Summer Grounds Maintenance Helper
Job Details
The Fessenden School - West Newton, MA
Non-exempt / Hourly

Position Summary

The Building and Grounds Department at the Fessenden School seeks a Summer Helper for June 1 to August 31.  The Summer Helper is responsible for the care and maintenance of the school grounds.



June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Collect trash throughout campus

  • Upkeep of trash compactor area

  • Police all around the buildings and walkways for litter and trash

  • Check and maintain swimming pools (seasonal)

  • Weed, mulch, seed, mow and water plants

  • Snow shoveling, sanding, and plowing (seasonal)

  • Rake and disposal of leaves (seasonal)

  • Furniture moving, function set ups

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of workplace safety procedures

  • Ability to work independently, resolve problems and function as part of a team

  • Ability to work overtime

  • Successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical examination


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:

  • Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, or kneeling

  • Must be physically able to operate power equipment weighing 50 to 80lbs

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time

  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions