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Genesee Country Village & Museum

Genesee Country Village & Museum, in Mumford, NY, seeks a preservation carpenter to work with its collection of 68 historic 19th century buildings and related support structures. 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.

Preservation Carpenter
professional Opportunity


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

* Conducts maintenance and repairs on modern support buildings (20%)

* 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

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How to apply
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to humanresources@gcv.org by December 23, 2016 for consideration.

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