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Help Wanted

St. John’s Episcopal Church
183 North Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Job Description – Sexton/Building Manager
The primary responsibility of the Sexton/Building Manager is to oversee the church buildings and lawn maintenance, including building cleaning and Sunday service tasks (opening and closing church doors, placing cones in crosswalk, etc.).

Reports To: The Sexton/Building Manager reports only to the Rector. 

Job Responsibilities-Housekeeping: 

General cleaning of church- weekly (clean bathrooms, dust, vacuum, etc. the church, office spaces, sacristy, reception area).
Trash removal
Snow removal and salting of walks, steps, ramp, including ordering the salt (parking lot is done by a service). 
Post hymns on board
Water plants, if necessary.
Stock pews (Kleenex, offering envelopes, hand sanitizer)
Assist in set-up and take-down for special occasions (dinners, funerals, etc.)
Overseeing of church thermostats
Main contact for outside programs that can assist in church maintenance (Ex: Youth Employment Program).
Garden maintenance (weeding, planting flowers, ordering plants and mulch, etc.). Includes pots in front of church.
Ordering trees, wreaths, etc. for Christmas service and special occasions.
Keeping abreast of changes in church function and awareness of storage areas and facilities.
Assist with the opening and closing of Gleaners Kitchen.

Open church as indicated by season.
Unlock all doors
Uncover piano
For special services, put up banners, assist in altar frontal changing, retrieve plant stands, etc. 
Turn on all lights, sound system, etc.
Ensure Lemonade on the Lawn basket is full of supplies.
Set-up tables for after-service reception. 
Put cones out in crosswalk.
After service, lock doors, bring cones in, lights and sound system off.

Job Responsibilities-Building Manager: 

Schedule and oversee all appointments and inspections for building structures (church, Withington House, garage), including furnaces, roofing, fire extinguishers, windows, organ, air conditioners, hot water heaters, battery replacement, pest control, AED machines, Fire Marshall inspection, steps, siding, SG Security, etc.
Order all supplies needed to maintain the maintenance and upkeep of Church, Withington House and garage.
Act as liaison to ensure parking lots are plowed and salted.
Maintenance of church and Withington House lawn (cutting grass, trimming bushes and hedges).
Install air conditioners for summer months and install screens, storm windows and shrink wrap old windows for winter months.
Prepare snow blower for winter months (change oil, test and gas up).
Compose Buildings and Grounds report, as requested.
Attend weekly church staff meeting.

Skills and Experience:
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Valid driver’s license required.
Prior experience performing building maintenance.
Experience working in a non-profit environment is preferred.
Ability to work independently is essential.

Hours and Salary

*This position requires 20-25 hours/week at the church.
*Probationary period of 1 month will be place
*Starting salary is $15/hr. Can be negotiable if candidate has experience and skills as listed above.

Please respond with resume or questions to: 
Mail resume to:
St. John’s Episcopal Church
183 N. Main St.
Canandaigua, NY  14424


We no longer pass the offering plate. There are two plates. One is located at the entrance to the sanctuary and the other is just in front of the front pews on the pulpit side. 

Summer is almost here! No coffee hour today, but starting on June 5th, our Sunday service will be at 9 a.m., with Lemonade on the Lawn immediately afterward. Please join us.  

Nametags have arrived! If you ordered a nametagyou will find it on the big table near the front doors of the church, by the soup. If you need a nametag, put your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or see Linda.

The Rev. Michael Dudley has moved to The Episcopal Church Home. His new address is: 505 Mt. Hope Avenue, #338, Rochester, NY, 14620.

The Burial Service for Claire Kremer will be held at St. John’s on Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE.

We need to start collecting empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls for Lollipop Farm. They’ve called for our help with their newest influx of small animals. Ruth Dainty is setting up a basket in the north transept for your convenience. And, if you have them, we do collect “pop tops” from aluminum soda cans for Ronald McDonald House. We actually have a little competition with our friends at First Congregational and sadly, they are much better pop top savers. Maybe we can beat them this next time. Bring you pop tops in when you can.

Please submit your long and short term prayer requests to Linda Mayton and she will be certain they get where they need to be.

In continuing to show our support and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the service will begin with Daniel playing the Ukrainian National Anthem. There will be sunflowers on the altar, Ukraine’s national flower, and we will be using the supplication for times of war and anxiety to open the liturgy.