Jobs at Howarth


Vacancy for full-time Doublereed Department Specialist
Venue: Howarth Oboe Dept, 31 Chiltern Street, London

We are looking to appoint a double reed player to join our busy sales team in our London showroom. The successful candidate will:

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the bassoon or oboe and be a competent, experienced player.
  • Have experience within a classical music environment
  • Have a keen interest and good knowledge of their instrument’s repertoire
  • Be highly efficient and have excellent organisational skills
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills, and work well in a team
  • Be computer literate and be able to use standard Microsoft applications
  • Have a proficient level in Maths and English
  • Be self-motivated, reliable and have a professional work ethic.
  • Be committed to the role

Job Description

The successful applicant will be based in our London double reed shop and will deal with all shop floor duties. You will be part of a team that is responsible for new and second-hand instrument sales, rentals, telephone and email enquiries and upholding our exceptional reputation for customer service. Other tasks will include stock control nd dealing with suppliers. You will occasionally represent the company at tradeexhibitions, conventions and special events, requiring flexibility and responsibility.

Alongside these responsibilities, there are many ‘back office’ tasks you will be expected to undertake. You will be responsible for keeping the shop clean and tidy, dealing with regular stock deliveries and for maintaining our shop displays. The working week is five days, including Saturdays with a day off during the week. This is a full-time role and would not suit someone wishing to pursue a freelance career alongside.

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th July 2018.

Please apply in writing with a CV and short covering letter to Ben Couldwell at the email address above. Remuneration will be subject to experience.

Tel: 020 7935 2407



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Events and Exhibitions


Tuesday 5th June 2018
Reeds’n'Stuff Bassoon Reed-Making Equipment Demonstrations at Howarth
Venue: The Howarth Bassoon Department

Howarth of London are delighted to present this special demonstration day of bassoon reed-making equipment, with Lorenzo Masala from Reeds ’n Stuff.

Reeds ’n Stuff are renowned German makers of high quality, precision oboe and bassoon reed-making products, and we stock a full range of their machines and equipment. Howarth of London are able to offer customers the chance to view and try some of the products under the guidance of our own specialist staff, fully trained by Reeds ‘n Stuff director Udo Heng.

Email: bassoon
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 2407

28 August - 1 September 2018
IDRS 2018 Conference - Granada, Spain
Venue: Palacio de Congresos de Granada S/N, Paseo del Violón, 18006 Granada, Spain

The IDRS 2018 conference is being held in Granada, Spain. The programme has now been published, please follow the links to 'Schedule' on the IDRS conference website below.

Please click on the link below to see full details of this exciting event, including information about conference registration...

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