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Part-Time Woodworker & Cabinetmaker/ Old Sturbridge Village/ Sturbridge, MA

  • 11 Apr 2018 1:31 PM
    Message # 6094928
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Part-time temporary, (24 weeks, 24 hours/week)

    Focus Area: Woodworking and cabinetmaking including but not limited to turning, joinery, furniture construction, and general carpentry

    Responsibilities:  Old Sturbridge Village seeks a temporary, part-time Woodworker/Cabinetmaker in the Department of Interpretation. This person will be expected to demonstrate historic methods of joinery, turning, and furniture-making, and help visitors make meaningful connections between the past and the present. They will be responsible for maintaining the temporary woodworking shop, working with staff to order materials, and maintaining equipment. This individual will work with Interpretation and Curatorial staff to define projects.

    This position is part of a larger initiative to build and staff a permanent cabinetmaking and woodworking shop at the Village by 2021.

    The Woodworker/Cabinetmaker will be provided general training in early 19th century New England social history, visitor engagement and customer service techniques. This is not a costumed interpretation position. This position will be overseen by the Trades Coordinator.


    • ·         Demonstrated knowledge of early 19th century woodworking techniques, furniture styles, and construction.
    • ·         This person must be comfortable addressing diverse audiences and initiating conversations about their work with visitors.
    • ·         Ability to explain processes while simultaneously demonstrating woodworking.
    • ·         Teaching experience (formal or informal).

    Hours, Wage & Application:
    This is a temporary, part-time position beginning in mid-May 2018 and through end of October. The Woodworker/Cabinetmaker will be required to work 3 days a week, Wednesday – Sunday, including at least one Saturday or Sunday per week, other days to be determined. Additional weekend days may be required on holiday weekends and/or special event days. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position will receive wages commensurate with experience. This position offers limited benefits and is generously funded by the Americana Foundation.

    To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@osv.org with “Cabinetmaker” and your last name in the subject line. Applications are due by April 27, 2018. Application review will begin immediately.

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