Architectural Tradesperson

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Opening Details

Williams is pleased to announce the position of Architectural Tradesperson. This is a full-time (40 hrs. /week), year-round position in the Facilities Department. As part of a skilled Architectural Trades team, you will be called upon to perform a wide array of challenging tasks. With a 2,400 square foot workshop, a work truck and state of the art tools, you will have the opportunity to create, repair and restore architectural elements of the over 200-year-old campus.

This position is responsible for the maintenance of campus building systems such as roofs, gutters, walls, doors, door hardware, windows, ceilings, security and access systems, stairways, decks, floors, campus signage, furniture repairs, wall coverings, scaffolding, drywall/plaster and traffic/pavement markings. The Architectural Tradesperson must maintain good working relations with campus faculty, staff, and students with professionalism toward a broad range of people from diverse backgrounds.

The Facilities Department is dedicated to providing excellent service to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse staff. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Pay rates start at $20/hour, commensurate with experience. Job band S08. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at


  • Complete work orders to ensure the ongoing care and enhancement of the Williams campus both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in different environments with an awareness of surroundings to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.
  • Erection of staging for special events
  • Use of power equipment
  • Shoveling of snow
  • Participation in the on-call rotation as required and overtime as required
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to follow instructions, both verbally and written


  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects up to 75 pounds with assistance
  • Work on ladders and raised projects up to 70 ft in the air
  • Work in inclement weather year-round
  • Experience with painting and finishing
  • Knowledge of carpentry and experience with commercial-grade power tools
  • Masonry/tile experience
  • Flooring installation; knowledge of hardwood, carpet, LVT and laminate
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Computer skills

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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