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Seasonal Painter

Title:  Painter (Seasonal) April to December 2024

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:30


Classification: Full-time (Non-exempt)


Reports to: Preservation Crew Supervisor


Job Summary: The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a Seasonal Painter to assist with the preparation and painting of the organization’s unique collection of historic properties, primarily in downtown Newport. This position will be part of a four-person Paint Crew.


Salary Range: $20.00 per hour (40 hours per week)

401(k) contribution (not a match),

Sick Leave in accordance with RI Sick and Safety Leave Act

Free on-site parking


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 during 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, paint mixing/storage area and work area.
  • Keep a clean safe work environment.



  • Graduation from high school and one year of experience at a level equivalent to journeyman painter or similar work experience.
  • 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.


To apply please send résumé to by April 19th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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