Grounds/General Maintenance Worker

Grounds/General Maintenance Worker

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Grounds Supervisor & Director of Facilities Operations

The Ethel Walker School has an opening for a general maintenance worker in our Facilities department. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.


  • Perform general grounds maintenance duties, including: mowing/mulching, athletic field preparation, snow shoveling, snow-blowing, snow-plowing, garden maintenance, operate grounds equipment, chainsaw work, fence repairs.
  • Perform varied general maintenance work including: framing, painting, carpentry, finish trim, sheetrock, remodeling and construction knowledge, general repair and maintenance work to floors, roofs, walls, stairways, windows, cabinetmaking, lock repair and key maintenance, and other duties as assigned.
  • Able to operate all types of power and hand tools used in carpentry work. 
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support the maintenance team and other departments.


  • Physically able to climb on and off of equipment used.
  • Ability to safely operate powered hand tools involving use of both hands and both legs.
  • Ability to lift, move, and carry loads such as bags of ice-melter, a bale of hay, etc. up to 75 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to think and respond appropriately to requests for assistance by members of the community.
  • Must be able to come in early or work late as needed to respond to weather or other conditions.
  • Must be able to work campus events as needed.
  • Ability to communicate and function as part of a team.
  • Must participate in monthly safety training programs.
  • May be asked to take rotation as designated on-call person after familiarity with campus is achieved.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact list of three (3) professional references in one (1) document to