Museum of Science
  • 13-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Facilities - 740
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 26.5-28.5 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular, Full Time


Museum of Science, Boston

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The Carpenter maintains buildings and related structures and elements in good working order and condition; inspect and determine need for carpentry repairs or alterations; and support the department in its operation and upkeep of the facility. The Carpenter will assist in the general maintenance duties of the department as directed and as the schedule allows. Applies carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, etc.; inspect buildings to determine need for carpentry repairs or alterations; interpret and/or draw sketches or layouts of work to be done; erect and dismantle staging and scaffolding; operate lifts and perform related work as required. The Carpenter will assist in the general maintenance duties of the department as directed and as the schedule allows.


  • Work on scaffolding and/or ladders at heights greater than 10 feet
  • Are exposed to the hazards of sharp tools and running machinery
  • Major work contacts are with building occupants, vendors, trades workers and other organization staff.
  • May work varied shifts, weekends, holidays or nights and may be subject to standby (on call) work status


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday


Manager, Facilities


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 4 or more years of carpentry, building and/or construction trade experience.
  • Skill in using handheld power tools such as saws, drills, pneumatic nailers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small handheld tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc., and expertise in their use
  • Comfort working outdoors and in various weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to draw and/or interpret sketches
  • Working knowledge in the use of or the ability to learn Electronic Work Order Systems
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time


Non-Exempt (Hourly). $26.5-28.5/hour


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, a Museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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