Position: Groundskeeper / Custodian
Classification: Part-Time / Seasonal

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Responsibilities and Expectations for all Employees of Graceway

Ministry and Management Philosophy

Graceway is both a local church and a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. We do not consider these two designations to be in conflict. Our final authority is the Word of God. At the same time, we practice a management philosophy that would be consistent with any efficiently managed corporation. Personal responsibility, integrity in maintaining compliance with laws and regulations that govern our church, as well as direct management and supervision of employees, including the assessment of performance, is to be expected. All employees are subject to the policies as outlined in the employee manual and fraud policy document.

People Skills

Interacting with people in a professional and respectful way is essential for all employees of Graceway. This requires every employee to excel in his or her communication skills. Regardless of the position held, all employees of Graceway are expected to equip and serve people.


Although different positions at Graceway require different work schedules, all employees are required to be flexible. The overwhelming majority of our ministries will take place on evenings and weekends. That is the nature of ministry. Throughout the year all employees may be asked to work nights and weekends at times to facilitate the needs of the ministry.

Flexibility also extends to direct reports and job responsibilities. As ministry needs change, employees’ responsibilities may change, including to whom they directly report.

Ministry Involvement

Each employee that is a member of Graceway is asked to remain involved in ministry to keep a proper perspective on vocation/occupation. Since employees at Graceway almost always minister where they work, the line between ministry and employment will be blurred at times.


Each employee that is a member of Graceway is responsible to support the ministry of Graceway financially. The minimum standard for an employee is a tithe.

Emotional Maturity

Employment at Graceway presents challenges that are unique to a church environment. Employees must be able to consistently demonstrate emotional stability and maturity

Experience and Knowledge Required

● Self-Motivated and able to work with little supervision
● Working knowledge of grounds maintenance and equipment helpful
● Ability to train others
● Ability to follow and complete schedules and task lists
● Must possess basic computer skills
● Ability to maintain a good attitude in difficult situations
● Must be able to work under pressure
● Must possess a willingness to continually learn
● Must have a servant’s heart
● Willing to work flexible hours and adjust the regular schedule to accomplish necessary tasks
● Must be willing to work with and assist other departments

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

● Work closely with Lead Groundskeeper to help maintain all facets of grounds
● Manage infield care/prep for all athletic related events
● Create athletic field paint lines and maintain them throughout the season
● Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the Zimmerman Park restrooms and pavilion area
● Responsible for removal of trash
● Work with Lead Groundskeeper to mow, weed-eat, trim, edge the property
● Train volunteers assisting with indoor and outdoor tasks
● Complete repair requests in an adequate time frame
● Maintain and repair painting and infield prep equipment
● Communicate with lead Groundskeeper infield chalk and paint supply needs
● Responsible for ensuring the grounds are looking excellent for services, events, games, and conferences
● Work/assist inside campus buildings as necessary

Examples of Areas of Responsibility

● When scheduled, prepare for and assist with Facilities projects/work days
● Work with setting up and tearing down weddings/funerals when they are scheduled during work hours

● Communicate with, instruct and train volunteers weekly
● Look at athletic events calendar weekly and determine how to make sure fields are ready for all practices and games
● Communicate with Athletic Department weekly to make sure property is ready for all scheduled athletic events

General Requirements:
● Responsible for emptying trash cans
● Responsible to communicate regularly with the Lead Groundskeeper with any needs/concerns.

Physical Demands

● Must be able to work overhead
● Must maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
● Must have the physical ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than 50 pounds and demonstrate good body mechanics while performing these tasks. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with arms and hands
● Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
● Must be able to verbally communicate well

Required Experience and Education

Related education or equivalent work experience is required.

Hours and Term

Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:30pm or 2:00-6:30pm

Employee possesses and exhibits the following core values in their daily lives:

● Love for God
● Love for people
● Work Ethic that is excellent, protective and frugal with time and money
● Attitude of a servant, enjoyable to be with and devoted to the call of God and the church
● Willing to learn and encourage the Growth Track/Next Step growing process at Graceway

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