Dusty Strings is a fun, lively place to work and is committed to bringing music into people’s lives. We are happy to take applications for any position even if we have no current openings. To apply, download the applicable PDF application below. Complete the application and email the application, along with a cover letter and resume (optional), to music@dustystrings.com; please put “Retail Sales” in the email subject line.

Dusty Strings is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law. Dusty Strings is actively seeking to increase diversity in our workplace. We invite applicants of all backgrounds, ethnicity, color, gender, and LGBTQ+ identity to apply.

Now Hiring: Retail Sales Position

Dusty Strings Music Store & School is looking for an individual dedicated to providing excellent customer service, while working in a lively, fun, team-oriented environment that is committed to bringing music and musical instruments into people’s lives.

Dusty Strings is actively seeking to increase diversity in our workplace. We invite applicants of all backgrounds, ethnicity, color, gender, and LGBTQ+ identity to apply.

The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Outstanding customer service skills. Our job is first and foremost dedicated to helpful customer interactions and sales. We seek to make every customer feel sincerely welcome and at-home. Be proactive about greeting and checking in with customers and carefully listening to their needs.
  • A dedication to learning. Our industry is ever-evolving and full of details, which means actively seeking opportunities to learn about products that change frequently, as well as learning about unfamiliar products well enough to help a customer at a professional level. This also includes learning about products, sales, and customer service from coworkers.
  • Ability to work well with a small team. We are a very small team and rely on each other to be capable and efficient, as well as to be there to support and answer questions as needed. We require clear communication as well as the ability to seek out information on one’s own.
  • An outstanding work ethic. We need a self-starter and multitasker, someone who seeks out opportunities to be productive and contribute to the success of the team and the store. This includes balancing customer interactions with answering phones and emails, and taking on administrative, store maintenance, and cleaning tasks when customer traffic is slow.
  • Genuine excitement over musical instruments. While a passion for music is important, and we work hard to foster that in others, this job requires excitement over the instruments themselves—how they’re made, their history, what other products are comparable on the market, how to create the sound the customer is after, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • 18 years or older.
  • Completed COVID-19 vaccine, except as necessary to accommodate disability or religious belief.
  • Previous customer service, retail, and/or sales experience.
  • A musical background and a passion for the technical side of musical instruments and gear.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Basic math and computer skills.

To apply:

  1. Download a fillable PDF Retail Staff Application (link above).
  2. Complete the application, along with a cover letter and resume (optional).
  3. You may visit our store to apply in person, or email us the application to music@dustystrings.com with “Retail Sales” in the email subject line.


Our teachers are highly accomplished working musicians with years of experience and a desire to help students discover, explore, and achieve their musical goals. If you are interested in teaching in our school, please email a cover letter describing your experience and desire to teach at Dusty Strings Music School, along with a resume listing professional accomplishments, to school@dustystrings.com. We will keep your materials on file and reach out to you should we have an opening on our teaching roster. To ensure a safe environment for all, Dusty Strings conducts a background check on all teachers before they begin teaching at the School.


Dusty Strings presents several concerts throughout the year, as well as an annual Open House celebration around the holidays. Interested performers should have a solid audience draw in the Seattle area. Please contact the Education Director by emailing school@dustystrings.com.