Double Reed Ltd. takes pride in offering an outstanding quality of service to its clients, and is building an international reputation as the go-to place for top quality bassoons and bassoon refurbishments. The company offers everything from minor servicing of student bassoons to complete overhauls of top professional instruments, including carrying out specialist work undertaken by only a handful of companies worldwide.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant, growing company, and will have the opportunity to acquire and practice skills and techniques not available easily elsewhere.

Place of Work: Newport, South Wales, UK

Job Title: Bassoon Repair Technician (full time)

Job Summary: Bassoon servicing and overhaul including re-padding, tuning, keywork modification and making, wood repair and finishing, and silver plating. All these tasks require precise hand skills of a high degree, problem solving skills and the ability to use some machinery and equipment. The successful applicant will join our repair department and work as part of our repair team.

Responsibilities and Duties: Everything related to repair which will result in delighted customers including maintaining stocks of parts and consumables, creation of estimates, customer liaison, communication and liaison with other members of the team, servicing and repair of bassoons.

Qualifications and Skills: A qualification in woodwind repair, experience in woodwind repair and an ability to play the bassoon are desired. However, the company is prepared to consider applicants with one or two of these qualifications and/or skills rather than all three, subject to the applicant having a good general education, demonstrable skills in allied or similar areas and a capacity to learn quickly, as full training can be provided.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and expertise in woodwind/bassoon repair.

Application procedure: Submission of CV with covering letter setting out why the applicant should be considered for the role, to: enquiries@doublereed.co.uk

 

Vacancy for a Trainee Bassoon Repair Technician

Job Description:

Double Reed Ltd. is a leading specialist in the repair, overhaul and sale of bassoons (woodwind musical instruments) for an international market. The company buy, sells and repairs all kinds of bassoon from starter to top professional instruments for clients worldwide.

Double Reed Ltd. takes pride in offering an outstanding quality of service to its clients, and is building an international reputation as the go-to place for top quality bassoons and bassoon refurbishments. The company offers everything from minor servicing of student bassoons to complete overhauls of top professional instruments, including carrying out specialist work undertaken by only a handful of companies worldwide.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant, growing company, and will have the opportunity to acquire and practice skills and techniques not available easily elsewhere.

Place of Work: Newport, South Wales, UK

Job Title: Trainee Bassoon Repair Technician (full time)

Job Summary: Under the supervision of an experienced Repair Technician, bassoon servicing and overhaul including cleaning/buffing, re-padding, wood repair and finishing, and silver plating. All these task require precise hand skills of a high degree, problem solving skills and the ability to use some machinery and equipment. The successful applicant will join our repair department and work as part of our repair team.

Responsibilities and Duties: Servicing and repair of bassoons.

Qualifications and Skills: A good general education including mathematics and English Language at GCSE, plus experience in one or more of: wood-working, metal-working, model-making and allied skills relevant to bassoon repair. A capacity to learn quickly, to work to a consistently high standard carrying out precision tasks, and to work as part of a team are important.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and skills.

Application procedure: Submission of CV with covering letter setting out why the applicant should be considered for the role, to: enquiries@doublereed.co.uk