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Job Title Maintenance and Grounds Assistant
Company Name Five Oaks
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Location Ontario
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Job Description

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Maintenance and Grounds Assistant will provide effective and efficient support to Five Oaks property and equipment with the view of supporting Five Oaks hosted groups, programs and conferences. This staff will work collaboratively with the Maintenance and Grounds Manager, Five Oaks Property Team, program leaders, staff and volunteers. Being part of a faith tradition is not a prerequisite for this position, but the successful candidate must be willing to work within the context of supporting the Intercultural Interfaith vision of the centre.


  • Maintain and repair all buildings (inside and out).

Grounds and Property

  • Do routine plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, painting and repairs.
  • Winter: Snow plowing, care of furnaces and boilers, and keep plumbing from freezing. Winter maintenance often requires working weekends.
  • Spring: Cut grass and remove trees, cut wood, gardening, open buildings in the Summer Centre
  • Pool: open and repair swimming pool, acid wash before filling, test water and maintain to safe standards. Pool safety requires monitoring 7 days / week.

Safety and Services

  • Take responsibility for water testing and reporting. Must hold or be willing to obtain certificate for Operation of Small Drinking Water Systems and Pool and any other necessary requirements to support Five Oaks.
  • Attend to garbage, recycling and compost bins.


  • Lead volunteer work camps, as required. Provide guidance to groups who are willing to provide services to Five Oaks.
  • Be ‘on-call’ for property and building emergencies as assigned.
  • Work collegially with volunteers and other staff. Interact courteously with Five Oaks users.
  • Assist with set-up of meeting spaces for groups and events as requested.

Necessary Skills

Flexible schedule Support mission and vision of Five Oaks

Display initiative Broad experience

Responsible Comfort working in a faith-based environment

Work effectively with volunteers and staff, commitment to team work

Education and Experience

Education: Training and experience in several trades and/or college diploma. Valid Driver’s License. Operating of Small Drinking Water Systems, Pool Operators, First Aid/CPR an asset.

Experience: Two years of work experience in Property and Grounds Assistance in a similar place to the Centre.


The Maintenance and Grounds Assistant reports to and is directly supervised by the Maintenance and Grounds Manager and in their absence the Managing Director. The relationship between staff and Board of Directors is founded on a basis of honesty and mutual respect.  It is understood that the Maintenance and Grounds Assistant and management team are there to support and uphold the mission of Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre, and in this regard, are working together toward the same goal. A vulnerable sector records check will be required.

Hours of Work

This position will be 18-20 hours per week as negotiated.  Shifts are scheduled mainly during the day between 8am am to 6pm.  The successful applicant will be required to work 2 weekends and/or holidays per month, based on business demands.

Rate of Pay

$16.00-$18.00 per hour.

Date of Revision: March 2019


Salary Type Per Hour
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Two Row Times