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One of nation’s oldest schools for hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, NBSS is internationally known for its programs that help students to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. For more than a century, the exceptional programs, master faculty, and inspiring community have encouraged individual growth, curiosity, technical mastery, and commitment to excellence.


Carpentry Instructor

Posted June 19, 2017

North Bennet Street School seeks an an experienced carpenter as an instructor in the nine-month Carpentry program. The program teaches adults entering the trade the theory and practice of residential construction including framing floors, walls and roofs; door and window installation; interior and exterior finish; drafting; hand tool and machine use.

The ideal candidate is an organized and thoughtful teacher who is committed to high-quality work and is capable of teaching adults of varying abilities and experience. Prior teaching experience is preferred. A good work ethic and excellent communication skills are a must. Clean driving record necessary.

The instructor is responsible for assisting in preparation and presentation of all material. The methods of teaching include lecture, demonstration, and directed projects within the classroom/shop and related field trips. In addition to classroom and shop work, the class completes on-site projects such as: decks, additions, garages. These ‘real’ projects serve as examples for estimating, site preparation, and construction. The instructor will assist with evaluating student performance and be responsible for tracking student attendance.

In addition to teaching, the instructor is responsible for assisting with department administrative duties, ordering tools and materials, coordinating site work with clients, and maintaining a safe environment. Responsibilities also include attending faculty meetings, advisory committee meetings, required staff meetings, and after hours events such as Open House and fundraisers.

The class size is 26 students, ages 18 and older. Students come to the program with a range of woodworking experience from very little to a moderate amount. All students have completed high school and some have college degrees. Each student has a dedicated work space and the carpentry program has a dedicated machine shop adjacent to the classroom. Textbooks used include Carpentry by Leonard Koel and the Massachusetts Building Code book.

The daily schedule is 7:30 am-2:30 pm, Monday through Friday during the academic year (approximately September 1 through May 31). During site work, the schedule may change to a four-day work week with longer days. There is a two-week break at the end of December, a one-week break in March and nine paid holidays.

In addition to carpentry, NBSS offers training programs in Bookbinding, Cabinet & Furniture Making, Jewelry Making & Repair, Locksmithing & Security Technology, Basic and Advanced Piano Technology, Preservation Carpentry, and Violin Making & Repair. Additional information is online at www.nbss.edu.

Salary commensurate with experience. Health, retirement, and other benefits are available.

Send cover letter, resume, and examples of your work (as attachments or a link to an online portfolio or website) to jobs@nbss.edu by Friday, July 14, 2017.


Director of Student Life & Career Services

Posted May 22, 2017

North Bennet Street School (NBSS), a traditional trades career training school in Boston, seeks an experienced professional for a full-time Director of Student Life & Career Services position.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished student life and career services professional, with experience working with non-traditional adult students. They should be organized, thoughtful, and committed to high-quality work. A good work ethic and excellent communication skills are a must.

The Director of Student Life & Career Services provides support to a diverse population of adult students, including assisting incoming and current students with resources for housing, health and wellness, and career and employment services.

A key responsibility will be to maintain our accreditation standards and requirements regarding graduate employment and reporting. The Director of Student Life & Career Services will develop and maintain an employment outreach program and job and commissions database, will provide career centered networking opportunities, resume development, and resources for developing interviewing and job search skills for both students and alumni.

The Director serves as the liaison to the alumni and Alumni Association, working closely with the Alumni Association President on programs and strategies to engage alumni.

In addition to the above, the Director coordinates events that provide professional opportunities for students including, but not limited to, Employer/Student Networking sessions, the Student/Alumni Business Course, student participation in the NBSS Annual Celebration of Craft, and trade shows such as CraftBoston Holiday and Annual Fine Furnishings Shows in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Responsibilities also include after hours and weekend events such as Open Houses, trade shows, exhibits, student events, alumni events, and fundraisers.

Salary commensurate with experience. Health, retirement, and other benefits are available.

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@nbss.edu by Friday, June 30, 2017.


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