Violin maker wanted

Experienced violin maker with a solid professional education wanted for full time job at Fiolinmaker Christer Skog AS in Trondheim, Norway.

We are looking for a competent artisan with experience in repair work, passion for the craft and a positive personality. Our workshop handles violin, viola, cello, double bass, bows and some baroque instruments. The workshop team is also setting up new instruments for sale and occasionally builds new instruments as well. In addition to the workshop the company has a specialized shop with a broad selection of instruments and accessories for sale. Our customers are students, amateurs and professionals. We aim to be a competent and specialized business always updated on the latest trends, providing qualified guidance to our customers.

The company Fiolinmaker Christer Skog AS was founded in 1986 by owner Christer Skog, master violin maker, educated at Hantverkets Folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden. He is also a violin pedagogue and musician. Christer is now partly retired, but still consults occasionally. The company today has four employees. In the workshop we have violin makers André and Linde. André studied at Hantverkets Folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden and later trained at master violin maker Jan Åslund's workshop, Falun, Sweden. Linde studied 2 years at Bottega di Parma, Italy and specialized with 4 years building and 1 year restauration at CIVICA Scuola di Liuteria di Milano, Italy. Working in the shop are Andréa, violin pedagogue, and Gusta, musicologist.

Trondheim is an excellent city for a violin maker: the workshop resides in the same building as the municipal music school, the conservatory with classical and jazz students and our professional symphony orchestra. It is also an excellent place to live, with a vivid cultural life and lots of beautiful nature. Get more info about the city at .

You need to speak English or a Scandinavian language in order to be able to serve our customers. Salary and working hours will be discussed. We will try to assist with housing.

We are interested to hear about your background and special competence, and how you can strengthen our team.

Send us your CV and we will discuss the matter further.
Contact: Master violin maker Christer Skog, phone +47 – 92 99 53 26 or email

Lots of love, the staff at Fiolinmaker Skog.