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The Avedis Zildjian Company is the world’s largest cymbal maker crafted by fifteen generations of artists and artisans since 1623. The name "Zildjian" means "son of cymbal maker” in Armenian which was given to Avedis I by the sultan of Turkey. Today, Zildjian continues to define the percussion industry through its dedication to helping drummers find their own, unique sound and by delivering the most diverse and highest quality range of cymbals, drumsticks and accessories. The Zildjian Company has been synonymous with setting the standard for the development and manufacture of high performance musical instruments since 1623. As the world’s leading maker of cymbals, drumsticks and percussion mallets, Zildjian products are sold across the globe, under the Zildjian, Vic Firth and Mike Balter brands, and are the standard to which all other cymbals, drumsticks and mallets are measured. From the beginner to the world’s greatest rock stars, jazz performers and concert percussionists, amateurs and pros alike chose Zildjian, Vic Firth and Balter products to allow them to experience and share the joy of music. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts with offices in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK, Zildjian products are sold globally through distributors and via a network of dealers. All Zildjian products are made in the USA at our cymbal factory in Norwell, MA and drumstick/mallet factory in Newport, ME. 

The Culture: Our team is at the heart of our culture. We value family, innovation, and accountability. We strive to hire and develop the best and foster a culture of collaboration, communication and transparency. We are a driven and hardworking group of individuals that have a lot of fun growing these brands!

Please click here to view and apply for Employment opportunities with Zildjian.  We will keep your completed resume on file should any openings come up in the future that match your skill set.


Zildjian is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Treat the company like it is your own. Everyone is accountable and responsible not only for their work but for the instruments and services we provide to the musical community, our partners and each other.

Work hard, play harder. Live to Play embodies our passion for music and the culture we choose to build together. We are driven to help everyone express themselves through music.

We are at our best when we work, listen and collaborate together. Anyone can contribute a great idea. We embrace diverse perspectives and experiences as they lead to better discussions, decisions and results for everyone. Our relationships with artists, educators and the broader music community are vital to spread the love of music.

Continuous improvement and experimentation is in our DNA. We are the culmination of hundreds of years of learning and innovation. By refusing to rest on our laurels, we will continue to lead the industry.

Family is everything. Since 1618, a Zildjian family member has been involved in the day-to-day operation of our company. As the oldest family business in the United States, we know that nothing we do is possible without our entire family of diverse musicians, employees, partners, artists and educators. Our family is committed to fostering a culture of integrity, inclusivity and mutual respect. We take pride in our work and the instruments, music and experiences we create. Happy, safe and healthy family members make for a better company.

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