Job Description

Camp Beech Cliff (CBC) is seeking a highly motivated summer seasonal staff person for maintaining the grounds of our premier campus, with 50 acres of woods bordering Acadia National Park and extensive waterfront on Echo Lake. Summers at CBC are all about working hard in a positive environment. This position ensures that campus is attractive and in safe condition for our summer campers and visitors. We take great pride in our accreditation with the American Camp Association (ACA) which drives operations at every level: health, safety, HR, and facility up-keep.

Grounds Keeper duties include (but not limited to):

  • Mowing, leaf blowing, fertilizing, trimming, grooming, and maintaining lawns, fields, and shrubbery. 
  • Operate a variety of equipment including weed whackers, mowers, tractors, and other related maintenance and custodial equipment. 
  • Cleans landscaped areas including but not limited to storm drains, fields, litter etc for the purpose of preventing flooding, decay, or other hazardous activity.
  • Plants a variety of shrubbery, lawn, and flowers and maintains. 
  • Prepares campus for our busy summer and fall seasons for the purpose of attractive and safe assembly spaces, recreational locations, and events. 
  • Responds to immediate facility needs for events.
  • Delivery or pick up of items including camp supplies, boats, materials, furniture, and packages for the purpose of supporting distribution of goods. 
  • Maintains and protects all equipment including hand tools, golf cart/ATV, power tools, etc. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functions of the camp as a whole.

Apply by: June 13 2016


Camp/Organization: Camp Beech Cliff (ACA Accredited)

Location: Mount Desert Island, ME

Type of Position: Maintenance/support Staff

Time Frame: Seasonal


Minimum qualifications: At least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Enthusiasm for property maintenance and landscaping. Must possess personal initiative, ability to multi-task, attention to detail and effective communication. Ability to respond to emergencies and work on rough-terrain in a camp setting. Must have visual, auditory, and ambulatory ability to carry out job requirements. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Available mid-May through mid-October (flexible upon inquiry).


Preferred qualifications: Landscape experience and use of power tools, heavy equipment, and general maintenance abilities

Additional Information

Considerations: Grounds keeping is challenging, physically demanding, and requires dedication. Personal lifestyle sacrifices may have to be made including disconnecting from daily use of digital technology during the camp day. Sense of urgency and dynamic communication is necessary to provide campers, families, and other team members with professionalism, positivity, the ability to multi-task. All staff must adhere to the health and safety laws set forth by the State of Maine Dept of Human Services Youth Camps Division, and standards for accreditation with the American Camping Association. Possible housing and competitive wages. Weekend hours may be needed on occasion.


Apply Here


Sylvie Piquet

264 Beech Hill Rd PO BOX 381
Mount Desert, Maine 04660

(207) 244-0365