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Good Shepherd Seeks Sexton

Good Shepherd Seeks Sexton
Published by Josh Hosler on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 4:00 PM

Job Description: Sexton 


The Sexton is employed to clean and maintain the buildings and grounds of The Church of the Good Shepherd as well as provide a measure of security for the property.


The Sexton is employed to:

  • Clean the church building and care for the grounds on a regular basis
  • Monitor supplies needed
  • Perform seasonal and other cleaning/maintenance tasks as needed/requested
  • Provide security for the facility by making sure all buildings are locked at night and the alarm is set
  • See attached job description for complete list of duties and responsibilities


In lieu of financial compensation, the Sexton will reside onsite in The Shepherd’s Hut, rent-free. Living onsite is a requirement of the position for the security and convenience of the Church of the Good Shepherd. The sexton will pay for gas and electricity. The church will pay for water/sewer, and garbage collection at the parish garbage dumpster. A time sheet must be filled out in the Good Shepherd office.


No medical, dental, pension, or insurance benefits are offered for this position.


The Diocese of Olympia requires certain trainings to be completed, including but not limited to “Safeguarding God’s People” and “Safeguarding God’s Children.” The Sexton will complete these trainings as part of the work week as soon as possible once this contract has been signed.


If the Sexton anticipates needing time off, no less than 14 days’ notice is expected in order to allow the church sufficient time to find coverage. Time off is expected to not exceed 14 days per year and must not interfere with major occasions including, but not limited to, Easter, Christmas, Pentecost, Bishop visits and the Annual Meeting.


This contract may be terminated by either party by written notice thirty days in advance. 

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