Furniture Making Job Opportunities at the School

(Please note we've filled these positions) We're  leaving the descriptions up for information.

The Port Townsend School of Woodworking has received, through the good offices of  Fort Worden PDA, a grant to setup a program to make porch furniture for the Officer's Row housing here at Fort Worden.

This three month proof of concept project will build 40 pieces of solid White Oak porch furniture. The project will require a knowledge of hand tool and machine tool woodworking techniques. Work will performed in the School's new workshop at the park between October - December 2015.

We see this project as a growth opportunity for graduates of the Foundation Course. If you had prior experience in a production setting or have gained experience since graduation we’d be delighted to consider you for the lead position. If you have less experience we’d consider you for the intern position. Both positions are paid, rate is dependent on experience. Positions are up to 40 hours/week.

John Marckworth is acting as lead in setting up this project. Please direct all questions to John.

Job descriptions:

Furniture Maker (lead)

Experience / Competencies required:

  1. Competent hand and machine tool woodworking skills. The work is intended for graduates of the Foundations of Woodworking Intensive at the School.
  2. Experience building solid wood furniture with hand tools and machine tools - preferably in a production setting
  3. Ability to supervise a small team. Collaborative attitude to problem solving and scheduling during the project.
  4. Some training will be provided - the School will provide mentorship and guidance to the lead position.

Benefits:

  1. Gain more experience in production furniture making. Help establish the School’s new workshop and building a better Fort Worden.
  2. Pay is negotiable depending on experience.

Furniture Maker (intern)

Experience / Competencies required:

  1. Competent hand and machine tool woodworking skills. The work is intended for graduates of the Foundations of Woodworking Intensive at the School.
  2. Or equivalent work experience in building solid wood furniture with hand tools and machine tools.
  3. Works well under supervision. Collaborative attitude to problem solving and scheduling during the project.

Benefits:

  1. Training in production furniture making. Gain experience in production techniques and tooling
  2. Pay is negotiable depending on experience.

Please contact:

John Marckworth john.marckworth@gmail.com
+1-360-316-9480
Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades
200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
www.ptwoodschool.org