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Senior Painter

Title:                           Senior 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:  $52,000 $56,160 annually, $25.00-$27.00 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 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 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 The position remains open until filled.

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