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🔗preservation carpenter/window restoration specialist

  • Full Time
  • Quicksburg, Va
  • $15 - $30 USD / Hour
  • February 23, 2023
  • How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should Email or mail a resume and cover letter to Michael Watkinson. If sent by email, please state Job Opportunity in the subject heading. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly, no phone calls please.

  • Job benefits: Paid time off
  • Contact Name: Michael Watkinson
  • Application Email:

Website Shenandoah Restorations

Shenandoah Restorations is committed to preserving the rich architectural heritage around the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginai and continuing an enduring tradition of artisanal integrity in the historic building trades. We specialize in the total restoration and preservation of any traditionally built structure.

Position Available: Preservation Carpenter/Window Restoration Specialist

Duties: Assist in the restoration of all aspects of historic structures and outbuildings, including but not limited to rough and fine carpentry, historic window restoration, masonry, plaster repair, painting, cabinetry, log building restoration, and structural repair. The position will be responsible for executing detailed and thoughtful restoration carpentry work efficiently and thoroughly. The ability to work independently with little supervision and manage small projects is highly desired. The position has plenty of room for growth and advancement into leadership roles.

Shenandoah Restorations specializes in historic restoration in the Shenandoah Valley area, including vernacular log construction, 18th-century mansions, barns/outbuildings, and house museums.  Much of our work also focuses on window and door restoration, which would be a significant focus for this job.


  • Interest in historic buildings and restoration
  • Carpentry experience (at least one year)
  • Efficient and strong work ethic
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a team
  • Interest in learning and willingness to grow and accept increased responsibility
  • Able to lift 50 to 100lbs
  • Ability to work from ladders and scaffolding
  • Ability to manage time and tasks
  • Detail oriented
  • Possession of essential carpentry tools and the ability to work with them
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Familiarity with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation and lead-safe practices is beneficial.

Starting Pay: $15 – $30/hour based on experience and qualifications, paid time off included. Pay and responsibilities are expected to grow with increased skills and expertise—annual and periodic bonuses.

Paid Internships are also available.

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