Hope for Kids operates a camp that is situated on approximately 90 acres in rural Schwenksville Pennsylvania. The facilities consist of some 45 cabins, 2 gymnasiums, a main dining hall, athletic fields, a swimming pool, a rock wall, a zipline, and many other activities and facilities.

The programs serve children and teens from across the American Commonwealth Region (ACR). There are additional programs that serve underserved children from the inner city; special needs children and their families, and leadership training programs. In all approximately 2500 people are served during the camp sessions.

Hope for Kids is interested in a person with hands-on skills to perform the daily maintenance issues and repairs, year-round.

The Property Manager will be responsible to the Director of Facilities for all maintenance on the camp property, including but not limited to management of utility systems (well water, septic, electric & propane); upkeep of buildings and grounds; directing and oversight of adult maintenance volunteers and summer property assistants; coordination of event tasks and property management with crew chiefs; coordination of vendors and contractors on camp property

Personal qualifications

The applicant is to be self-motivated. The applicant should be familiar with general construction, plumbing, and electrical work, able to be flexible with changing task requests, able to coordinate with other staff leaders, and management of other staff members, and have a mindset of a cheerful, humble servant.

Basic duties

The basic duties are varied and would include but not be limited to:

  • Opening property from winterization
  • Closing of property for winterization
  • Lawn and landscape maintenance
  • General site cleanup
  • General repairs and maintenance
  • Managing well water system that complies with DEP regulations
  • Maintain swimming pool at the opening and closing of the season
  • Managing volunteer groups, on and offseason

Work schedule

Our programs are in session from June through August but require ongoing work the remainder of the year before and after the camping season.

During the camp sessions, the work schedule is six days a week with Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon as time-off. The workday is considered a minimum of eight hours or as needed due to additional needs or emergencies.

The offseason is when ongoing repairs and tree work are done to maintain the property and facilities. Offseason work schedule based on a 40-hour week.

Housing

Due to the integral involvement needed to manage the property, on-site housing is available.

Compensation

Based upon needs and experience.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please email us at office.hopeforkids@gmail.com.