Facilities Associate

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@fourthchurch.org.
No phone calls, please.

The Facilities Associate is responsible for maintaining church facilities in a clean and orderly manner to be ready for church activities and events. The Facilities Associate is also responsible for setup and breakdown of rooms for church events and special activities within the church facilities. They will also assist with other maintenance needs as they arise. 

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Sweep, mop, and scrub and wax floors according to schedule or as necessary; dust furniture and shelving; wash walls and windows; and vacuum carpets as scheduled or as needed
  • Clean all restrooms and maintain adequate supply of soap, toilet articles, towels, and other supplies in proper containers; empty wastebaskets, clean erasers and chalk boards; collect and remove refuse from buildings
  • Clean church property, both inside and out; replace light bulbs and tubes; wash and dry dishes as needed or as requested
  • Set up assembly and classroom areas for regular and special activities; clean adequately; move furniture and set up tables, chairs, and other equipment for meals, special meetings, and similar occasions in accordance with the Room Setup form; work with Events Coordinator as needed
  • Break down rooms immediately at the conclusion of events; return rooms to the normal setup or prepare for the next events
  • Prepare facilities for special use as requested by supervisor(s), and assist when facilities and arrangements are needed for weddings and funerals
  • Make request to Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager for cleaning and maintenance supplies and other equipment as needed
  • Make minor nontechnical repairs to buildings and equipment; inform Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager about problems
  • Prepare font for use as directed and clean following use
  • Open and close building daily as scheduled
  • Water lawn and mow grass according to schedule; trim shrubbery, edge and blow walks and curbs, weed flower beds as needed; maintain church entrances, sidewalks, and parking areas in a clean and orderly manner
  • Load and unload supplies, materials, textbooks, equipment, and furniture from delivery trucks as needed
  • Maintain cleaning logs and turn in to the supervisor(s) on a daily basis
  • Check with Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager on a regular basis for special assignments
  • On snow days, report to work one hour early; shovel snow and salt walkways
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of related work experience
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning skills, light maintenance,  and logistics (event setup and teardown)
  • Previous experience as building engineer/repairs and maintenance desired
  • Self-starter with demonstrated experience in completing projects from start to finish independently; ability to collaborate with colleagues on daily projects
  • Comfort with basic online computer skills
  • Attention to detail, with commitment to accuracy and follow-through
  • Good communication skills
  • Wear complete uniform, including radio and keys when on duty
  • Report to work in a timely fashion and execute duties in a prompt, timely fashion
  • Exhibit respectful behavior towards supervisors, colleagues, team members, and guests of the church; respect all church rules, policies, and regulations
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule; Sundays required and occasional overtime during busy seasons; availability on some holidays are required, such as Christmas Eve
  • Comfort working in a multi-cultural, faith-based environment

This is a full-time position with a starting rate of $13.50/hour, and receiving a $.50 raise after six months. Our robust benefits package includes

  • Medical (church pays 85 percent of employee monthly premium, 75 percent of eligible dependents; zero deductible; $10 office co-pay)
  • Optional dental and visions plans
  • Generous PTO plus ten holidays
  • 403b (employer contributions after one year of employment)
  • FSA for unreimbursed medical and dependent day-care expenses
  • Mass transit and commuter parking benefits
  • Life and short-term disability insurances, optional life insurance, and long-term disability plans

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@fourthchurch.org.
No phone calls, please.