Merrowvista Jobs

Facilities Assistant

General Overview: The Facilities Assistants help in the maintenance and upkeep of the Merrowvista facilities and grounds during the summer season as part of the facilities team.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Demonstrate the attention and respect needed to learn how to use tools and chemicals safely and effectively
  • Assist in collecting trash, moving supplies, and sorting recycling multiple times a week
  • Clean and supply bathrooms, dining areas and living spaces
  • Maintain the grounds, gardens and common spaces
  • Contribute to camp culture through projects, activities and interpersonal relationships
  • Adapt to unforeseen circumstances in the event that program activities need to be altered
  • Promptly discuss any difficult situations that arise in camper or staff relationships, discipline and other areas of concern with the Coordinator and Director
  • Establish personal and professional goals for the summer and work toward those goals
  • Complete all job functions, including requested records, written reports, and other duties as assigned. 

General Functions

  • Encourage leadership development, healthy community living, and AYF mission and values driven practices.
  • Protect the safety and health of campers by adhering to community expectations and following all policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook, including our alcohol-, drug-, and tobacco-free camp policy and AYF COVID-19 Staff Eligibility and Expectations.
  • Fully participate in and be present at all community activities and staff training

Required Skills

  • Work within hazardous situations involving heights, heavy objects, and power tools
  • Able to drive vehicles around the site with appropriate speed and manner
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to respond to and direct groups of kids and/or staff in an emergency
  • Ability to stay physically and mentally motivated
  • Strong emotional and mental health. Must be adaptable and exhibit good judgement to determine what is in best interest of the campers in their care.
  • Effective communication with youth participants and adult staff across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Ability to foster positive relationships.
  • Ability to understand, promote, actively include, and work effectively with diverse perspectives and identities
  • Thorough understanding of critical issues shaping the lives of young people in the U.S., especially racial and gender equity, inclusivity, justice, ethics, and cultural competency

Work Environment 

  • Position is located at Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. The Merrowvista site necessitates the ability to move through rugged terrain.
  • Facilities assistants will live onsite during staff training and during the two camp sessions.

Education, Experience, or Certifications  

  • Must be 18 or older (21 years or older preferred)
  • Comfortable with heights, heavy objects, and power tools
  • Interest, knowledge, and skill in the use of tools, custodial duties, and maintenance preferred
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid (training available for accepted applicants)


  • Weekly pay: $500
  • Facilities Assistants will receive one day off for every six days worked