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For more than a quarter century, we have constructed fine pipe organs for churches, schools and private individuals. In every project, whether for religious or secular institutions, we strive to create timeless works of musical art that faithfully perform the literature, inspire the composer and improviser, and are a joy to both player and listener.


We have positions available for anyone with an interest in handcraft, a curiosity about the world around them, and the ability to work collaboratively. While it’s wonderful if you play the organ or know something about it, it isn’t required.

We offer great pay and benefits, a flexible work schedule, supportive and friendly coworkers, interesting projects, and the opportunity to make a mark by building something that will outlive all of us.

Founded in 1974, Dobson is one of the most respected organ builders in the United States. Our custom-made instruments are found in churches, universities, and performing arts spaces across the country and in England and Australia. In the next few years, we’ll be building new instruments in Philadelphia, Charleston, S.C., Naples, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Members of the Dobson crew at Saint Thomas Church, New York City

If building pipe organs sounds intriguing and you think you’d be a good fit with our team, we’d love to talk with you! Please send your résumé and a cover letter to our Business Manager, Deana Hoeg-Ryan. If you have any questions, please email or call Deana at 712-464-8065.

In addition to permanent employment, Dobson also has a summer internship program for individuals who have at least a high school diploma. Please contact Deana for more information!


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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd.
418 West Washington Street • Post Office Box 25
Lake City, Iowa 51449 USA
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