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Open Position: Field Preservation Carpenter

April 26


Newport Restoration Foundation Mill
51 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840-2932 United States
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Newport Restoration Foundation
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Salary / Wage Information
$49,920 / Year
Employer: Newport Restoration Foundation – Newport, Rhode Island


Job Summary:

The Field Carpenter will serve as part of a larger Preservation Crew of 10. This position will assist with restoration and routine repair and maintenance of NRF collection of over seventy 18th- and 19th-century houses.


Job Qualifications:

· 5+ years of experience in general carpentry.

· Knowledge of rough framing and finish carpentry.

· Skilled in the use of both hand and power tools and possess extensive awareness of the safe operation of all tools.

· Basic knowledge of heavy equipment used in NRF’s mill (e.g., large table saw, thickness planer, radial arm saw, etc.).

· Knowledge of workplace safety procedures and hazardous materials in order to prevent injuries and accidents and ensure compliance.

· Ability to effectively communicate, both verbal and written.

· Ability to work independently and in team settings.

· Ability to exercise good judgment with a strong attention to detail.

· Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication, including when interacting with NRF’s tenants and outside contacts.

· Must possess basic carpentry hand tools and willingness to bring them to the job.

· Must possess the ability to work in a variety of inclement weather conditions.

· Must be able to work from extended heights using extension ladders, staging, and lifts.

· Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs alone or in concert with others.

· Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle for commuting to and from job sites.

· Speak and take direction in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience working on historic buildings and/or restoration carpentry.

· Knowledge of Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting protocols.

Job Benefits:

100% employer paid medical, dental vision, insurance, 100% employer paid life, long term disability and AD & D insurance Employer contribution to health savings account, 401(k) contribution (not a match) 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, 12 holidays Professional development assistance. Interesting work environment and free on-site parking.

Work Environment:

Interior and exterior work throughout the year.


How to Apply:

Email your resume to Maeve Sheehan at maeve@newportrestoration.org.


This posting will expire April 26, 2024.