Opportunity for Guitar Aficionados in the LA Area

The Fender Music Foundation provides musical instruments to music programs across the country so that kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to experience the life-changing benefits of music.

Everyone involved in our organization is passionate about music education, so we show our support for the cause by holding our work, in whatever we do, to a standard of excellence. We have cultivated a professional environment where critical thinking, personal development and creative problem solving are the norm. Most of all, we work to touch the lives of people whose need to make music might be enhanced or enabled through our efforts. Come join a dynamic organization, doing important work!

Please note, this opportunity is offered by The Fender Music Foundation, a public nonprofit organization, not Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. The charity is based in the Los Angeles area.

Opportunity: The Fender Music Foundation is seeking luthiers, guitarists, and instrument technicians who want to support the work of the foundation by participating in the organization’s ongoing instrument inspection process. The inspected instruments and equipment will later be donated to music education programs across the country.

This is a paid opportunity for independent contractors to utilize their expertise to make judgments in the condition and playability of musical instruments before they are donated. The foundation will not provide any training in the anatomy of instruments, and this relationship will be outlined in an independent contractor agreement prior to engagement.

Location: Agoura Hills,CA

Qualifications: Expertise of instrument/equipment anatomy and playability specifications in one or more instruments in the following list is required:

  • Electric guitar
  • Steel-string acoustic guitar
  • Classical guitar
  • Acoustic-electric guitar
  • Guitar amps

Project size: A total of 400-450 instruments will need inspection every 3 weeks. This project can be broken down into increments as small as 50 instruments. (A single guitar, and an electric guitar pack each counts as one instrument.)

Project scope: Each instrument must be unpacked and inspected, and its basic specifications and condition will need to be recorded in a pre-determined form.

Project pay: Inspectors will be paid on a per-project basis at a negotiated rate.

Follow up procedure:  Please email us with a brief bio and explanation of interest to info@fendermusicfoundation.org, and please put “Instrument Inspection” in the email’s subject line. If you would like to speak with us about our needs and your eligibility (or your company’s eligibility) first, you are welcome to speak with either Robert or Moriah who can be reached during normal business hours at 818-706-8742.