Facilities Manager Job Description

Facilities Manager

(aka Caretaker)

Year-round, Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Director of Facilities

Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc. is a year-round, youth development agency, anchored in a residential summer camp experience. We provide dynamic programs and immersive outdoor experiences that inspire and empower youth from under-resourced communities to discover their resilience, prepare for their future, and embrace their civic responsibility.  Through our Quest, Outdoor Education, and Supports for Success programs, we help kids discover the best in themselves so they can grow up to do good in the world.

Sherwood Forest is seeking a year-round, Facilities Manager who will live near or in residence at our campsite.  Our campsite is located just outside of Lesterville, Missouri and sits on 478 acres of Ozark land. The facilities currently include four villages of cabins, a dining hall, activity lodge, health center, swimming pool, high ropes course, teams challenge course, archery range, campfire circles, outdoor performing arts stage, barn which houses programs in the creative arts and outdoor living skills, and plenty of room for exploring nature. In total, we maintain over 30 buildings at camp.


The position offers a chance to live and work in a beautiful location with passionate, dedicated people. The Facilities Manager is responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of our buildings, systems, and grounds. Along with the Director of Facilities and Facilities Coordinator, the Facilities Manager works to ensure the safety and integrity of the site and facilities.  This is a year-round position with benefits. The ideal candidate will possess carpentry, electrical, refrigeration, small engine mechanics, painting, and plumbing skills, and significant experience with facilities maintenance. Good problem solving skills and the ability to laugh are a must.


Job Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Maintain the facility and grounds and oversee facility operations; plan, coordinate, and prioritize work to be done on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis
  • Effectively manage personal work schedule and job priorities to ensure all work is done to a high standard, safely, on time, and within budget while caring for and maintaining our natural resources
  • Implement a natural resource stewardship plan ensuring the sustainability of our forests, meadows, and waterways
  • Supervise on-site Facilities Team
  • Consistently demonstrate the culture of Sherwood Forest through courtesy, respect, and professionalism by being attentive, responsive, and helpful to all campers, staff, and visitors
  • Ensure a facilities team member is always on site and available when campers or visitors are present to respond to emergencies and critical issues
  • Perform and/or oversee daily, weekly and monthly maintenance and housekeeping programs. Examples include, but are not limited to: the water system, sewage system, pool, lawn mowing, weed eating, landscaping, cleaning of buildings, garbage pick-up, compost, propane tanks, laundry equipment, and various other campground equipment
  • Receive deliveries and assist in moving materials and supplies in camp as needed
  • Perform basic carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs to buildings, facilities, equipment, and grounds
  • Oversee the opening and closing of the facility and ensure that the facility is always well maintained, organized, and clean
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and the local community
  • Ensure all building regulations, health and safety, and American Camp Association Standards are met. Comply with all federal and state safety programs related to the operation and storage of various equipment, tools, and chemicals and ensure facilities and grounds are well maintained to reduce risk of danger and injury
  • Maintain an inventory of all equipment, tools and buildings, including documentation and maintenance records
  • Work with the Director of Facilities to order equipment and supplies as needed, and within budget
  • Oversee the maintenance of all organizational vehicles
  • Communicate with, manage and motivate people at all levels and from all backgrounds, including volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Facilities Team to assess facility needs, make plans for recommended repairs and expansion, and ensure stewardship of the natural environment
  • Collaborate with the Resource Development Team to communicate facility needs for programs and activities
  • Collaborate with the Programs Team to ensure facilities meet current and future needs of programs
  • Be alert to environmental hazards and notify program personnel of concerns appropriately
  • Evening and weekend work will be required
  • Other duties as assigned

Facility Team Commitments

  • Act in a manner that positively represents Sherwood Forest
  • Help to build awareness of Sherwood Forest’s mission among the community
  • Provide support to other members of the Facilities Team
  • Fully comply with, support, and help implement the Sherwood Forest Race Equity Pledge
  • Practice the agency’s policies and procedures

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Post-secondary education required
  • 5+ years of facility maintenance experience required
  • 3+ years of team management experience preferred
  • Desire to live and work in a camp community
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to obtain a Class E, pass a driver’s certification program, and be approved by Sherwood Forest’s insurance company
  • Must be able to work with children and receive satisfactory results from a thorough background screening
  • Able to become a certified sewage system operator
  • Passion for the Sherwood Forest mission with the willingness to “meet our kids where they are” and to go above and beyond to help them overcome challenges

Core Competencies, Skills, and Abilities

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of/experience with electrical, refrigeration, carpentry, painting, and plumbing equipment and installation, small engine mechanics, and pool operations
  • Knowledge/experience in safe handling and usage of chemicals, including painting and waterproofing supplies, propane and gasoline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of working on multiple projects at one time
  • Possess a keen eye for detail; able to do work with precision and accuracy
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work long and flexible hours
  • Excellent troubleshooting, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially with regards to accepting guidance and feedback
  • Excellent management skills and the ability to be a supportive and cooperative team member
  • Good and persistent problem solver
  • Must have a high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic; be goal-directed with a continuous improvement orientation
  • Comfortable with computers, learning new software, and able to use Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to seek additional training to stay current on best practices

Essential Functions

  • Ability to effectively communicate in person, by phone, or electronically; to give and receive accurate information
  • Ability to record, handle, file, disperse, and maintain neat and orderly records
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office technology
  • Ability to work long hours at a fast pace
  • Ability to make sound decisions under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work and navigate in a variety of environments, terrains, and weather conditions
  • Ability to drive and travel to and around camp and various other sites as needed
  • Ability to safely operate various maintenance tools and equipment
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds.
  • Ability to spend long periods of time walking, standing, bending, stooping, crouching, crawling, and kneeling on uneven terrain
  • Ability to ascend and descend ladders
  • Ability to visually assess facilities and vehicles
  • Ability to live at camp

To apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with necessary contact information to Office@SherwoodForestSTL.org

Sherwood Forest is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All candidates have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law.