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Sexton for Major Church Events
Job Description

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events'(SMCE) primarily provides direct custodial support of major 'church' internally controlled events usually involving the priest and/or a large number of general parishioners and the use of multiple church campus rooms usually including the kitchen.

These Major Church Events include...

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events'(SMCE) usually does NOT provide direct custodial support for...

The direct custodial support of major church events includes:

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' attends all staff meetings; and reviews church staff e-mail, text messages, phone calls, and church website calendars, on a daily basis to maintain knowledge of the schedule of church events and their requirements for SMCE custodial support.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' is not to work more than 8 hours in a day.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' is to work no more than 25 hours in a week unless pre-authorized by the parish manager. This would be done by the parish manager's approval of a tentative weekly schedule issued on Tuesday for the week. Once 25 work hours are attained only required event set-up and event recovery will be performed. An attempt will be made to counter excess weekly hours by shorter future work weeks when major church events lessen.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' maintains a list of encountered Church Campus Discrepancies which are updated monthly.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' prepares for the interment of ashes in the memorial garden by placing an aluminum cylinder with cap, found in the north furnace room, in the sacristy. Just before the interment, the memorial garden is cleared of debris, and the niche is prepared using the interment tools kept in the main office, according to the oral and written instructions from the parish administrator. After the interment and departure of all participants, the niche is capped using a cap, also found in the north furnace room, and closed using the same tools from the main office. .

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' purchases or orders church cleaning, restroom, and kitchen supplies. These are stored in the metal lockers found in the north furnace room, the north basement mop closet, the first floor corner closet for the housekeeper, the business restroom wall cabinets, upstairs in the utility room for the preschool, the mop closet behind the kitchen, below the kitchen garbage disposal, below the kitchen coffee maker, up high in the gym tablecloth and table closets, and next to the washer and dryer in the south basement.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' removes trash and recycles, vacuums and scrapes carpets, sweeps hard floors, cleans apparent hand sink and restroom soil-age, but only as necessary in the preschool area, when the 'Sexton for Preschool and Housekeeping' or Housekeeper is unable to work after one preschool day and before the next preschool day.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' moves items to and from deep storage.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' clears and cleans window wells especially around the preschool basement, outside basement steps, roof drains (not eave troughs), and air conditioning enclosures. This is done to prevent basement flooding and roof leaking. The need for this should be checked whenever it rains.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' purchases and replaces water filters during the months of February and August. Turn off water feed and bleed air from line before removing filter canisters. Follow the instructions of on filters for pre-flushing of filters and flushing of units after installation. Bleed air from water line after filter installation. Mark the date of replacement on the outside of the filter unit. Filter locations:

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' purchases and replaces air condition filters during the month of February. Mark the date of replacement on the exposed end of the filter. Filter locations:

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' is to be telephoned by the first preschool staff person arriving at the church in the morning, if there is a severe build-up of ice melter on the gym floor, and the preschool is to use the gym that very morning. The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' will then proceed to the church to clean the gym floor. The travel and task will require 1 1/2 hours to complete. If the preschool is not to be in session that day, then any preschool staff person observing the gym's poor condition should report this to the parish manager, so the 'Sexton for Preschool and Housekeeping' or the Housekeeper may be specifically instructed to clean the gym floor during the day.

The 'Sexton for Major Church Events' also performs special custodial projects as time permits. These include clearing and cleaning church campus areas such as entry windows and the dumpster area. They include electric lamp replacement, minor vacuum cleaner repairs, and plant watering. The projects are initiated by the SMCE's repeated observations of such custodial needs or upon the requests of other parish staff. However, the support of major church events and already listed tasks take priority over any special projects.