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Sexton Position

Grace Church is an Episcopal church that welcomes everyone. It offers a place for community, spiritual practice, education, and social justice awareness. Among the social justice issues we work on are racial healing, gender, and LGBT equality. We promote informed civic conversation. Each week we have meetings and events in addition to our regular worship services. The main facility is comprised of the Nave (Church) and several interconnected buildings, including a preschool. There is one additional building, several parking lots, vacant lots, gardens, and a labyrinth surrounding the main campus.

The Sexton is like the caretaker of the church’s buildings. This person will have the desire to make the building a safe and welcoming environment for all those who enter. The sexton should be able to identify and take initiative on small issues while making recommendations as to the scope and scale of large projects. The ideal candidate will be able to interact with others courteously and respectfully, even while under pressure. This person will have a variety of maintenance/handyman skills and will make high-quality repairs, without cutting corners, and keeping the aesthetic beauty of the facility. This person will enjoy working as a team and be able to communicate well. They will be able to climb ladders (20+ ft), lift 50 pounds, respond to facility-related emergencies, keep a detailed log of time, pass a background check and drug screening, and attend training and meetings as assigned. The Sexton works directly under the rector with guidance from the Jr. Warden and Sr. Warden. This is a flexible half-time position. Weekends and holidays may be required. 


  • Set up tables and chairs for events.

  • Maintain plumbing that does not require a license e.g., toilets, sinks, drains.

  • Minor electrical work that does not require a license e.g., switches and light bulbs.

  • Track and coordinate the maintenance of mechanical systems.

  • Be the point person for Jr. Warden in meetings with contractors.

  • Organize and maintain the janitorial closet.

  • Change air filters for HVAC

  • Clean carpets

  • Move furniture, boxes, and equipment.

  • Paint, patch, and repair walls

  • Clean Windows 

  • Other small maintenance projects as necessary



  • Empty outside trash cans and pick up trash. 

  • Sweep walks as needed at the main entrances.

  • Maintain playground equipment.

  • Leaf removal in the fall

  • Clean gutters

  • Shovel walks/spread salt by 9 a.m. (Weekdays, Sundays, and special occasions when necessary)

Routine cleaning such as bathrooms, kitchen, and vacuuming, is not a typical part of this position and is provided by a contract service, though on occasion this type of work may be required.

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