Jobs at Howarth


Vacancy for Full-Time SingleReed Specialist
Venue: Howarth showrooms, 31 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7PN

We are looking to appoint a specialist clarinet and /or saxophone player to join our busy sales team in our London showroom. The successful candidate will:

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the clarinet and/or saxophone and be a competent, experienced player.
  • Have a keen interest and good knowledge of single reed 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 Single Reed Department 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, in addition to accessories, sheet music and rentals. You will handle enquires in store, online and by telephone, upholding our exceptional reputation for customer service. Other tasks will include stock control and dealing with suppliers.

You will also be responsible for testing and evaluating instrument stock. You will be required to keep the shop clean and tidy, dealing with regular stock deliveries and maintain our shop displays. You will occasionally represent the company at trade exhibitions, conventions and special events, requiring flexibility and reliability.

The working week is five days, including Saturdays whilst taking a day off during the week.

Please apply in writing with a CV and short covering letter to Ben Couldwell (e-mail link below)




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Events and Exhibitions


Sunday 1 July 2018
Gloucestershire Double Reed Day (GDRD)
Venue: Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham

This fun Double Reed Day has been running since 1980, and this year is again being organised by Caron de Burgh, Peter Kerr and Fiona Beck. There are a range of performances and workshops - reed-making, Alexander technique, chamber music coaching etc. The visiting masters are Jessica Mogridge and Gareth Twigg both respected players and teachers.

The price includes lunch and tea, and drinks will be available throughout the day. See GDRD website for details

We will also be taking a stand with oboes, bassoons and accessories for both. If you have any special requests for items for us to include, please contact William Ring directly on or 01903 239219.

For a flyer in PDF format, please click here

Tel: 01903 239219 (ask for William Ring)

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...

Howarth oboe dept +44 (0)20 7935 2407

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