The Facilities Director is responsible for the active maintenance, repair and improvement of the grounds and facilities of the Peters Valley School of Craft Campus. They also work in cooperation with housekeeping and dining hall operations and are responsible for the infrastructural set up and break down of special events throughout the year such as the Annual Fine Craft Fair, Open House, and Benefit Dinner. Reports to the Executive Director to maintain a general maintenance program for the Peters Valley Facilities to provide clients with a high quality craft school experience. Works with and manages the facilities staff, volunteers, and contractors to achieve these goals. Also serves on the Facilities Committee and works with the National Park Service staff maintaining health and safety requirements and reporting requirements.
This position requires a valid driver’s license, strong working knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and small engine maintenance, management and communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet goals and deadlines. Must have knowledge of Microsoft word and excel platforms and must possess a gracious demeanor, and enjoy working with people as a team player to achieve organizational goals. This position requires working on weekends in an active and creative environment. The position is full-time, health benefit eligible, salaried and requires on campus housing (applicants must be willing to live on campus in a single dwelling home).
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to drive the company truck, and required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk in areas of the campus with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by February 1, 2020. Send resume, 3 references and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position to Kristin Muller Executive Director by email to: info (@) petersvalley.org Subject: Application for Facilities Director Position
STUDIO MANAGER FOR WOOD & METALS
The Studio Manager will be responsible for management, maintenance, and all safety procedures for three studio areas (Blacksmithing, Fine Metals & Woodworking) as well as the overall instructor and student experience. They will also manage studio assistants for the successful production of the educational programs. Candidates must possess strengths in the following areas: organization, communication, working knowledge of machinery and tools used in specific studio areas, knowledge of the nature of the craft and safety protocols, customer service and people skills. This is a year-round, salaried position with a health benefit contribution. The position also includes on-campus housing in a single family dwelling. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2020. Click here for complete details.
YOUTH ART STUDIO ARTIST FELLOW
This fellowship is available during the months of July and August to manage our Youth Art Studio and oversee workshops for children ages 7 to 17. This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced energetic artist with great people skills and strong working knowledge of crafts. Applicants must be 21 years or older. Stipend and room/board provided. Deadline to apply is February 15th. Click here for full details and application
This is a full time seasonal salaried position that begins May 1st and runs through mid September of 2020. The work requires 40 hours per week including weekend availability as our food service is open from Thursday through Tuesdays. This is a fast paced dining hall serving adult students and instructors during the summer workshop season. The Dining hall serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at set times. Applicant should possess: fabulous healthy cooking and presentation skills, strong organizational skills, food safety certification, the ability to work well with others in a small setting, strong customer service and problem solving skills. Prior professional cooking experience is a must. We are looking for a talented cook who enjoys producing a variety of healthy foods to satisfy our discerning clientele who enjoy menus that offer everything from meat and potatoes, to vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals.
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of these jobs, the employee is regularly required to stand and work with their hands. The employee is required to use hands. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle or touch objects, tools or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to walk on natural terrain and carry items. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Specific vision required by this job is close vision. Climate control is very limited and the kitchen can be hot for sustained periods of time.
Please send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least 3 references to: Kristin Muller, Executive Director, director (@)petersvalley.org
A great opportunity for established artists to a part of our Summer Workshop Program. Workshops range from 2 to 5 days in length and run mid-May through mid-September. New and exciting workshop subjects and instrutors are always being sought for both the Adult workshops and our Youth Art program. Please send a short proposal, resume and a few images of your work to Jennifer Apgar, Education Director for consideration. Jen (@) petersvalley.org
CRAFTSMEN AT WORK DEMONSTRATORS
This innovative program sends working artists into schools and other facilities for a day of demonstration. All demonstrators are paid for their time. If you are interested in being considered as a demonstrator, please contact Raechel Eddy, Registrar. registrar (@) petersvalley.org
The Peters Valley Gallery sells work from dozens of talented Artists and Craftspeople who consign their work in the store. Contact Brienne Rosner, Gallery Director for more information. gallery (@) petersvalley.org
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The employment policy of Peters Valley School of Craft, Inc. is to provide equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, socioeconomic status, marital or veteran status. The policy emanates from the basic belief that all people are created equal. Peters Valley is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone and is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.