Full Time Resident Caretaker

Full Time Resident Caretaker

Temple Hills Retreat Center is operated by Methodist Temple United Methodist Church, and was created to provide retreat and family camping facilities that allow for growth and spiritual development. Set on 120 acres in the heart of Southern Indiana and surrounded by forest and farmland, Temple Hills offers privacy in a tranquil setting. Throughout the four seasons, visitors can enjoy fresh air and savor the natural beauty of the wooded grounds and wildlife, and take advantage of our hiking trails, lake, and outdoor recreation areas.

Temple Hills Retreat Center is located approximately an hour north of Evansville, IN.

Position Qualifications: 

  • Possess organizational skills in both task and time management.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take ownership of work and assigned responsibilities/facilities. Self-motivated/directed.
  • Strong relational and hospitality skills.
  • This position is physically demanding (e.g. bending, lifting [up to 50 lbs.], kneeling, carrying, etc.).

Job description:

Carries out on-call duties and maintenance of the property to ensure all emergency calls from guests are handled promptly and thoroughly:

  1. Being the contact person in case of emergency (25%):
    1. During a retreat the resident caretaker is on call and should be reachable at all times
    2. Being a point of contract to fix minor issues such as lights being out, heaters not working, down trees, etc.
    3. Customer service, dealing with guest complaints and providing friendly solutions with a happy, positive attitude
  2. Works under the direction of the Temple Hills Board and Director of Operations to keep the Temple Hills grounds in good working order (75%):
    1. Helps maintain roads and drainage ditches to ensure the roads on the property are clear and passable (including, but not limited to, required snow removal)
    2. Aids in repairs of all aspects of buildings, including general construction / contracting work to repair buildings
    3. On a monthly basis, inspects the grounds and buildings for problems and reports back to the Director and Board.
    4. On the final day of a retreat the caretaker is expected to make rounds and check that heat is turned down, the lights are off, and that the path-lights are off.

Temple Hills is closed to reservations in January so as to give the caretaker extended time off.  This a job for someone who loves the land and the caretaking lifestyle, and has experience in building maintenance

Compensation: Salary plus on-site housing

 

If interested, please send a letter of introduction and a resume to:
Methodist Temple UMC
c/o Caretaker Position
2109 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN  47714

Please, no phone calls.

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