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Collections Care Technician: Millwright or Shipwright

Collections Care Technician: Millwright or Shipwright

The Northwest Railway Museum is seeking a Collections Care Technician. This position will execute rehabilitation and restoration and maintenance projects on the Museum’s large artifacts with volunteers and other staff. The Collections Care Technician will work closely with the Collections Care Project Manager to ensure prioritization of project needs, and compliance with historic restoration standards as outlined by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Skills applicable to this work on our large object collection of coaches, freight cars and locomotives include pipefitting, welding, cabinet making, metal working, glazing, painting and cleaning. The position includes working with various tools in both indoor and outdoor settings; periods of standing, bending, crouching, and lifting; and managing others. Experience in a workshop setting, with a specialty in either wood or metalworking is required. A background in historic preservation, museum exhibits design and construction, or shop class teaching is desirable but not required.

The position is full-time. The workweek is Tuesday-Saturday and will include some full-weekends and holidays during special events. Collections Care Technician will be based primarily out of the Museum’s Conservation and Restoration Workshop, but may work on occasion at the Snoqualmie Depot (during events including Day Out With Thomas™, Railroad Days, Santa Train and other activities). Successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation, credit check, vaccine verification.

To apply please email your resume and a letter of interest.


Northwest Railway Museum is an equal-opportunity employer. As an organization, we are continuing to learn and implement changes to help us better serve our communities, practice inclusivity, and combat bias and inequity. We highly encourage persons of color, members of marginalized communities, women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:

We require staff to be fully vaccinated. We follow King County and Washington State covid-19 guidelines.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Snoqualmie, WA 98065: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Museum: 1 year (Preferred)
  • rehabilitation and restoration: 1 year (Preferred)
  • 10,000 hours minimum work as a wright

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)