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Carpenter/Facilities Support

Carpenter/Facilities Support

Maret School is seeking a skilled carpenter to support its Facilities Department. Key duties will include painting, wall patching, carpet repair, lock repair, masonry, and light HVAC duties across campus. The selected applicant will also provide support with event setup/breakdown, snow removal, and emergency repairs.

Essential Duties

  • Utilize school-owned or rented equipment to complete carpentry projects (for example, include installation of doors, windows, cabinetry, countertops, partitions, bookcases, and marker boards)
  • Assess and repair roofing and floors, including wood and tile
  • Complete routine painting and touch-ups as assigned
  • Install acoustical ceilings, weather-stripping and caulking, and floor tiles
  • Pour concrete and lay cement blocks
  • Install and repair panic hardware and door closures
  • Repair or replace various wall accessories and restroom dispensers

Other Duties

  • Assist other trades with completing projects
  • Interpret work orders, drawings, and plan tasks in a proper sequence
  • Set up and operate all woodworking machinery and hand tools in a safe manner
  • Assist with daily carline and perform other traffic control as needed
  • Respond to occasional emergency situations (fire alarms, weather alerts, power outages, etc.) promptly and take actions to safeguard occupants, mitigate damage, and restore operations
  • Maintain, along with other members of the team, a clean and safe maintenance shop, mechanical plant, and mechanical rooms
  • Perform work orders and other duties as assigned

Desired Experience and Expertise

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Trade school or specialized training preferred
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Willingness to learn and perform a wide variety of tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a school environment and/or with children
  • Familiarity with technology systems (Microsoft Office Suite, Asset Essentials ticketing system)


  • Capable of bending, stretching, reaching, lifting, and/or standing for extended periods and able to carry, lift, or drag heavy items (up to 50 pounds)
  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to hear voices, alarms, bells, and horns
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed


  • Proficiency with all types of carpentry tools, including but not limited to saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, planers, and sanders
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and blueprints
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team
  • Commitment to professional development of self and others
  • Strong organization and time-management
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an appropriate and effective course of action
  • Ability to interact with a variety of people in a professional, cooperative, and courteous manner
  • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Maret’s dynamic community and campus in the midst of Washington, DC, create a unique learning environment for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Expert teachers inspire students to think both creatively and analytically, seek out multiple perspectives, work hard, and make time for joy as they tackle our challenging curriculum and explore artistic and athletic pursuits. The school’s mission and core values guide all that we do and provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and achievement.

Our community strives for equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or creed. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.

All adults on campus are role models for our students and are considered part of the faculty. Every Maret employee must abide by our code of conduct.

To apply, please send cover letter and résumé BY EMAIL ONLY Please email from individual email accounts as we will not open materials sent from a third-party firm or address. Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond personally to every applicant. You will hear from us only if your experience matches our current needs.