Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks groundskeepers to join our team of dedicated groundskeepers in caring for your extensive campus focusing on our turf fields.
Westtown is a spirit-led school where students are empowered to discover their unique gifts and guiding purpose in a values-based community, while acquiring the skills and knowledge they will need to impact — and to better — the world they will inherit. Founded in 1799 by members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Westtown educates not just for the sake of college preparation, but for an engaged and reflective life. The school’s academic program is rigorous, and its college admissions record is impressive. At the same time, the school places a strong emphasis on reflection and mindfulness, both in weekly Meeting for Worship and in students’ everyday lives. Westtown’s beautiful 600-acre campus, located just 25 miles west of Philadelphia, encourages investigation, relaxation, and play, as well as illustrating the school’s commitment to sustainability. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.
Groundskeepers Essential Functions:
Maintain all athletic fields and school grounds on a daily basis.
Prepares athletics fields for sporting events in accordance with league regulations.
Prune and maintain trees and remove leaves and rubbish from athletic fields.
Operate tractors, loaders and other grounds vehicles as needed.
Weed flower beds and around shrubs and trees as directed.
Plant trees/shrubs and annuals as needed.
Removes snow and ice using power snow blowers, chemical ice melters, and truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or ice scrapers must be available for early morning and night hours when inclement weather is forecasted.
Maintains streets in the immediate vicinity of campus.
Maintains parking lots.
Provides support and manpower as needed to other School and Physical Plant departments.
Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 25 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100lbs. occasionally with assistance.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl for extended periods of time.
Must be able to climb ladders.
Must be able to push and/or pull heavy loads.
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum one year experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities or equivalent education, training or experience.
Ability to work within the overall organization of the Facilities department and work with skilled and unskilled personnel.
Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Lana Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.