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Buildings and Grounds Seasonal Worker

Job Details

The Fessenden School - West Newton, MA
High School
Non-exempt / Hourly


About Us

The Fessenden School, in West Newton, MA, is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 541 students from Pre-K to Grade 9. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting The Fessenden School’s mission to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. 


Position Summary

The Buildings & Grounds Seasonal Worker is responsible for the care and maintenance of the school grounds. This is a temporary summer position, and the individual will report to the Director of Buildings and Grounds.


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  

  • Weed, mulch, seed, mow and water plants  

  • Rake and disposal of leaves 

  • Furniture moving and function set-ups

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • June 3 to August 30, 2024

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm


Minimum Qualifications 

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to work independently 

  • 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