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Jobs at Brass Bell

Imagine yourself in a fun work environment surrounded by people who LOVE music and support one another throughout the workday!

Brass Bell is a family owned and operated music store in Milwaukee operating since 1971. We have been in our present location at the Bayshore Mall since 2003. Today, Brass Bell Music Store continues the tradition of sharing the joy of music through instrument sales, rentals, repairs, music lessons and service to more than 60 schools in southeastern Wisconsin.

To Apply

Please return a copy of the application attached to your resume to the store, or email [email protected]

Interested in working at Brass Bell Music, but don't seen an opening that matches your skillset? Apply anyway! Let us know why you would be a great fit at BBMS! We will hold on to your resumé for future openings.

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Current Job Openings

Private Lessons Teacher

Brass Bell Music is currently looking for qualified vocal, fretted, folk instrument, orchestral string and piano instructors who are ready to spread their joy and knowledge of music in our lessons studios. Pay starts at $23/hr and is negotiable based on experience.

Required experience: Candidates must be able to perform the equivalent of a WSMA Class A piece on any instrument they intend to teach. Candidates must either be enrolled in a music or education degree program or have at least 8 years of experience on the instrument they plan to teach. Candidates must be able to read music, have strong sight reading skills, and some knowledge of music theory.

Preferred experience: At least 3 years of teaching experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Music, Education, or a related degree is preferred. Strong music theory and composition/transposition knowledge is preferred, as well as ensemble and solo performance experience.

To apply, please send your resume to [email protected].

Brass Bell Employee Teacher Job Description

Purpose: To spread the love and knowledge of music for Brass Bell’s Education Department by providing a superior lesson experience for students and their families.

Essential Job Expectations

Customer Service

  • Consistently check in with students and parents regarding student progress and if the lessons are meeting their goals.
  • Be available to help customers find inventory or direct them to the most appropriate and available Product Specialist on the sales floor.

Teaching Standards

  • Comprehensive use of time
  • Development of fundamentals
  • Connection with the students
  • Professionalism with student and parent
  • Positive demeanor and poise with student and parent
  • Engagement of learning process with student
  • Passion for educating students

Human Resources

  • Be active in self evaluation, asking for help when needed.
  • Always strive for teamwork and cooperation with fellow employees and teachers.
  • Communicate your needs as an employee, including but not limited to: address and telephone changes, benefit needs and changes, vacation time, and any conflict in dealing with fellow employees.
  • Be involved, know what's going on in and around the store. Make yourself known to the staff. Take exceptional care to acquaint yourself with the staff, staff positions and each of their specialties. Take every opportunity to introduce yourself, your teaching specialties, your styles of teaching, your student preferences.
  • Challenge yourself to grow beyond your musicianship within and outside of the Brass Bell community.


  • Understand and be willing to learn lessons’ policies and procedures, and explain them to customers as necessary.
  • Proper phone procedures and etiquette.
  • Familiarize yourself with inventory and displays spend particular time and emphasis on the inventory pertaining to your teaching specialties.

Sales Associate

Strong product skills in fretted instruments and/or band and orchestra products is strongly desired.

What you should know

Currently, Brass Bell Music Store is available for curbside pick up and dropoff for our customers.

Essential Job Expectations

Maximizing sales and customer experiences with Brass Bell would be your primary function.

Customer Service Standards:

  • Find solutions for customers, assure customer satisfaction and make sure customers have an understanding of the value of our services and products provided to them.
  • Ability to know when you should and shouldn't be transferring customers to another employee, team leader or manager.
  • Make customers your #1 priority over projects and other distractions. Offer prompt and courteous service to all those who enter the store, which includes making your presence known on the sales floor and assisting customers roaming the store.
  • Ensure that customers understand the reason a specific policy exists instead of simply stating the policy without an explanation. This upholds our integrity and maintains consistency and balance in dealing with our customers.

Essential Job Functions that Uphold Customer Service Standards:

  • Department upkeep and maintenance.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to operate your department, point-of-sale system knowledge as well as basic knowledge of other departments.
  • Be prepared to work extra hours during special events and the store's two peak seasons of the year, September and December.
  • Make good decisions when under pressure, remain calm and maintain a sense of order during any unexpected situations.
  • Complete departmental "Beginning-of-Day" opening and "End-of-Night" closing responsibilities.
  • Be willing to be challenged, think outside the box, go the extra mile, give the extra mile, and show eagerness to do so.
  • Be able to lift 25 lbs (50 lbs for combo associates).
  • Participate fully and contribute to departmental committee and store meetings.
  • Communicate with your Team Leader & Shift Leader if you are unable to complete a project in a timely manner.


  • Maintain current, organized and exciting product displays relative to your department.
  • Increase sales through proper product knowledge and sales techniques, including follow-through and planting seeds.
  • Help set and accomplish departmental and committee marketing goals.

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