Employment Opportunities


Building and Grounds Caretaker Job Description

West Parish Church of Andover is looking for a part-time Building and Grounds Caretaker. The Building and Grounds Caretaker is responsible for the general cleaning and maintenance of the building and grounds and ensures a safe and welcoming environment at church events. Maintenance requires making or overseeing repairs as needed. The caretaker is also responsible for the setup and clean-up of the building as needed for Sunday Services and other congregational functions. The Caretaker will report to the chair of the  Operations Ministry.



 - High School Diploma/GED

 - Building maintenance experience preferred

-  Good communication skills



Hours: 8 to 10 hours per week including 3.5 hours each Sunday morning 

Salary:  $25 per hour


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Basic upkeep and maintenance of the building which will include but not be limited to recycling and trash, maintaining outdoor grounds, shoveling walkways, cleaning bathrooms as needed after congregational events, monitoring kitchen cleanliness and functioning, ensuring the sanctuary and fellowship hall are properly set up to receive parishioners for church functions, ensuring passages and entries are clear, straightening utility areas and Fellowship Hall on a regular basis, supporting the preschool requests during academic months, changing light bulbs and ballasts, light plumbing such as repairing faucets and toilet valve. making general repairs to building and outside structures, ensuring equipment (sinks, toilet, dehumidifiers, hot water heater etc) are functioning,  providing seasonal upkeep as needed such as storm window and screen installation and removal.


Monitoring and securing repair services for more substantial disrepair including reporting unsafe conditions, non-functioning equipment or other need for significant repairs to the chair of Operations Ministry, securing repair quotes if needed and supervising repair services. 


Note that the Church employs a cleaning service to handle most cleaning functions as well as a snow removal service.


Update outdoor sign as necessary.


Manage the annual fire alarm, elevator, and extinguisher inspection.


Available to meet the needs of outside organizations, weddings, and funerals at agreed upon fees.


Required to submit for a Massachusetts CORI review.



If you are interested in the job please send your resume to westparishchurch@verizon.net with the subject 'Building Caretaker' in the subject line.


Note:  To maintain appropriate roles and boundaries, members and active participants at West Parish are not eligible for open positions.



Thank you!  Please contact the church office if you have any questions!