Job Opening: Run the Port Townsend School of Woodworking


Tim Lawson, the executive director of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, is stepping down from his post and so the school is on the hunt for a replacement. I’ve taught a couple times at this school in Washington State, and it is one of the most gorgeous corners of the world I’ve ever visited. You can read more about my experiences there here.


It’s a special place, and it deserves a great leader. If you’re interested, here’s the official job announcement:

The Port Townsend School of Woodworking–a 501 (C3) non-profit–is actively searching for an executive director to join our team. Having become nationally recognized for our excellence in preserving and passing on traditional woodworking skills through entry- to master-level classes, we are now looking for an individual to help guide us through the next exciting phase of our development. The demand for deep craft knowledge is growing, and our facilities, staff and programs need to expand dramatically to meet the challenge.  Are you (or can you help us find) this person?  If so, please go online to our official Job Announcement to learn more.

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— Christopher Schwarz

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6 Responses to Job Opening: Run the Port Townsend School of Woodworking

  1. Michael says:

    Can this job be performed remotely?


  2. Derek Long says:

    I’d love the job, but on comparative skill level it would kind of be like appointing Gomer Pyle as Commandant of the Marine Corp.


  3. I’d happily move there. Also take classes and maybe even teach, if my skills should be considered sufficient… But I’m not the fundraising organizational wizard. I’m sure they need that a lot more for this position, than some woodnut tinkering in the shop – all happy and high on the sweet fumes of fir sap. I hope they find him/her. A beautiful place for spreading the gospel.


  4. I have mentally packed and unpacked my bags several times already today. That view is hard to beat.


  5. Is it just me or are they asking a lot for a salary of 45K-55K?


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