• Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

    Position Title: Buildings and Grounds Maintenance


    Bay View Association (BVA) is an independent 501(c)(3). BVA is a National Historic Landmark (https://www.miplace.org/historic-preservation/programs-and-services/historic-landmarks/bay-view-association/) that currently has 445 Victorian cottages, 2 inns, 30 historic buildings, and 900 members. Bay View is a Chautauqua on Lake Michigan, offering four program areas: Performing Arts, Worship & Religious Life, Education, and Recreation. Cottages may be occupied from May through October.



    Buildings and Grounds Maintenance is tasked with maintaining the grounds of the Bay View Association. The Association covers 300 acres and contains 7 parks and more than 30 common buildings, all of which are maintained throughout the season by the in-house buildings and grounds crew. The Buildings and Grounds Maintenance reports directly to the Buildings and Grounds Superintendent of the Bay View Association. This is a year-round, hourly position.


    · Maintain Association buildings and grounds in top condition to ensure full and productive use of Association facilities.

    · Perform carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and painting work to maintain Association buildings.

    · Plan and organize maintenance and repairs performed on buildings. Responsible for maintaining and improving buildings to meet Association standards.

    · Responsible for building quality control. Inspects facilities and work areas to eliminate deficiencies and improve Association facilities.

    · Travel from site to site; inspect facilities, buildings and grounds for routine maintenance; prioritize repairs and renovations.

    · Ensure that all activities conform to Association guidelines.

    · Requisition building maintenance supplies, material and equipment; monitor inventory; load and unload supplies, materials and equipment.

    · Appropriately operate all equipment and machinery as necessary.

    · Load and deliver tables and chairs to special events.

    · Maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all maintenance and repair projects.

    · Perform preventive maintenance, repair, and installation in connection with electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and the exterior and interior of buildings.

    · Oversee building maintenance contract and service work; process and contract out repair requests.

    · Move equipment and materials within and between Association buildings.

    · Work overtime when emergencies arise in order to prevent disruption of Association activities.

    · Act as a substitute custodian when necessary.

    · Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

    · Adhere to all Association health and safety policies.

    · Other duties as assigned by the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor or Administrative Staff.



    · High School diploma or equivalent.

    · Experience in building and grounds operations.

    · Methods and principles of general building maintenance.

    · Principles of carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical work.

    · Ability to initiate and complete work orders.

    · Have a valid driver's license, be able to drive, and qualify under the Association’s insurance carrier when driving an Association vehicle.

    · A background check will be required.



    PAY: Bay View Association will provide a very competitive pay rate that is dependent on experience and qualifications, with the potential for higher pay in the future based on merit and longevity.

    The information contained in this position description is intended to describe the general content and requirements for successful performance of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Additional duties and requirements may be assigned at the sole discretion of the Bay View Association. Hence, the job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The position is an at-will position. Bay View is an equal opportunity employer.


    Bay View offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance; a generous retirement plan; paid vacation, sick days and personal days; employee discounts on Bay View Association programming

    FLSA Status: Nonexempt

    Date Updated:


    Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to February 26, 2024. To apply, please email a cover letter/resume to: hr@bayviewassociation.org; or mail to: P.O. Box 583, Petoskey, MI 49770

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