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About Blackbird Guitars

We craft Ekoa natural fiber and composite string instruments- artisans with aerospace technology. Since launching in 2007, Blackbird has quickly established itself as a premier brand of wood-free and worry-free acoustics with a special blend of quality, and road-worthy performance. Blackbird employees enjoy the culture of San Francisco's Mission district. We are always looking for highly motivated folks to join the team so please get in touch even if you don't see an open position. 

Details for all positions:
Location
2180 Folsom Street
Hours
Full time 40 hours a week
How to apply
Email: info {at} blackbirdguitar {dot} com
All applicants must have authorization to work in the US.

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GUITAR TECHNICIAN

Job description
Moving production instruments from assembled stage through final setup, QC inspection, and shipping. Specific tasks include:
- Fretboards, bridges, saddles, nuts, electronics, and other parts preparation
- Applying adhesives, filing, sanding, and buffing for perfect finish on all surfaces
- Prep and gluing parts to finished bodies
- Tuner, nut and saddle installation
- Electronic pickup installation including soldering, string balance, and wire management
- Final set-up including polishing, stringing, saddle and nut adjustments
- Boxing and shipping finished instruments
- Maintaining assembly area supplies and ordering as needed
- Working in cooperation with other Blackbird team members

Specific Skills/Qualities
- Ability to perform fine craftwork on musical instruments including assembly and finish processes. Training for Blackbird-specific skills on the job.
- Experience building and/or repairing fretted musical instruments.
- Desire to build high quality musical instruments and grow with the company.
- Enthusiastic team spirit.

Compensation
Hourly range is $17-$20 per hour depending on experience. Vacation and commuter benefits.

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APPRENTICE GUITAR MAKER

Initial daily responsibilities include sanding parts, buffing guitar bodies, gluing up assemblies. The ideal candidate is highly detailed oriented with experience sanding, prepping, polishing, finishing, buffing parts and paint finishes. Ability to work on many tasks.

Qualifications
Ability to perform fine craftwork on musical instruments including assembly and finish processes. Further skills training on the job. Experience building and/or repairing guitars or other instruments a plus but not required. Interest in learning new skills


Compensation
This is a three month paid apprenticeship

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DESIGN INTERN

Description
The position is a ground floor opportunity with a growing, innovative and high-profile musical products and materials company located in the San Francisco Mission district. The job requires juggling various projects but with a enough time to focus on each. You will be working directly with the CEO to engage instrument production operations, product development and entrepreneurship in general. You will also be in the shop when needed working with the production team. In addition, you will be involved in the materials production side of the business Lingrove. The position involves some general administration work as well.
Job Details
Company: Blackbird Guitars + Lingrove ( www.blackbirdguitar.com + www.lingrove.com)
Location: Mission, San Francisco (near 16th st. BART)
Job Level: Intern
Field: Design
Job Functions: Design/Communications
Type: unpaid internship
Specific Skills/Qualities
Ability to juggle projects
Manufacturing experience
R&D experience a plus
CAD/CAM
CNC Machining a plus
Visual communication- photography, 2D design software, 3D rendering ability all pluses

Compensation
This is a three month paid internship.
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MARKETING INTERN

Location: San Francisco
Job Level: Intern
Field: Marketing and design
Job Functions: Client relations, Marketing

Description
The position is a ground floor opportunity with a growing, innovative and high-profile musical products company location in the San Francisco Mission district. The job requires juggling various projects but with a enough time to focus on each. You will be working directly with the CEO to engage clients, dealers and potential clients, interface with production, implement print literature (not required) and generally partake in helping a high-end, high-design product company continue to grow.

Specific Skills/Qualities
Self-starter
Good computer skills- Office, Google Docs
Strong writing skills, technical writing a plus
Strong verbal communication
Quickbooks a plus
Graphics a plus
Ability to juggle (not literally though still cool)
Social marketing experience

Compensation
This is a paid internship