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Painter

Classification: Full-time (Non-exempt)

Reports to: Paint Supervisor

Job Summary: The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking an experienced, full-time painter to assist with the preparation and painting of the organization’s unique collection of historic properties. This position will be part of a five-person Paint Crew, which works in tandem with the Carpentry Crew and, collectively, are an integral component of the organization’s Preservation Department. NRF hopes to bring on a painter not only with substantial expertise in the trade, but also strong personnel and project management abilities.

Salary Range:$47,840-$54,080 annually, $23.00-$26.00 per hour (commensurate with experience), medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, health savings account, 401(k) contribution (not a match), 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, and a generous amount of holidays.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Wash, scrape, sand, and smooth interior and exterior surfaces prior to painting, varnishing, or applying other related materials.
• Fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, or other fillers using caulking guns or putty knives.
• Remove fixtures such as lamps and electrical switch covers prior to painting.
• Cover surfaces with drop cloths to protect them during the painting process.
• Operate compressors, spray equipment, and other small power equipment.
• Erect various types of scaffolding, staging and ladders to reach surfaces of work area.
• Apply paints, stains, surface preparatory materials and undercoating materials to a variety of surfaces and according to Safety Data Sheets ensuring compliance with hazardous materials guidelines.
• Clean equipment as well as paint mixing/storage area and work areas.
• Assist the Carpentry and Systems’ Crews as necessary and directed by Paint Supervisor or Crew Foreman.

Required Qualifications:

• Ten or more years of experience at a level equivalent to journeyman painter or similar work experience.
• Graduation from high school.
• Climb stairs and work from elevated surfaces including ladders, staging and roofs.
• Lift a maximum weight of 50 lbs. alone or larger weights in concert with others.
• Make fast, simple, repeated movements of fingers, hands and wrists.
• Keep hand and arm steady while moving arm or holding arm and hand in one position.
• Regularly bend, stretch and kneel.
• Integrate and work effectively as a member of the team.
• Manage time both in quality job performance and in using paid time off.
• Interact professionally with tenants and outside contacts.
• Ability to follow supervisor’s instructions and also work independently.
• Possess reliable transportation for traveling to and from job sites.

Preferred Qualifications
• 5+ years of project management experience
• 5+ years of personnel management experience
• Lead-based paint and RRP experience
• General property maintenance and light carpentry skills
• Experience working with historic properties and/or in museums

The position is 40 hours a week year round; Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. EOE.

To apply please send résumé to maeve@newportrestoration.org. The position remains open until filled.

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