Job Posting: Preservation Carpentry Instructor

Job Posting: Preservation Carpentry Instructor


North Bennet Street School (NBSS), a traditional trades career training school in Boston, seeks an experienced preservation carpenter and instructor in the two -year preservation carpentry program to begin in August 2015. The program teaches adults entering the trade the theory and practice of residential construction and preservation carpentry working both in the shop and on historic structures in the greater Boston area using traditional and modern tools and machines. 

The ideal candidate is an organized and thoughtful teacher who is committed to high-quality work and is capable of teaching adults of varying abilities and experience. Prior teaching experience is preferred. 

The instructor is responsible for preparation and presentation of all material. The methods of teaching include lecture, demonstration and directed projects within the classroom/shop and in the field. In addition to classroom and shop work, the class completes on-site projects working on historic buildings. The instructor is responsible for evaluating student performance by quizzes and practical projects. Two full-time instructors teach 26 students in the two-year program. For most of the academic year, the students are separated into first- and second-year classes of 13 students, ages 18 and older. Students come to the program with a range of woodworking experience. This instructor works primarily with second-year students. 

In addition to teaching and evaluating students, the instructor works with the department head on machine maintenance, budget management, project management, van use and scheduling, and attends regular faculty meetings. 

The ideal candidate has experience teaching as well as experience with job site management, basic carpentry skills, traditional hand tool use, woodworking machine use and maintenance and is familiar with traditional building materials, methods and history. Experience with timber-framing and wood turning helpful. 

Salary commensurate with experience. Health, retirement and other benefits are available. 

This information is also on the school’s website at Send letter of interest and resume to

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