Employment

NBSS is a non-profit institution that offers a welcoming and collaborative environment in Boston's North End. We're small but ambitious, supporting the School's mission to help students achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods.

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.

As we build on the School’s legacy of fine craftsmanship, we seek positive, dynamic individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

View open positions below.

Instructor/Department Head, Locksmithing & Security Technology
Part-Time Instructor, Advanced Piano Technology
Front Desk Receptionist


Instructor/Department Head, Locksmithing & Security Technology

Date Posted: May 25, 2021

North Bennet Street School is seeking an experienced Locksmith and Security Technician to serve as Department Head and Instructor for our full-time Locksmithing & Security Technology program. NBSS students train for employment in the trade through our full-time 9-month program. The program includes theory and practice of tools and machines, all aspects of mechanical security devices including lock installation and service, codes, master keying, removable core, electric strike and card readers, access control, and safe manipulation.

Candidates should be committed to quality and excellence in their work, have the ability to teach and mentor adult students of varying learning styles and experiences, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful applicants are locksmiths with at least five years of experience in the field who have great communication skills. Prior teaching experience will be a benefit.

The Department Head is the sole instructor of the Locksmithing & Security Technology department, responsible for delivering the approved course curriculum to the students as well as all administrative duties related to the department. This position also keeps current with the industry and helps to create relationships between the School and potential partners and employers. The Department Head reports to the Provost, and works closely with the Director of Admission & Enrollment and other staff members. All faculty members of full-time programs are supported in their work by a dedicated staff, including the Provost’s office and the Student Life & Career Services office, among others.

Program

The program’s daily schedule is 7:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and runs from September through May. There is a two-week winter recess at the end of December and a week-long break in March. The projected class size is 13 students, ages 18 and up, with varying backgrounds and experiences, and educational levels ranging from a high school diploma to college degree(s). Students may begin the program at the start of the fall semester or the spring semester.

Benefits & How to Apply

The salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is eligible for NBSS benefits, including a health care plan, retirement plan (403B), and other benefits.

Those interested should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@nbss.edu with “Locksmithing & Security Technology Department Head" in the subject line. Respond by June 30. We will begin interviewing candidates as soon as possible and the new hire will start toward the end of August 2021, overlapping with the current instructor for September and October, 2021.

NBSS is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, and encourages application from a diverse group of people. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will NBSS discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


Part-Time Instructor, Advanced Piano Technology

Date Posted: May 25, 2021

North Bennet Street School is seeking an experienced Piano Technician/Rebuilder to serve as a part-time (three days per week) Instructor for the full-time Advanced Piano Technology program. NBSS students train for employment in the trade through our full-time 9-month program. The program includes theory and practice of all aspects of rebuilding pianos including dis-assembly, repair and/or replacement techniques of all parts, safe use of tools and machines, business practices, as well as fine tuning and advanced regulation.

Candidates should be an experienced Piano Technician, Registered Piano Technician preferred, committed to quality and excellence in their work, have the ability to teach and mentor adult students of varying learning styles and experiences, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful applicants are piano technicians and rebuilders with at least five years of experience in the field who have great communication skills. Prior teaching experience will be a benefit. Qualified CTE and/or TEC a plus.

The part-time instructor splits the five-day weeks with another three-day per week instructor, sharing responsibility for delivering the approved course curriculum to the students as well as administrative duties related to the department. This position keeps current with the industry and assists in creating relationships between the School and potential partners and employers. The Instructor reports to the Department Head, and works closely with the current Instructor, the Director of Admission & Enrollment, and other staff members. All faculty members of full-time programs are supported in their work by a dedicated staff, including the Provost’s office and the Student Life & Career Services office, among others.

Program

The program’s daily schedule is 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday and runs from September through May. There is a two-week winter recess at the end of December and a week-long break in March. The projected class size is 9-12 students, ages 18 and up, with varying backgrounds and experiences, and educational levels ranging from a high school diploma to college degree(s). Students begin the program at the start of the fall semester with prerequisite experience of having either graduated from the NBSS Basic Piano Technology program or equivalent experience in the field.

Benefits & How to Apply

The salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is eligible for NBSS benefits, including a health care plan, retirement plan (403B), and other benefits.

Those interested should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@nbss.edu with “Part-Time Advanced Piano Technology Instructor'' in the subject line. Respond by June 30. We will begin interviewing candidates as soon as possible and the new hire will start toward the end of August 2021 in order to be ready for the September 13 start of school.

NBSS is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, and encourages application from a diverse group of people. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will NBSS discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


Front Desk Receptionist

Posted: June 15, 2021

North Bennet Street School is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist (a fully in-person position) to serve as the first point of contact between North Bennet Street School and its students, faculty, staff, and the general public, responsible for answering incoming telephone calls and greeting everyone who enters the School. Given that, the Front Desk Receptionist is primarily responsible for projecting a welcoming environment and both representing and communicating the core values of the School. At different times, they support all areas of the School and as such, serve as a key connector and communicator.

The Receptionist opens the facility weekday mornings at 7:00 am and staffs the front desk until 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with prearranged breaks. This position also provides essential administrative support to the Faculty and Administrative Staff, manages parking, and event rentals.

This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in dealing with the public with a professional presentation and a customer service orientation. The Receptionist should be detail oriented, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a minimum of stress. They have demonstrated diplomacy, judgment, initiative and problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently, and maintain strict confidentiality. They are also highly computer proficient, including Microsoft Office, database programs, Google Suite, shared calendars, and email.

The position is eligible for NBSS benefits, including a health care plan, retirement plan (403B), and other benefits.

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@nbss.edu with “Front Desk Receptionist" in the subject line. Respond by Sunday, July 11, 2021. We will begin interviewing candidates immediately and the new hire will start as soon as possible.

NBSS is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, and encourages application from a diverse group of people. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will NBSS discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, disability, mental illness, genetics, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.