Utility Cleaner/Mover

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

Utility Cleaner/Mover


Bennington College invites applications for a team-oriented Utility Cleaner/Mover to support the needs of a diverse campus community. As part of the Buildings & Grounds team, the Utility Cleaner/Mover is responsible for moving/delivering items to designated campus locations in a timely and safe manner, managing set-ups for College events (i.e., arranging/setting up tables, chairs, podium) and cleaning assigned facilities. Generally, the position works as part of a 2-person team to address work orders and ad hoc requests throughout the day.

The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of six months’ related experience; moving experience is preferred. Candidates must have exceptional customer service and communication skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision - both independently and as part of a team. Candidates must be able to prioritize work orders, multitask and successfully complete/close out assignments in a timely manner; flexibility is a must. A current/valid driver’s license and successful completion of a driving test is required.

This position works both inside and outdoors with the potential for extreme weather conditions.  This position requires the ability to lift and carry at least 100 lbs. This position requires frequent heavy physical exertion; typically involves lifting, standing, bending, reaching, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling and climbing stairs, step ladders and extension ladders to coordinate work.  The position requires use of a forklift, vacuum, buffer, floor machine among other equipment; attendance/completion of safety training programs required. The position may require some overtime as well as weekend or holiday coverage.

The position is full-time, benefits-eligible and the work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6;30 am to 3:00 pm. Bennington College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes generous time off benefits.

The College

Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. This position captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.

Bennington College affirms the intersecting identities of all its community members—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—and recognizes their contributions to the vitality of our unique living and learning environment. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, experience, and accomplishment to apply.