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Fourth River Workers Guild is a worker cooperative that provides a range of maintenance and support services to help homeowners welcome nature home. We use adaptive management techniques that prioritize long term relationships with homeowners and the land. Our approach to land care strengthens emotional connections between land and its human inhabitants as a foundation to socially integrated urban ecology. We are democratically managed, share profits, and offer pathways to business ownership. Fourth River is celebrating our tenth year of hard work, dedication to understanding our place in nature, and connecting lovers of nature to their land.

Lead Builder

Work on ecological projects with a great team to build out the structural foundations for ecological landscapes.



Use your construction or natural building experience to create the structures within environmentally managed landscapes. Expand your hands on technical skills and materials background to assist projects from planning through to completion. Work includes selecting wood species, procuring from local mills, building wooden structures, drystone construction, small stormwater improvements and repairs, building accessory structures, flatwork and general repairs. Fourth River serves a diversity of landscape types, clients, and ecological conditions within the Pittsburgh region. The position requires a minimum 5 years experience in a related field such as; carpentry, timberframing, trail construction, natural building, related trades or similar.

Application period open until position is filled
Flexible Hours 30-40hrs/wk