Semester Program Director

Yestermorrow Design/Build School • Waitsfield, VT
Posted: May 24, 2017

The Semester Program Director is the lead instructor and supervisor for the Yestermorrow/UMASS Semester in Sustainable Design/Build. The Director is responsible for delivering the academic curriculum, leading and guiding the design/build process, supervising the faculty team (a co-instructor and teaching assistant), and teaching the students how to develop and structure the design/build process collaboratively and constructively for themselves. The Director is also responsible for the academic evaluation of students and administering credits through UMass Amherst. The Director position is seasonal, from early August through mid-late December (dates negotiable), and is cross-listed as faculty in the Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst. For full job description, please click here. Preference given to applications received before June 16th, 2017.

Digital Communications Specialist

Bensonwood • Walpole, NH
Posted: June 9, 2017

Bensonwood, a design-build company, located in Walpole, NH, seeks a Digital Communications Specialist to join its growing team.
Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and panelized homes as well as light commercial projects. The company has a forty year history of building unique residential and commercial projects throughout the US. The company’s dynamic, team-oriented culture values high performance and continuous improvement.
The Digital Communications Specialist role is responsible for enhancing our internal and external digital communications initiatives and improving how we connect with our buyers, partners, employees, the media, consumers and influencers.
To apply online, visit our website at

Semester Program Teaching Assistant

Yestermorrow Design/Build School • Waitsfield, VT
Posted: June 5, 2017

The Semester Program Teaching Assistant works with the Faculty Team to facilitate the Yestermorrow/UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build, a 15-credit, 16-week program (8/19-12/8/17) for up to 15 undergraduates and recent graduates.  Started in 2011, the Semester Program is focused on the collaborative design and construction of a single, high-performance, year-round structure for a real client. The curriculum includes four credit-bearing courses, consisting of lectures, seminars, discussions, studio time, and jobsite work.  This position runs August 14 to December 15 and is well suited to applicants with experience in design, construction, or high-performance building and those looking to refine or develop their teaching.  For more information please visit the full description or contact  Preference given to applications received by June 23.

Project Supervisor

HistoriCorps • Wellston, MI and elsewhere
Posted: June 1, 2017

HistoriCorps seeks a Project Supervisor for two months of work in the Huron and Manistee
National Forests, who will supervise the preservation work on the Chittenden Nursery project
near Wellston, MI. There will be opportunities to extend employment with HistoriCorps
to projects in Virginia and other areas of the country. Project Supervisors are responsible for
everything related to, and everyone on, their respective work sites. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Prepare sites and plan project-related tasks for arrival of crews;
• Work with, provide on-the-job training for, and coordinate tasks for unskilled and
semiskilled volunteers and students;
• Supervise up to 3 paid crew (most typically 1);
• Supervise crews of up to 18 volunteers (most typically 6-8);• Supervise sub-contractors;
• Manage all job site and campsite activities;
• Purchase building materials;
• Adhere to and promote work safety standards.

Email for more information.

Volunteer on an historic preservation project in Allegany State Park!

HistoriCorps • Near Salamanca, NY
Posted: June 1, 2017

Volunteer and learn new skills with HistoriCorps in New York - in partnership with Allegany State Park!

HistoriCorps (, is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that engages volunteers to work on preservation projects across the country, often on structures located on public lands and in partnership with public lands agencies.

The Ryan Trail Cabins project is in partnership with Allegany State Park, located near Salamanca, NY. Volunteers will be able to learn skills and help preserve these historic structures, which will be opened for overnight rentals after volunteer work is complete. Volunteering on HistoriCorps projects is FREE and a great chance to gain important skills in the rising field of historic preservation.

HistoriCorps is a service learning partner of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture committed to the preservation and stewardship of significant resources on public lands.

Historic barn deconstruction and rebuild

House in the Woods LLC • Enfield, NH and Woodstock, VT
Posted: May 31, 2017

House in the Woods is looking for help to deconstruct a large 1820s scribe rule extended English barn in Enfield, NH. We'll then immediately rebuild the barn in Woodstock Vermont. We're looking for positive folks with carpentry, timber framing, deconstruction skills and attitude to work safely. Proficiency with the safe use of tools and power equipment is expected, as is the ability to safely move heavy things, work standing and at heights the entire day. Position starts in mid July and will run into September. This is a short term 1099 position for this project only, more work may be available on future projects depending on our workload. Reliable transportation, personal safety gear and liability insurance are required. OSHA 10 card helpful. We run a non-smoking, no cell phone/texting job site.

Please reply by email only with: Your contact info, a few lines about your relevant experience / background and a sense of your preferred hourly compensation and availability.

YouthBuild Construction Instructor

ReSOURCE YouthBuild • Central Vermont
Posted: May 30, 2017

ReSOURCE is an innovative non-profit organization with the mission of waste reduction, job skill training and poverty relief. The YouthBuild Construction Instructor supports this mission by providing weatherization, construction and job readiness training to young men and women enrolled in the YouthBuild program. The YouthBuild Construction Instructor will ensure that YouthBuild partners learn key construction, weatherization and energy efficiency skills while contracting on and completing projects.
-Help design and deliver a YouthBuild training program that both teaches youth job skills and general carpentry skills and provides an essential service that will reduce the energy consumed in homes.
- Ensure YouthBuild partners graduate the program with an understanding of the fundamentals of construction, employability skills, life skills and an ability to use these skills in a variety of work settings.
- Provide Love and Positivity while enhancing a creative fun learning environment.


Nka Foundation • Oklahoma City
Posted: May 25, 2017

Take the CHALLENGE! Own the Knowledge!

Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to designers, architects and builders to use their creativity to come up with modern mud types for rural Gambia. This is a live project! We will select 10 project teams to realize their projects between January 2018 to December 2019. Nka will partner with each team to organize an international building workshop to, onsite, design and build a unit of a vocational skills center. The challenge is to design and build one of the following types for the vocational school: a house type for the international volunteers and visiting staff, dormitory type for local students, cafeteria type, a classroom type, office building type, or dwelling type for the local teachers. You have 10 months to immerse in the local community, conduct site analysis and with some international volunteers build your design through use of local earth and other materials. Interested? Email to /

Construction Site Supervisor PAID position

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity • Williston, VT
Posted: May 23, 2017

Site Supervisor

Accountable to: Chair of the Construction Committee


The Site Supervisor is committed to carrying out the stated purpose of the committee and Habitat for Humanity. The Site Supervisor oversees the actual construction process.

Expected Commitment:
1. The duration of a single home build. Typically 8-10 months
2. Working with volunteers 3 days a week.

1. Supervising volunteers on the site, including site preparation, assigning specific tasks, providing necessary tools and materials, and supervising clean up.
2. Coordinating material acquisition and use.
3. Communicating with the Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Hosts.

1. Good working knowledge of all facets of construction.
2. Able to communicate the entire field process to both skilled and unskilled workers and volunteers.
3. Have field management skills and construction experience to assist in identifying costs,

carpenter/lead carpenter

sleightholm workshop design/build • crested butte, co
Posted: March 29, 2017

progressive design/build company looking for people interested in working on projects that seek to respect our environment, move forward with architecture that looks to each site and its conditions for inspiration, and dovetail the many crafts of homebuilding with the demands of understanding cold-climate building science. we are looking for 2-3 everyday carpenters that can have varying degrees of experience who want to live/work in a outdoors-oriented community and engage in building homes from foundation to finish that are guided buy passive house principles but built under the control of real-world financial circumstances. we are design/build in the truest sense. we design, draw, cost, excavate, frame, cabinetmake, and finish each home in house. we work in crested butte and gunnison, colorado.

Construction Supervisor

Community Rebuilds • Moab
Posted: March 28, 2016

Community Rebuilds' mission is to build energy-efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program. Our Construction Supervisors are critical members of our team. Construction Supervisors perform the following activities:

-Supervision of the construction of a straw bale home from foundation to finish utilizing an all-volunteer crew of student interns and participating families

-Application and instruction of both natural building and conventional building elements

-Application of best methods to meet building code and industry standards

-Instruction of proper tool use and site safety supervision

-Effective project scheduling, resource management and intern motivation to ensure that the project remains on schedule and completion shall be on or before the end of each build

-Foster working relationships with student interns and home owner

-Problem solving around dwelling and design