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Preservation Carpenter - Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY

  • 12 Apr 2021 1:00 PM
    Message # 10303959

    Position Title:             Preservation Carpenter

    Position:                      Year-round, 40 hours per week

    Reports to:                 Curator of Collections

    Primary Function:      Repair and maintenance of modern and historic structures.

    Genesee Country Village & Museum, in Mumford, NY, seeks a preservation carpenter to work with its collection of 67 historic buildings and related support structures. The preservation carpenter plays a critical hands-on role in the preservation and maintenance of GCV&M’s historic assets. Daily work can range from simple maintenance to complex repairs. This wide range of tasks might be performed individually or as part of a team. Located 25 miles from Rochester, NY, GCV&M is the third-largest living history site in the country and the largest in New York State. For more information on the Museum and its programming, see www.gcv.org.


    ·         Restores, alters and repairs GCV&M’s collection of historic buildings (75%)

    ·         Conducts maintenance and repairs on modern support buildings (15%)

    ·         Performs conditions assessments and works with staff team to document building preservation (5%)

    ·         Assists in fabrication and set up of Museum exhibits (5%)

    ·         Tracks time and materials within project budget parameters

    ·         Works collaboratively with and/or manages work contracts for a variety of contractors and consultants for timely project completions


    ·         Work efficiently, courteously, and professionally with a wide range of staff and volunteers

    ·         Communicate in a friendly and hospitable manner at all times

    ·         Represent the Museum in a professional way including appearance

    ·         Be sensitive to the cultural differences as represented by the Museum’s collections, educational mission, and audience.


    ·         Significant experience working with old and historic properties

    ·         Familiarity with historic architectural styles, traditional materials, tools, and techniques

    ·         Knowledge of current historic preservation standards, materials, and techniques

    ·         Ability to read blueprints and plans

    ·         Must be able to perform manual tasks such as loading and unloading supplies

    ·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

    ·         Able to climb and work safely from ladders and scaffolding

    ·         Valid New York State Driver’s License

    ·         Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

    ·         Ability to work inside and outside in warm and cold weather

    ·         Must pass a background check

    Please apply here, or send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to humanresources@gcv.org by May 14, 2021 for consideration.  

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