Luthier/Restoration Apprentice Immediate opening – New Orleans

Wishing to move south and enjoy the vibrant city of New Orleans?! Join our team and you’ll have the opportunity to repair instruments by day and gig by night.
Keller Strings specializes in the sales, rental, repair and restoration of orchestral
stringed instruments. The Keller Strings’ mission is to enhance and serve the
musical community of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with unique access to a
complete and full service orchestral stringed instrument shop, offering
professional service and sales of violin family instruments. Customer satisfaction is
our number one priority. Keller Strings is a family-owned business for over 45

Job Summary: 

Keller Strings is seeking an experienced orchestral stringed
instrument repair person. This position requires autonomy, communication, and
stringed instrument repair skills and is part of the team working toward our
common goal. Excellent customer service in the area of sales and rental and is
required of all Keller Strings employees. This position is responsible for performing
set-up and repair of instruments and bows, and communicating the repair

Position Description: 

Primary tasks include but are not limited to the following:
Set up and repair of all Orchestral Stringed Instruments including Bow rehair and
repair. Apprentice will work autonomously and under the guidance of shop owners
to ensure that rental and customer instruments are set up correctly and are tonally
and aesthetically pleasing. We support all levels of instruments from beginner
through professional. Includes a willingness to provide exceptional customer
service, and a desire to sell.
Minimum Requirements

Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Graduate of a maker or repair school and/or shop experience.

Be Punctual, Responsible, Accountable.

Be able to work Tuesday-Saturday.

Pay Structure:

Hourly Wage Commensurate with Experience and Skill.
Flexible Hours: 20-28 hours per week.


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Commission pay (after 90 days)

    Please send resume and professional references to