Church Sexton

Jesse Lee Church

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Denomination: United Methodist

Category: Church Staff

Posted on: June 17, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Primary Goal:
Maintain the campus of Jesse Lee Memoria so that it supports the mission and ministries of JLMUMC.
Job Objectives:
Support the spiritual needs of the church, its congregation, staff and visitors by providing a clean, safe and conducive environment for a variety of church programs (including, worship, Christian education, fellowship, musical programs and more), as well as, non-church programs utilizing the church facilities (including, but not limited to, the Jesse Lee Day School and civic groups).
Job Description:
The role of Sexton is a key member of the staff of JLMUMC. The Sexton is a part of a stewardship team consisting of other staff members, hired contractors, and church volunteers (including Trustees) that provide for the care of the JLMUMC campus buildings and grounds. The position reports to and is directed by the Senior Pastor (SP) and the Board of Trustees (BOT), represented by the Trustee Liaison to the Sexton, for all job functions. (In the event that a church office manager is hired, the Sexton may report into that person. All employment oversight is by the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC). This is a full-time, full year (12 month) paid position and will require a minimum of 40 hours per week including some evenings and most weekends.
Job Responsibilities:
o Clean the four primary buildings on a regular, or sometimes daily, basis,
This includes, but is not limited to, picking up and disposing of trash, regular dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, sanitizing surfaces and cleaning restrooms.
Periodically perform "deep cleaning" of facilities. This includes stripping and waxing floors, carpet cleaning, rail polishing, cleaning windows and more.
Regularly walk the campus– particularly after community events like Halloween and parades – and assess the conditions of the grounds and pick up any litter.

Program Support
o Make sure lights, windows, air filters, and heat/air conditioning are adjusted for events (and turned off after events).
o Set up/take down chairs and tables as needed for events.
o Clean prior to and following events.

Safety and Security
o Clear (and sand as needed) all sidewalks and entrances of snow and ice and make sure there is always clean and clear access to all building entrances.
o Lock/unlock buildings at scheduled times.
o Monitor campus activity and report any suspicious activity to local authorities.
o In conjunction with the BOT and staff, perform periodic tests of fire alarms/systems and ensure all exits are clear and in working order.
o Test AED devices and restock first aid kits.

o Visually inspect interior and exterior of church properties and alert trustees of items requiring special attention/maintenance.
o Perform simple repairs and maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and touch up painting.
o Supervise any external contractors engaged to perform work on the campus and provide tools and assistance. Report any issues to the BOT.
o Monitor and request the ordering of supplies directly related to the job function (such as cleaning supplies) as well as make sure restrooms are adequately stocked each day.

Welcoming Nature
o Engage with visitors to the campus to make them feel welcome.
o Offer to direct visitors to the person or facility they seek.

Participation in Staff Meetings as directed.
In the event that JLMUMC hires and employs more than one Sexton, these job responsibilities will be shared.
A detailed task list will be provided to the person(s) chosen for the role and it will indicate specifically what needs to be done on any given day. This task list may be updated/revised as programs change. The SP and the BOT are responsible for communicating any special needs or changes to the task list. All equipment and supplies needed to complete the work of the Sexton will be provided by the church.
Tasks Not Assigned to the Sexton:
Unless agreed to separately, there are campus maintenance-related tasks that the Sexton will not be required to perform. These include:
Lawn care.
Leaf raking and maintenance of the grounds.
Snow plowing of the driveways and parking lots.
Significant painting, carpentry or repair work.
Electrical or plumbing work.
Washing of dishes or kitchen cleanup from events.
Cleaning of nursery equipment.
Cleaning of staff desks and supply closets used by Sunday School or Jesse Lee Day School.
Candidate Requirements:
Observant, respectful, motivated, trustworthy, honest and conscientious.
Ability to work independently and without supervision and able to prioritize the daily work to meet the needs of the church. Ability to also work well with others.
No degree is required but must have at least 2 years custodial experience and an understanding of cleaning techniques and safety procedures.
Must be familiar with custodial equipment (e.g. hand and small power tools, ladders, floor buffers, vacuums, etc. 

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Church Sexton
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Full Time
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Church Size:
250 - 500

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Heidi Yeranossian
207 Main Street
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