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Church Sexton

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003
$16 - $18 an hour - Part-time


100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Full job description


The Sexton position consists of janitorial duties, set-up and tear down for special events, and minor repairs; working in an atmosphere of caring and trust within the Cathedral congregation and greater community.


● Proficient in using and maintaining housekeeping and maintenance equipment.
● Self-motivation with good time management skills; ability to organize job tasks and follow through with minimal supervision.
● Strong attention to detail and the ability to pivot between job tasks as priorities shift & complete assignments as needed to meet deadlines.
● Excellent communication skills.
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
● Pass a background check.
● Church environment experience is helpful.
● Proficient in English (Spanish Proficiency is a plus.)
● General knowledge of basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscaping preferred.
● Must have a valid state-issued I.D. and reliable transportation.

RESPONSIBILITIES shall include, but not be limited to the following:

Maintenance and Cleaning
● Open and close building; adjust lighting and thermostats.
● Inspect and clean all campus spaces. This includes, but is not limited to, such duties as sweeping, dusting, washing windows, carpet/floor cleaning and related functions.
● Empty trash and recycling receptacles regularly, and ensure removal from Cathedral grounds.
● Keep restrooms and kitchen stocked with paper products and other staple supplies.
● Change lightbulbs.
● Perform minor repairs and maintain basic toolkit.

● Open, close, and monitor facilities use as requested, including setting alarm, as needed.

Grounds Keeping
● General clean-up and maintenance of walkways, parking areas, and entrances.

Worship Service Assistance
● Occasionally oversee the placement and removal of flowers for services

Event Set-up and Breakdown
● Set up furnishings and supplies, as needed, for church events, including, but not limited to: church services, classes, forums, Coffee Hour, social receptions, Chapter and committee meetings, Seasonal/Special meals, and use of Cathedral by outside groups.

● Prepare coffee or other beverages as needed for Sunday morning Coffee Hour
● Keep the kitchen clean and organized.
● Break down set-ups after the event concludes, storing away furnishings and supplies.

● Provide needed services related to weddings, memorials, funerals, and outside group services.

● Perform other duties as assigned
● Attend weekly department meetings
● Provide special event coverage on a per-event basis.

Physical Requirements
The Sexton position involves work in a wide range of conditions that can be physically demanding. The
Sexton must be able to:

  • Lift/carry/push weights up to 50lbs
  • Climb, crawl, stoop, and kneel.
  • Tolerate exposure to heat and cold.
  • Operate and properly maintain power tools and other equipment.

Personal Qualities Needed
● Strong relational skills, service orientation, and positive personal chemistry; must be comfortable guiding the work of a wide range of people including volunteers from the parish.
● Sensitivity to the identity and mission of Trinity Cathedral is necessary for effectiveness in this role.
● Dependability and ability to communicate clearly and honestly.

Training Requirements
● Complete Safeguarding God’s Children online within 10 days of employment.

The responsibilities listed above are representative of the job, and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Position Supervision
The Sexton will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations; and will meet regularly to discuss upcoming events, projects and concerns. Initially, the Sexton will receive job review and performance appraisals at the 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year mark. Upon the successful completion of one year of service, the position will receive an appropriate increase in salary based on accomplishment and performance. The desire is that a good, team-oriented working arrangement will be expressed, under guidance and encouragement.

Duties Subject to Change
As the requirements of Trinity Cathedral change, the duties assigned in this position may change with appropriate notice. The Dean, Clergy, and Staff will rely on the Sexton to be flexible with the on-going changes that take place in the Cathedral community.

Other Information

Hours: Part-time position with annual review
The hours may vary and requires the willingness to work weekends or evenings to cover events from time to time.

Compensation: DOE

Deadline to submit: 6/6/22

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour

Work Location: In person