Maintains buildings and related structures in all residence halls by applying carpentry procedures and techniques using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair or install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, etc. Performs custom woodworking and finishing carpentry procedures and techniques including use of specialized tools and equipment. Checks buildings to identify the need for carpentry repairs. Interprets and draws sketches or layouts of work to be performed. Erects and dismantles work from staging, ladders and scaffolding. Directs work of assigned Carpenter I's, Trades Workers and student employees. Performs related work as required.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday off
Break: 11:30am-12pm
Salary: $51,201.80 annually
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2024

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in carpentry, woodworking or cabinetmaking work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.



  1. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, vocational or vocational school at high school level or higher, with a major in carpentry, woodworking, or cabinetmaking may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.

License/Certifications Required:

Based upon assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Working Conditions:

This is an on-site, in-person position in Salem, Massachusetts.

Carpenters work unsupervised; stand, walk for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy materials and equipment; work in all types of weather; work varied shifts; are exposed to hazards of chemicals, glues, solvents, and noxious fumes, dust, high noise levels, ladders, staging and scaffolding at heights greater than 10 feet.

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email [email protected].

Application Instructions:

Please apply online. Resume and cover letter are not required, but appreciated.


Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university.


This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.


EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.