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Maintenance Generalist

Our Institution: Founded in 1860, Bard College is an international network of highly innovative and admired educational institutions grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. A division of Bard located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year college in the U.S. specifically designed for motivated adolescents to fully realize their academic potential by beginning college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. BA and AA degrees are granted in over 35 areas of study. Simon’s Rock attracts a diverse student population of approximately 400 students, drawn nationally and internationally, with a significant population of students identifying as LGBTQIA2S+.

For over 50 years, Simon’s Rock has practiced the simple yet radical idea that many students are ready for college before the age of 18, an idea that launched the Early College movement in the United States and beyond. In 2015, Simon’s Rock launched Bard Academy, a two-year high school program for boarding and day students, with courses designed and taught by college professors and leading to entry into college after the 10th grade. In doing so, Simon’s Rock has connected high school and college in one cohesive, coherent six-year arc. In 2019, Simon’s Rock established the Early College Research Institute (ECRI), a locus for research into “what’s next” in Early College.

The Role: Join our team as a Maintenance Generalist at Bard College at Simon’s Rock! The Maintenance Generalist is a skilled technician responsible for a variety of tasks including repairs, maintenance, installations, and inspections of building systems and equipment. Reporting to the Physical Plant’s Maintenance Supervisor, this role plans and schedules repairs and upgrades, orders parts and tools as needed, and ensures the safety and functionality of campus facilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform repairs, maintenance, installations, and inspections on building systems and equipment.
  • Plan and schedule repairs and upgrades, ordering parts and tools as appropriate.
  • Work independently or as part of a team on projects from conception to completion.
  • Provide a safe campus environment by removing snow, ice, debris, and trash from campus grounds.
  • Operate light vehicles and equipment safely and responsibly.
  • Adhere to safety standards and procedures, including OSHA regulations.
  • Contribute to the success of the Physical Plant Department by performing assigned duties.
  • Support campus events with setup, trash collection, and other duties as needed.
  • Attend department meetings as required.

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Five years’ experience in the trades.
  • Valid driver’s license required; FMCSA DOT medical exam certification preferred.
  • Experience in customer service preferred.
  • Ability to follow directions accurately and use common tools and equipment.
  • Moderate computer literacy.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Physical resilience and ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical tasks.
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.

This position is a full-time hourly position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and socioeconomic levels as the values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission.

To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter by email to Chris Swindlehurst, Maintenance Supervisor ( with “Maintenance Generalist” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. You can call 413-528-7367 for more information.