Production Development Intern

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

Ever wanted to build an piano? Here's your chance. We developed a lightweight acoustic piano and strive to optimize our design for manufacturing and production in general, to catch the attention of the many piano enthusiasts out there that prefer acoustic sound and value practicality and affordability. You will get the chance to work with modern production methods and see your ideas turn into real life solutions on a challenging and versatile product that enables great design expression balancing tradition and modernity.


Keybird Instruments APS is a start-up developing a lightweight acoustic piano, which we aim to have the practicality and affordability of a digital piano without giving up on the acoustic sound and authentic feeling of the keys. We believe that musical expression through the use of acoustic instruments is so valuable that there should be more affordable and practical alternatives on the market. Currently we are in the production development phase and have already pre-sold a great deal of instruments. Many things are happening at the moment, so if you like the process of starting a company and all the little side things that happen in such a process, that will be to your advantage. 

Our mission is to bring diversity and accessibility to the world of acoustic pianos. We are convinced that the acoustic piano can intrigue many enthusiasts with the way it is constructed, which has led us to the design philosophy of form follows function and construction elements being visible rather than covered. We want to open the black box many pianos currently still seem to be. 

After a solid introduction to certain parts of the functionality and production philosophy you will work with optimizing processes "by doing" in combination with design, CAD, CAM and CNC of new production aids and methods.

You are expected to be a self-starter, willing to learn to work with CAD and CNC, ideally already having experience with this. This is our field of expertise and we can help you.

We are flexible on the timeline of the internship however we expect a minimum of 3 months. The right person will be offered a continued employment.


Our ideal candidate:

  • is a self starter

  • is proficient in woodworking

  • likes innovation in general and is good at thinking out of the box

  • knows the basics CAD

  • has an extensive material knowledge and willingness to explore

  • is flexible and eager to learn

  • has affinity with music


This is an opportunity for you to be a part of a growing team, apply your skills and see a real impact from your work. If this sounds interesting to you then we look forward to hearing from you.

To avoid unserious applications we ask for a short video, where you can just film yourself on your phone, explaining why you want to do exactly this.

For more information or questions please contact us at lander@keybird-instruments.com or phone number 60533151

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

New tech gear
New tech gear

Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.

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Working at
Keybird Instruments

Keybird Instruments is developing a lightweight acoustic piano to help piano enthusiasts play with their preferred sound (acoustic) with practicality and price comparable to that of digital pianos. Over 75% of piano players prefer an acoustic sound, yet most play digital because of price, size, and weight. We want to combine the best of both worlds. We can offer an acoustic piano that weighs only 40+ 15 kg, while only occupying half a square meter of valuable living space. It can be transported in normal cars. The first model has a slightly reduced amount of keys (just like many digital keyboards) having all the keys for pop and jazz but also most of the classical music for the first five years in music school. We thus have a strong focus on sound quality, rather than loudness, and we can reach the low price due to automated production in the worlds largest factory. We started this because we needed it for ourselves and saw the need for others. We asked all the piano enthusiasts we could reach and get the interest in our product confirmed. The huge market of acoustic and digital piano (we combine the benefits) is what keeps us on pace to provide an excellent alternative to digital piano's, which often get boring in the long run (We're just sharing our customer insights here ;)

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