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Museum Maintainer—Carpentry Shop


  • Five years full-time paid experience as a carpenter/cabinetmaker
  • Knowledge of woodworking, construction, and related building maintenance, including use of hand and power tools such as pneumatic nailers and staplers; knowledge of blueprints and safe work practices
  • Ability to work from drawings and specs to build cases, pedestals, and other items required for Museum exhibitions, galleries, buildings, and grounds
  • Knowledge of door hardware installation, repair, and glazing
  • Ability to work safely from high ladders and scaffolds and handle all kinds of construction tools and materials
  • Ability to lift and transport heavy parts or equipment, up to 100 pounds
  • OSHA 30-hour training for construction industry


  • Perform independent work under the supervision of carpentry foreman, including but not limited to general maintenance and repair work of Museum building and contents and construction of frames, pedestals, cases, vitrines, platforms, walls, ceilings, and other structures required for galleries, exhibitions, grounds, offices, and other spaces
  • Repair and install walls, ceilings, doors, floors, locks, windows, office furniture, exhibition furnishings, and other objects as required
  • Maintain high quality of individual work
  • Work in a manner consistent with Museum rules and requirements for the protection of its contents and occupants, including wearing safety equipment and PPE
  • Keep the shop area clean and safe
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed; respond when required to protect property during emergencies

Start date: Immediately

Department: Operations and Facilities Management

Reports to: Manager of Operations and Facilities Management

Position type: Full-time

Salary: $59,265.85

Union status: Union—DC37 Local 1502

FLSA status: Nonexempt

Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm. This position is subject to occasional overtime and weekend hours.

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