Boulder Crest Retreat Seeks Caretaker

Boulder Crest Retreat Caretaker: Maintenance

 Job Summary:

The Caretaker is responsible to the Executive Director for the maintenance, upkeep, management, and cleanliness of the grounds and facilities at Boulder Crest Retreat.

 Summary of essential job functions

  • Responsible for maintaining and managing all Boulder Crest facilities equipment, structures, utility support, vehicle maintenance, and logistics support. This support entails any contracted support of equipment, facility, or vehicles.
  • Ensures grounds; buildings, equipment, facilities, vehicles, and utility support are maintained in top condition.
  • Ensures facility meets policies regarding workplace operations, safety, and environmental best practices including OSHA and HAZMAT.
  • Ensures communication with Retreat leadership regarding status of facility, equipment, grounds, vehicles, and logistics, always immediately identifying any concerns or needs.
  • Assists in cleaning responsibilities and assigned additional duties as directed.
  • Responsible for overseeing and quality assurance on contracted cleaning company and ensures BCR standards for cleaning and appearance of cabins, main lodge, and associated BCR facilities. Works closely with Guest Relations Specialist and is responsible for inspections and scheduling of cleaning for BCR facilities.
  • Responsible for ensuring a safe and private atmosphere for Retreat guests; checks and secures the Retreat premises after hours and responds to unexpected visitations during these times; serves as on site point of contact for after hours guest needs and emergency situations.
  • Develops a written report with the status of all inventory and systems/equipment in his/her area of responsibility, which will include at a minimum, all buildings, equipment, utilities, and vehicles, along with any outstanding logistic or supply issue, and any outstanding contract supported item, which is awaiting repair, parts, or maintenance completed. Also establishes an on-hand inventory of tools and consumables/parts as required for ensuring emergency or routine upkeep/preventive maintenance can be accomplished without Boulder Crest facility operations being impacted if at all possible.
  • Works with Guest Relations Specialist to de-conflict maintenance repairs with guest and reservation schedules.
  • Supports the retreat’s Outreach Coordinator, to manage volunteer maintenance projects on premises.
  • Keeps adequate accounting for expenditures, including purchase orders and receipts. Submits expense information to the Bookkeeper in a timely manner and according to Retreat guidelines.
  • Responsible for safe transport of Retreat guests to and from offsite recreation activity locations as directed.
  • Provides a positive and encouraging attitude and professionalism at all times to represent Boulder Crest Retreat’s mission and goals.

Minimum Requirements:

The Caretaker will have an education and professional background commensurate with this important position.  At minimum, the Caretaker will hold a high school diploma or GED, and have 5+ years proven experience of property management. The ideal candidate will be a skilled problem solver, with extensive knowledge of standard maintenance procedures, including but not limited to, electric, plumbing, minor building, and automotive repairs.  Must provide references and work well under minimal supervision.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the Caretaker is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear. The position is active in nature and fast-paced, requiring the candidate to be mobile for much of the workday. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Maintenance Caretaker must be able to travel to run regular errands in and around Bluemont (within 50 miles). A driver’s license and a good driving record are required.

Work Environment:

The work environment is a small, busy office located in Bluemont, Virginia. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Additional Information: 

HR use only

Generic title

Maintenance Caretaker


$37,500 annual

(40 hours per week average including weekends)

Housing & Utilities


Management? (Yes/No)


E/NE status


Last revised



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