Just passing this along from my old school. Would be nice to see a bass friendly luthier teaching the "luthiers of tomorrow". Instructor for Violin Making and Restoration We are looking for an experienced luthier who would like to take a leadership role in training by teaching full-time, five days per week. (A part-time role in a team-teaching arrangement will be considered.)&nbsp;&nbsp; We expect that the most suitable candidate will be a graduate of a violin making school and will have had substantial experience in established shops.&nbsp; Prior teaching experience is a plus.&nbsp; In addition to in-class teaching responsibility,&nbsp; the instructor will evaluate student performance, order materials and perform other administrative duties related to the classroom and shop, as needed.&nbsp; We encourage the instructor to participate in professional activities.&nbsp; An advisory panel of experienced violin makers provides guidance and support for the instructor and the program.&nbsp; In addition to annual salary, there are health and other benefits: a pension plan, disability coverage, life insurance. Send letter of interest and resume to Walter McDonald, Associate Director, North Bennet Street School, 39 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA&nbsp; 02113. Preferred application deadline: May 15, 2004. ***** The three-year Violin Making and Restoration curriculum at North Bennet Street School is designed to teach fundamental tool-handling and visualization skills to prepare graduates to enter established shops in repair or apprenticeship roles.&nbsp; The course consists of eight required instruments: 6 violins, a viola, and a cello.&nbsp; All instruction occurs on the students' projects, with opportunities for small group presentations and demonstrations. The final two violins are prepared for presentation at a graduation examination.& nbsp; There are opportunities for students to begin their trade shop experience while they are still in school in established shops in the Boston area.&nbsp; We have encouraged students to undertake repair and setup work during the time they are in the course.&nbsp; In addition, we have a program of visiting violin makers to supplement instruction and broaden students' experience. This class currently operates from 8:00 - 3:00, Monday through Friday, September through June.&nbsp; In addition to nine holidays, there is a two-week break at end of December and a one-week break in April.&nbsp; The projected class size is 11-12 students, ages 18 and up, ranging in woodworking experience from none to a moderate amount, high school diploma to college degree.&nbsp; All students are expected to play a violin-family instrument or to take lessons while in school. North Bennet Street School has been training adults for over 110 years.& nbsp; In its early history, the training was for neighborhood residents.&nbsp; In recent years, it has developed a national reputation in all its fields of training: Bookbinding, Carpentry and Preservation Carpentry, Cabinet and Furniture Making, Jewelry Making and Repair, Locksmithing, Piano Technology, and Violin Making and Restoration.