Playhouse Event Specialist


Date: Spring 2019                                                               Department:  DCD

Classification:  Full Time, Non-Exempt                         Reports to: Playhouse Program Manager

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Playhouse Event Specialist (PES) will be responsible for supporting HEBSV’s Playhouse Program throughout the East and South Bay. The PES will coordinate as needed with other HEBSV staff.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting on Playhouse Builds & Prep Groups: Provide instruction and guidance during team building exercises centered around building playhouses which in turn are donated to another non-profit. Provide instruction and guidance to prep groups that cut and paint parts for future builds;
  • Teach Proper Tool Use: Use various tools to cut, paint, and assemble playhouses. Teach proper use of power tools such as table saw, circular saw, chop saw, router, drill. Teach how to roof a house;
  • Interface With Public: Be a public ambassador for the Playhouse Program and Habitat for Humanity. Interface with corporate, church and secular groups. Meet and introduce recipient families and non-profit representatives receiving the playhouses;
  • Program Logistics: Provide office logistical support such as inventory tracking, playhouse recipient coordination, volunteer coordination, sponsor coordination, GIK solicitation;
  • Organization, Inventory & Procedures: Ensure the shop and job site is organized and clean. Communicate to supervisor when materials and supplies run low. Maintain all relevant files. Follow appropriate procedures relating to injuries and volunteer engagement.


Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent people skills; Strong oral, public presentation and written communication skills;
  • Some college is preferred;
  • Construction or woodworking experience is a plus but not required;
  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively under pressure, and to seek creative solutions to situations;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Detail-oriented but flexible to accepting alternatives and make adjustments when the situation calls for it;
  • Commitment to the Habitat mission to create homeownership opportunities for low income families;

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

HEBSV Playhouse Program is expanding. We now have workshops in Milpitas and in West Oakland. The position will be primarily based in Milpitas but will require some travel between locations. Travel to and from playhouse builds at corporate sites is done using our box truck. The position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to stand for extended periods of time. Forklift training will be provided.

Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as needed.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

About the Author

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.