Position: Seasonal Maintenance
Job Type: Full-time, seasonal: As early as May – as late as September
Total positions hired: 1
Duration: 3-4 months with option for longer
To perform the general maintenance, repairs and upkeep of the Bethany Birches Camp facilities including building, grounds, motor vehicles and tools. This person will also be responsible to oversee some volunteers.
- Coordinate and plan for volunteer workgroups and workdays that may occur during summer
- Give a report to the Executive Director each month (include major and minor needs – present and future & what you’ve been working on)
- Coordinate and plan for some capital improvement projects
- Contact and oversee service personnel such as plumber, electrician, etc. when needed
- Oversee and complete lawn mowing (volunteers help with this task)
- Purchase and retrieve needed supplies for maintenance and repair
- Keep shelters stocked with fire wood
- Keep all motors (tractor, mower, weed whacker, chain saws etc.) in proper condition performing regular maintenance according to the proper schedules
- Maintain trails, low ropes course, pond features and other physical resources.
- Complete daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks
During the summer, there are some program tasks and involvement.
- Up to $1500/month commensurate with experience
- $400 worth of room and board each month
- Incredible benefits. Here’s how one maintenance manager described it:
“As far as summer jobs go, I learned it’s hard to beat a few months at camp. I got to play with chainsaws and power tools, drive BBC’s tractor and gator (think of a golf-cart on steroids), and mosey into the pavilion three times a day for a delicious home cooked meal. Best of all, many of my contributions, like the cupboards and cooperation course obstacles and water slide and privy, will continue to be used and enjoyed long after my summer. But the time I spent with the campers trumped all my daytime accomplishments. I’ll never forget teaching a camper to play the harmonica and then performing with him on cinema night, or pulling a trailer load of kids down to the brook crossing to repair the fords.”
Fall 2008 Newsletter, Isaac Moyer