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Grounds and Maintenance Manager

Primrose Hill School

Rhinebeck, NY, USA

Full time

Other

May 31

Grounds and Maintenance Manager

The Grounds & Maintenance Manager is a key figure at our school supporting the lead Farm and Garden Teacher and farmhand in maintaining the farm and garden space, and the larger campus. The manager will perform important jobs for the facilities and grounds of our campus and have responsibilities to the animals. We welcome collaboration and ideas to help improve our school environment. Reliability and flexibility are key personality traits for the person in this role.

Qualifications and Specific Responsibilities:

  • Small repairs/painting/light maintenance
  • Lawn mowing, raking, snow removal based on seasonal needs
  • General grounds beautification
  • Inspections and annual facilities regulations
  • Light electrical, plumbing and renovation
  • Maintaining the composting space, turning it, keeping it clean, and performing a visual sweep of the site for trash
  • Three farm chore shifts including animal feeding
  • Manage and coordinate grain/hay/supplies needs with the farm coordinator
  • General oversight of needs in the farm and garden area, keeping the spaces tidy and organized, as much as they can be in a farm and garden workspace
  • An active member on the Facilities, Farm and Garden Committee
  • Coordination with the Farm and Garden teacher and Farm Coordinator
  • The ability to self reflect, strive to grow, and to be worthy of imitation
  • A strong work ethic and the eagerness to support a growing school
  • An ability to collaborate, independently manage, and contribute 
  • A strength in developing partnerships with colleagues
  • Some meeting and event participation will be required such as Community Days (once quarterly), Facilities Meetings.
  • A commitment to the children’s “real work” on the farm and in the garden 
  • Making sure children follow through with jobs, including putting tools back where they belong, taking the time to work with care and thoughtfulness
  • A commitment to be a steward of the land, leading by example and encouraging this mindset and way of being in the children and faculty.
  • Monthly and situational communication updates with the faculty and staff about the farm and garden
  • Days Worked - 40 hours/week, flexible days depending on seasonal work needs
  • Salary - commensurate with experience, range $40,000-$50,000

Primrose Hill School offers a compensation package that includes generous time off, financial support for child tuition and professional development, mentorship, healthcare benefits for those who qualify and more. We are committed to enriching our educational environment and culture through the diversity of our employees. We actively seek systemically excluded communities in our applicant pool, including but not limited to BIPOC and/or LGBTQIAP2+ candidates. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two references (one must be a professional reference). Please submit by email to admin@primrosehillschool.com and indicate position of interest in the email subject line.


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