Physical Plant Lead

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Operations Manager
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
2-3 years


Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, this Lead position has oversight of the Holden Village Physical plant, skilled & unskilled operations staff, and the fleet of vehicles owned and operated by Holden Village Inc.


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

  • Supervises Operations staff that have contact with Village infrastructure i.e. Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrician, Painter Heavy Equipment operation.
  • Tracks building and repair projects within the Village as executed by the Operations staff
  • Organize and prioritize vehicle use and upkeep in conjunction with Village mechanic
  • Assist Operations Manager in creating work priorities and schedules


(position specifications; such as knowledge/education, skills, problem solving/decision making, risk/bottom line results, management responsibility – people and functions)

Specific knowledge and skills include but are not limited to the following:

  •  General knowledge of infrastructure systems embedded in the Village
  • Overall familiarity with the buildings that make up the Village
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with solutions in real time using available resources
  • Management and people skills to oversee a subset of the Ops staff +  perform evaluations
  • Driving credentials and  licenses to drive and organize the Holden transport fleet
  • General risk and safety management knowledge


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)


As an Employee, you are eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • $1650/month stipend
  • Food (three meals/day)
  • Housing, utilities, internet access
  • Free parking at Fields Point
  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision)
  • Basic life insurance
  • Life Flight membership (emergency helicopter transportation based on medical need)
  • Simple IRA account
  • 42 “out” days per year
  • 14 one-way boat tickets per year
  • 21 friends & family days and 21 half-price friends & family days per year
  • Completion bonus and health insurance grace period upon completion of term, equivalent to the length of term.
  • Access to amazing hiking opportunities, community events, teaching sessions, art studios and other educational opportunities!


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
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