Groundskeeper / General Maintenance Worker

Date: June 18, 2018
Reports To: Director of Maintenance

Solebury School seeks an experienced Groundskeeper to perform building maintenance, custodial, grounds-keeping tasks, and general maintenance that ensure the upkeep of school property. This position starts immediately.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Grounds maintenance activities, i.e., cutting, mowing, weeding, edging, mulching, planting foliage, etc
  • Track sports schedules and prepare fields prior to sporting activities
  • Recommend and arrange for new plants as well as removal of old plants, as appropriate
  • Maintain the high level of aesthetics and first impressions of the campus
  • Request/order supplies as needed under the direction of the Director of Facilities
  • Work cooperatively with others, possibly with longer hours, to meet the school’s needs
  • Assist with snow removal including shoveling running snowblowers and heavy snow removal equipment, sharing on-call responsibilities with facilities team members
  • Pavement and asphalt maintenance activities
  • Structural maintenance activities
  • Cleanup and worksite restoration activities
  • Regular preventive maintenance and cleaning of equipment used; makes repairs within the scope of abilities
  • Respond to and takes appropriate actions in the event of emergency or critical incidents to resolve, confine or prevent potentially injurious or hazardous conditions
  • Assist with special school functions including setups of chairs and tables, etc.
  • Assist custodial and maintenance department as needed
  • Perform additional tasks or duties on a temporary, short term or permanent basis, as requested by the Director of Facilities


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of three years of grounds keeping experience in the last eight years
  • Knowledge of proper grounds maintenance and plant material/care procedures
  • Operate standard custodial and grounds keeping equipment
  • Carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form, determining priority of tasks
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
  • Knowledge of O.S.H.A. requirements and the ability to routinely follow those guidelines and requirements
  • Pass a background check, and maintain a clean record throughout employment
  • Clean driver’s license and have the ability to drive vans as needed (non-CDL)
  • Work weekends as needed
  • Team player and willing to jump in and assist other facilities team members as needed

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort in heavy work, including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials weighing 20 to 50 pounds; may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, fumes, dusts, wetness, humidity, machinery, vibrations, temperature and noise extremes, disease, pathogenic substances and toxic/poisonous agents

Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin early March. Submit via email to or mail to:

Solebury School
Attention: Staci Freer
6832 Phillips Mill Road
New Hope, PA 18938