Maintenance Assistant needed in Durango, Colorado ~ Seasonal (May-August, 2024)

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Colvig Silver Camps

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Durango, CO
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April 18, 2024
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0-2 yrs

Minimum Age: 18 years of age, preferably some college
Terms of Employment: Maintenance Assistants are hired for 18 weeks (May thru August) unless contracted otherwise
Compensation: $6,000-, plus lodging, meals, travel reimbursement, and end-of-summer bonus ($500)
Time Off: Approximately one day off per week while camp is in session; Weekends off when camp is not in session.
Number Hired: 1 – 2

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Maintenance Assistant will be to assist the year-round maintenance staff in their duties during the busy summer season. There are typically many planned projects during the summer months as well as unplanned maintenance tasks (i.e. broken infrastructure, etc.). The Maintenance Assistant may also assist in projects specific to summer programming or the site/facility.

The Maintenance Assistant should have, at the very least, a basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and other construction-related skills. The Maintenance Assistant should also have significant experience working with a wide range of maintenance tools (i.e. power tools) as well as best safety practices when working with tools. Any additional skill sets related to construction, mechanics, or heavy machinery operation will be valuable to the position.

The Maintenance Assistant will work under the year-round maintenance staff and help repair/maintain common infrastructure-based maintenance issues on a daily basis, assist with planned site/facility projects, assist with the summer hay harvest, assist with some ranch/animal duties as needed, run errands for project/maintenance needs, assist with opening camp for summer and shutting it down post-summer, and, as needed, assisting the Maintenance Director in any other site/facility projects or maintenance and repair throughout the summer. The Maintenance Assistant should be prepared to be available for after-hours emergent maintenance issues and repair as well.

In addition to assisting the year-round maintenance staff, the Maintenance Assistant will serve as a member of our Support Staff and should have a general knowledge of our program and goals and the ability and willingness to step in wherever else needed to achieve these goals from doing office work, helping with lodge chores, assisting with summer programming and special days, support staff responsibilities, assisting expeditions, dropping or picking up trips, and assisting with or leading specialized activities which may include, based on interest/skillsets, but is not limited to the following: target sports, horseback riding, rock climbing, challenge course, etc. The Maintenance Assistant will also be encouraged to participate as much as possible in camp activities and programming they are interested in (i.e. crafts or campfires) and generally be a part of and support our summer camp community.


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Colvig Silver Camps

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