Employment Opportunities

Employer Overview:

The Barbara C. Harris Center’s mission is rooted in the legacy of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris and the values of the Episcopal Church: welcome to all, especially the vulnerable; care for creation; and walking the way of love. We live our mission by caring for all who spend time at the center, offering space and direction for spiritual practice, and connecting to the natural world- through camps, retreats, conferences, and programs. All who visit will feel cared for in mind, body, and spirit and will be invited to deepen their values and expand their vision. In everything we do, we will: reflect the dignity, simplicity and bounty of the natural world , offer spiritual growth opportunities, rooted in and expanding on Episcopal identity, and strengthen right relationships in support of environmental and social justice

Think you would be a good fit with the BCH Center team?

Feel free to share your resume with us at info@bchcenter.org for consideration towards future openings.

Part Time Housekeeper

Job Title: Part-Time Housekeeper I

Dates of Employment: 20-29 hours per week; Nonexempt

Reports to: Director of Operations

Position Purpose: To further the mission of the Barbara C. Harris Center by ensuring cleanliness of all BCH buildings.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Work with housekeeping staff to ensure:
◦ All building interiors are welcoming, clean, safe, and neat for guests, including office areas
◦ Guest lodging areas (rooms and cabins) are clean, beds properly made, bathrooms clean
◦ Linens are properly cleaned and maintained
◦ Guest kitchen and living room areas are properly stocked and cleaned
◦ Common bathrooms in all buildings are properly stocked and cleaned
◦ Floors and furnishings area clean and maintained
◦ All light bulbs are checked when cleaning
◦ Maintenance and facility issues are reported to maintenance staff

2. Review and understand weekly hospitality

3. Attend and participate in weekly housekeeping meetings

4. Other appropriate projects as assigned by Manager

Relationships: The Part-Time Housekeeper reports to the Director of Operations. The Full-Time Housekeeper works with all other housekeepers. The Barbara C. Harris Center maintains a supportive team atmosphere and the Full-Time Housekeeper is expected to be a positive and contributing member of the group.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Attentiveness to details of hospitality
• Enjoy seeing things clean and cared for
• Able to drive a full-size suburban on and off property
• Able to work nights and weekend as required

Physical Aspects of the Position:
• Able to lift and carry objects, walk up and down stairs, and move easily over property
• Able to lift 40 pounds unassisted, able to lift 60 pounds with assistance

• Hourly wage depending on experience and qualifications.
• Optional pro-rated health insurance
• Optional employee paid dental and health insurance
• Paid vacation and sick time.

To Apply, please send this application to caleb@bchcenter.org

Operations Director

Job Title: Operations Director

Dates of Employment: Full-time; Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Purpose: To further the mission of the Barbara C. Harris Center by overseeing the center’s
day-to-day operations, including facilities/buildings and grounds, housekeeping, and contractor services.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Supervisory Roles
    • Supervise operations assistant and housekeeping team, including weekly scheduling of hourly
      employees, and daily prioritized schedule
    • Order and maintain stock for housekeeping and maintenance departments, coordinating with
      Guest Services and the Kitchen staff as necessary.
    • Maintenance oversight:
    • Maintain the Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center to be welcoming, attractive and safe
    • Develop and maintain short and long-term maintenance needs, plans, and prioritize from those
    • Perform or arrange service and repair of equipment such as vehicles, appliances, and/or HVAC
    • Perform or arrange service and repair of systems such as water, electric, internet, sewer and/or
    • Maintain grounds and landscaping, including trail systems
    • Maintain waterfront including dock installation and takedown
    • Coordinate all snow removal from roads, walkways and roofs
    • Ensure safe working conditions for maintenance staff
    • Keep appropriate records of facilities and equipment use/repair
    • Provide on-call assistance to guests and staff of BCH
    • Maintain waterfront, fire circles, walkways, porches and exterior of all buildings to be attractive
      and safe for guest use
    • Act as liaison with contractors/service personnelOperations Director Job Description
  2. Coordinate with Guest Services as needed:
    • Prepare meeting room set up for incoming groups, including regular check-ins with campbrain,
      the registration software used by BCH to manage guest groups
    • Check buildings after use, dismantle meeting room set-ups
    • Ensure proper maintenance and inventory of AV equipment and conference support materials
      (easel pads, markers, etc.)
    • Support and/or coordinate with housekeeping to ensure buildings, sleeping, and meeting rooms
      are ready for guests
    • Coordinate with the Kitchen team around building/equipment/maintenance needs
  3. Financial:
    • Assist with annual preparation of Buildings & Grounds budget
    • Ensure compliance with Building & Grounds budget
    • Assist with planning and seeking bids for major projects
  4. Other:
    • Special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of plumbing, electrical, carpentry and automotive equipment
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Self-manager
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as necessary
  • Able to read and write English fluently
  • Understanding of the Christian faith and the Episcopal Church in particular, helpful
  • Attend weekly all-staff meetings
  • Maintain clear and positive verbal and written communication with other staff
  • Recognize and appreciate the team-nature of work at BCH which requires both attention to specific
    areas and a willingness to pitch in and support others in theirs as well
  • Maintain a work phone with relevant building and systems alarms, contractor contact information…etc. This is provided by BCH.

Physical Aspects of the Position:

  • Physically fit, able to move easily around BCH, lift loads of 100 pounds, and operate heavy equipment


  • Salary depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Employer paid health, life and disability insurance.
  • Optional employee paid dental insurance.
  • Paid vacation, sick, and holiday time.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Spencer Hatcher, spencer@bchcenter.org.