Workshop Assistantships

These are occasionally available for periods of one to six weeks during the many of the courses and programs offered at Franklin St. We expect a lot but the learning and career opportunities can be invaluable.


    • Working with, and learning from, outstanding professionals in a wide variety of woodworking disciplines
    • Teaching experience
    • Compensation at $10.00/hour (includes overtime) for an approximate total of $400/week


The most important qualification is a friendly, helpful personality. After that, we look at your woodworking experience, commitment, and personal goals. We want to be sure the assistantship will be of maximum value to you.  We generally expect you to have taken some classes with us so that you are familiar with the methods of work, machinery and the workshop layout.


The work done by Assistants is essential to the successful outcome of the Workshops. 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,
    • shop and machine maintenance,
    • keeping bathrooms clean on a daily basis,
    • preparing materials for demonstrations,
    • participating in daily shop clean up and weekend changeovers


General work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and occassionally a full day over the weekend.


Assistantships are available for periods of one to six weeks throughout the year depending on class schedules.


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. The names and telephone numbers of three references
  5. An indication of when you are available.

Applications should be e-mailed to  Assistantship