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Preservation Carpenter

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Full-time

Location: Lyman Estate, Waltham, Mass.

Seeking a preservation tradesperson to join Historic New England’s carpentry crew and trades training program

Description: The preservation carpenter plays a critical hands-on role in the preservation and maintenance of the historic sites owned by Historic New England. Daily work can range from simple maintenance repairs to complex timber frame projects, as well as conditions assessments and documentation of work completed. This wide range of tasks might be performed individually or as part of a team. The preservation carpenter position will also play a role in training and mentoring the next generation of craftspeople and preservationists through a variety of programs and initiatives.

Qualifications: The candidate must have the skills and knowledge to develop, manage, and complete a range of preservation carpentry projects or the desire and ability to learn and adapt quickly. The ideal candidate has at least two years of preservation carpentry experience, or carpentry experience with a degree from a preservation carpentry program or its equivalent, and can demonstrate competency in the use of an array of hand and power tools. Requires strong knowledge of historic construction techniques for the New England area. Must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success. The ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing is essential. Requires problem-solving skills and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to complete tasks according to schedule. Requires competent computer skills including use of MS Word and Excel spreadsheet functions, email, and digital photography. Additional qualifications are desired such as drawing skills and knowledge and understanding of current OSHA guidelines relating to building construction are preferred. Weekend and evening work periodically required through planned activities or due to emergency response.

The position is based at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, and requires regular travel to Historic New England properties. A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive are required. A means of transportation is preferred, but not required. This is a full-time, year round, non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $21.16 and includes generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.