Camp Watia: Facility Assistant
Job Details
Camp Watia - Bryson City, NC
Part-time Hourly
$9.00 - $12.00 Hourly
Hours Vary
General Labor

Under t­­he direction of the Property Coordinator, the Facility Assistant is responsible for general upkeep and repairs of facilities, grounds, systems, and vehicles. Dates of seasonal employment: April - September.


Responsibilities and Duties

All employees have the following expectations:

  • Perform quality work within given deadlines and expectations with or without direct supervision
  • Interact professionally with other employees, members, program participants, volunteers, and other individuals within the community, always being mindful of the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
  • Serve effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other appropriate individuals

Other responsibilities include:

  • General upkeep of the grounds ensuring that litter, toys, equipment, and debris is free from sight and properly stored.
  • Perform specific projects outside the facility that may include painting, construction of fencing/small buildings/tables/signs/etc., tree removal and chipping, lawn maintenance, sweeping, washing, digging, and shoveling.
  • Assist bus drivers and property staff with the upkeep of vehicles including washing, sweeping, vacuuming, disinfecting, and performing regular pre and post-trip maintenance.
  • Assist with specific projects inside the facility that may include ­small construction, painting, repairs, sweeping, washing, set-up and break-down of rooms/tables/chairs, bathroom and kitchen maintenance.
  • Assist with identifying and resolving risk management issues.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records and share appropriately with Risk Management, Corporate, and Executive as needed.
  • Assist Staff with projects as assigned by the Executive Director and Property Coordinator.


Effect on End Result: YMCA Camp Watia will be a well-maintained and safe facility for children, families, and staff to enjoy throughout the year. Upgrades to facilities/grounds/vehicles will be completed in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the Executive Director


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience working in the maintenance, construction, landscaping, or related field is a plus.
  • Prefer candidate with broad experience in carpentry, finish carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, and minor vehicle repair.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift equipment (up to 150lbs)
  • Must be able to stand, sit, crawl, jump, swim, speak, listen, observe, and supervise for extended time
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Communicate verbally with good voice projection, hear noises and distress signals
  • Must be able to comprehend, communicate, and respond to written and verbal instructions.

Supervisory Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the supervision on contracted services, including but not limited to cleaning staff, vehicle maintenance, lawn services, etc.

Desired Short-Term Goals/Expectations

  • Communicate and demonstrate the Mission of the YMCA, our Cause, and become a role model for newer staff while demonstrating the Four Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.
  • Create “wow factor” at facilities to improve simple issues so that noticeable change is evident and return on investment is not questioned.

Desired Long-Term Goals/Expectations

  • Continue to develop and maintain a schedule of maintenance and repairs on facilities to create what looks to be a “well-oiled machine” showing care and concern for ongoing maintenance and a deep commitment to improving the quality of programs through the change and construction of facilities to better suit the needs of our growing population.

The YMCA of Western North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, race, color, age, creed, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, uniformed service member, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or maternity, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances. No question on our application is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination. Testing of job-related skills may be required prior to employment.


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