Weaver Needed / Job opportunity

Sally O

This notice was sent to me because I coordinate weaving volunteers at a NPS site in New Jersey. Please pass this opportunity along if you know someone who would be interested in the position. See contact information listed below. (Do not reply to me or WeaveTech.)

Loom Repairer: WG-8
Open & closing dates: 01/03/2020 to 01/13/2020
Appointment typePermanent / Full-Time
Salary$23.22 to $27.07 per hour 


The incumbent is responsible for running and repairing the historic machinery in the Boott Cotton Mills Museum weave room, the park's signature living-history exhibit which recreates the look and atmosphere of a textile factory floor. It showcases 88 Draper Model E looms, bobbin winders, and other machinery. The incumbent will report to the Exhibits Specialist.

Wearing period costume circa 1900, the loom fixer repairs, maintains, and safely operates looms, bobbin winders, and line shafting in the exhibit. The loom fixer interacts with museum visitors and demonstrates NPS interpretive competencies. The loom fixer maintains records and schedules for maintenance and lubrication of weaving machinery and related textile equipment. When needed, the loom fixer sets up and operates a portable loom for special events. The loom fixer also receives shipments and unloads textile supplies with the use of a forklift as necessary.

Michelle King
Administrative Program Specialist
Lowell National Historical Park
67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA

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