Lowell National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park Service (NPS) located in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Lowell is one of the most significant early American industrial cities and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum is a nationally recognized museum. 

We’re seeking a loom fixer to run and repair the historic machinery in the Boott Cotton Mills Museum weave room exhibit which recreates the look of an early-20th century textile factory.  It showcases 90 Draper Model E looms, bobbin winders, and other machinery. 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Wear historic costume
  • Repair, maintain, and safely operate looms (circa 1920, lacking modern safety mechanisms), bobbin winders, and line shafting for museum exhibits and public displays.
  • Maintain records and schedules for maintenance and lubrication of weaving machinery and related textile equipment.
  • Receive shipments and unload textile supplies with the use of a fork lift.
  • Interact with museum visitors and demonstrate NPS interpretive competencies.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Possess a strong safety mindset to work with very dangerous machinery.
  • Experience maintaining power looms, bobbin winders, cloth inspection machines, tying machines, and line shafting.
  • Experience interacting with diverse public audiences.
  • Ability to operate forklift.
  • Ability to tolerate standing for long periods of time, high machine noise (with ear plugs), and lifting and carrying objects of various weights and sizes.


  • Medical insurance
  • Retirement
  • Generous paid time off
  • Relocation assistance offered

Job Type:  Full time

Salary:  Starts at $22.75 per Hour

Must apply via USAJobs.gov.  Please email Laurel_Racine@nps.gov to receive notice when USAJobs announcement opens.