Nine-month Comprehensive Assistantships

One assistantship is available each year for the Nine-month Comprehensive. Hours are generally Monday through Friday, from 9:00-5:00, although they sometimes shift to provide Saturday coverage.

Benefits

    • Working with, and learning from, outstanding professionals
    • Teaching experience
    • Compensation at $360/week
    • Personal bench space

Qualifications

Nine-month Comprehensive Assistantships are open to Comprehensive graduates and others with equivalent or better professional experience.

Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • monitoring student safety in the machine room,
    • running errands
    • helping students one-on-one with their work
    • building jigs and fixtures
    • attending lectures and demonstrations
    • shop and machine maintenance
    • preparing materials for faculty demostrations, and
    • participating in daily shop cleanup

Application

Nine-month Comprehensive Assistantships are open to Comprehensive graduates and others with equivalent or better professional experience.

To apply please submit the following:

  1. Your resumé
  2. Digital images of your work
  3. A letter stating your reasons for applying and your goals as a woodworker
  4. If you are not an alumnus of the program, please provide names and telephone numbers of three references

Applications are due three months to the day before the Nine-month Comprehensive begins. They should be e-mailed to assistantship@woodschool.org. Notification will be made within two weeks.

Assistant Michaela StoneWorkshop Assistant Michaela Stone (left), 2013

Workshop Assistant Dave Messmer facilitating a students glue up 2015Workshop Assistant Dave Messmer (center) helps Instructor Ray Finan with a student's glue up in 2015's Cabinets and Casepeices course

 

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