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Preservation Carpenter - Genesee Country Village & Museum

  • 15 Jul 2021 2:09 PM
    Message # 10753886

    Job Description

    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.

    Experience and Skills


    • 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 send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to humanresources@gcv.org by July 30, 2021 for consideration.

    Job Benefits

    Medical Insurance: We offer 5 health insurance options. Some plans offered provide 100% of employer paid premium for single plans and single, plus children plans.
    Dental Insurance: We also provide 50% employer paid premium for single dental policy
    Life Insurance: We provide a 100% employer paid premium group life insurance policy of $50,000.
    Retirement: Employee contribution into retirement is immediate; eligible for Museum contribution, after two years of employment working over 1,000 hours each year--there are certain exceptions if you were previously employed with a 501c3 and participated in the retirement plan.
    Membership: Membership to the Genesee Country Village & Museum
    Vacation: Three weeks of paid vacation (prorated)
    Sick Time: 1 hour sick time accrued for every 30 hours worked.
    Holidays: Ten paid holidays for a calendar year

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Genesee Country Village & Museum is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    Apply here: https://gcv.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512962.viewjobdetail&CID=512962&JID=781367

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