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Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist

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Job ID: 12043
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: May 17, 2023

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Job Description


Pay Rate: $24.03-$28.84/hr. depending on location, background and experience

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

Position Overview:

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music encouraging all to experience the feeling of finding their own individual sound. We strive to create lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to feel that almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.


The Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist will be responsible in identifying unique ways to attract, recruit, and hire Music Instructors for our Guitar Center and Music & Arts Retail Store locations.


A few special characteristics that make our Recruiting and Sourcing Specialists successful:

  • Collaboration: Able to develop cooperation and teamwork while participating in groups, working toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties. Able to build relationships with internal and external partners by offering help and providing suggestions for improvement.
  • Customer Focus: Ability to meet the expectations and requirements of all customers and act with customers in mind. Able to build sustaining customer relationships (internal and external) while handling high volume, full-cycle recruitment. Able to manage and satisfy a fast-paced client base.
  • Initiative: Able to identify opportunities & issues and follow through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them. Able to take positive, innovative action without being requested to do so, and proactively address concerns.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Able to communicate through various means with diverse individuals and build rapport. Able to interact with internal and external contacts at all levels, including candidates, in a clear, concise, positive, and courteous
  • Organizational Skills: Able to utilize time, energy, and resources to manage priorities independently such as projects, stay on track, and achieve goals.
  • Technology Skills: Able to navigate and learn new technology systems, equipment, and computer programs needed to fulfill communication, customer serve, and business needs & expectations.

As our Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist, you will:

  • Develop strong relationships and partnerships with college Career Development offices and Alumni networks.
  • Ability to source qualified resumes from various job boards and networks.
  • Work closely with Senior Recruiters, Hiring Managers, and Human Resources to maximize effectiveness of recruiting process.
  • Work directly with Store Managers to identify recruiting gaps and headwinds and identify talent to meet needs of hiring managers.
  • Regular follow up with the respective recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates to ensure timeliness of recruitment process.
  • Support and promote the recruitment, retention, and development programs for the Guitar Center and Music & Arts Lesson business.
  • Assist in the opening and closing of requisitions in Applicant Tracking System.
  • Assist with projects, proposal efforts, data collection, and metric analysis.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Prior working experience sourcing resumes
  • Skilled proficiency with recruiting/contact management software and Internet search tools and techniques, including Social Media, use of Handshake, ZipRecruiter, LinkedIn, and alternative search techniques


  • Previous retail experience

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐ related requirements.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].



Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.


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