GROUNDSKEEPER FOR CAMP AND PROPERTY 

(application below)

The Angelus Mountain Center (“the Site”) is a 55-acre site in Altadena, California. About 15 acres are used on a regular basis. The property includes a large stone lodge, four small cabins, two bathroom buildings, a swimming pool, garden, nature center and large grassy fields, as well as a caretaker’s cottage/house. 

Summerkids Camp, which serves campers ages 3-15, operates on the property from early June through the end of August, and runs a holiday program for three weeks each Christmas time. We offer a wide range of activities onsite, including archery, swimming, arts, crafts, gardening, sports, and more. 

The Angelus Mountain Center (“the Site”) is a 55-acre site in Altadena, California. About 15 acres are used on a regular basis. The property includes a large stone lodge, four small cabins, two bathroom buildings, a swimming pool, garden, nature center and large grassy fields, as well as a Groundskeeper’s two-bedroom cottage/house. 

Summerkids Camp, which serves campers ages 3-15, operates on the property from early June through the end of August, and runs a holiday program for three weeks each Christmas time. We offer a wide range of activities onsite, including archery, swimming, arts, crafts, gardening, sports, and more. 

This position will become available in early 2019.

Position Description: 

The Groundskeeper works with the Site Manager to ensure the overall appearance and ongoing management of the property’s buildings, grounds, equipment, and other facilities, both during the camp season and the off-season. In some circumstances, the Groundskeeper will serve as the public face of the organization to tradespeople, renters and others who might use the property. 

We are looking for a person who is friendly and outgoing, possesses some “handyperson” skills and is open to learning more. No day at camp is ever the same, so an ideal candidate must be a self-starter who can also respond efficiently to issues as they arise. 

This is a residential position, and the Groundskeeper would live full time on the property in a single family dwelling, which is provided as part of the compensation for this position after an initial period of employment.

This is a full-time, salaried position, complete with housing, some utilities and some additional benefits. While the majority of this job is a 40-hour, Monday-Friday schedule, it will at times require some weekend and evening work, with prior notice, instead. In addition, the Groundskeeper may need to be “on-call” for emergency tasks when they arise. 

An ideal candidate must be willing and able to complete many tasks and work often without supervision on a diverse group of tasks. 

The responsibilities for the Groundskeeper position could, in the right circumstance, be shared by a couple.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent Summerkids & The Angelus Mountain Center and its mission to the public, vendors, renters, regulatory agencies, program staff and program participants.

  • Serve as an important member of a team of staff members that provide support for Summerkids & The Angelus Mountain Center and their programs.

  • Provide a safe, clean and healthy environment to achieve the mission of giving children and adults an outdoor recreational experience where they can enjoy nature and thrive.

  • “Fix-it” work, which can include landscaping, grounds maintenance, painting, carpentry, plumbing, etc. at camp and at various other sites. 


Qualifications:

You must…

  • Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

  • Have experience in two of the following areas: construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, maintenance work, facility and equipment management, gardening/landscaping, and/or vehicle repair.

  • Possess independent physical mobility sufficient to meet the specific requirements of this job (see below).

  • Have outstanding references from both current and previous employers. 

  • Have strong communication skills, both oral and written. 

  • Be able to work with a wide variety of people and clearly articulate the needs and requirements for maintaining the facility and property.

  • Be able to pass a thorough security background check, complete with LiveScan fingerprinting.

  • Have some basic computer and online communication skills, including email, text and some familiarity with online databases. 

  • Be well organized.

  • Be comfortable working and living near the open forest, where wild animals can, at some times, be present, in a locale that is slightly isolated from more urban neighborhoods.

  • Be open to flexible scheduling with availability to work weekends as needed.

  • Have own transportation and a valid California driver's license with clean driving record.

  • U.S. work authorization.

Physical Requirements:

You must be able…

  • To lift at least 50 pounds

  • To walk in uneven terrain for at least three miles

  • To stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

  • To work in temperatures that range from 30° to 100°

Interested applications should fill out an online application below.   We will be setting up preliminary in-person and online interviews for candidates in whom we are interested.

Preliminary Application

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