2023-24 Maintenance Position - Upper School Job at Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA

  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • Studio City, CA

Job Description

Harvard-Westlake School is seeking an experienced maintenance person who has wide-ranging abilities and who is available for significant paid overtime. This person will be part of a team handling maintaining the plant operations function of the school through plumbing, simple electrical, painting, and general handyman-type projects. Team player with the ability to work independently.

This position requires a lot of flexibility: having good hand skills is important, but equally important is the willingness to do whatever is required to ensure that the school's facilities and grounds are clean and in good operating order, that the department is prepared for all major events, and that the procedures and processes are functioning as designed. Able to multitask.

Skills Needed:

We are looking for someone that is skilled and semi-skilled in the related fields:

  • Preventative maintenance to buildings and grounds
  • Comfortable working with light electrical, plumbing, drywalling/painting, carpentry, tiling, welding is a plus but not required, knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration, and handyman skills

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Use tools such as a leaf blower, broom, and dustpan to clean assigned areas daily, including collecting trash
  • Complete maintenance requests submitted online or via telephone, which may include changing light bulbs, using ladders, minor plumbing repairs, hanging bulletin boards, minor electrical repairs, delivering heavy boxes of copy paper, hanging pictures in offices, cleaning up after sick students, unclogging toilets, help park visitors during school functions, and responding to emergency calls
  • Collect boxes (often heavy) from receiving department and deliver them to staff all around campus
  • Set up and staffing for events: often includes building and moving heavy stage platforms, pressure wash the campus in preparation of events, setting up hundreds of folding chairs, pipe and drape, and necessary sandbags for ballast, moving aluminum tables from storage and returning them following the event
  • Employees are in constant motion, are on their feet all day, and must be able to climb stairs and frequently lift up to 50lbs

Harvard-Westlake School

We are an independent school consisting of two campuses located in Los Angeles, California. We have approximately 1,600 curious, thoughtful, and inspiring students enrolled in grades seven through twelve.
We are committed to creating a community of belonging and actively strive to be a diverse and inclusive community. We do not discriminate on any basis. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.


Monday through Friday: Typically, 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or 6:30 am to 3:30 pm with slight variations.

Note: Significant daily paid overtime that would be required beyond the regular workday, including evenings and weekends. You must be available for overtime that may reach 40-50 hours per month.

Compensation: We have two positions available at our Upper School campus. Anticipated base compensation for these roles are between $50,000 - $55,000, depending on experience.

Great benefits we offer:

  • Top tier medical, dental, and vision coverage with zero to low premium contributions
  • 403(b) Retirement with a 10% match and immediate vesting
  • Cafeteria allowance – lunch is on us!
  • Professional development support including continuing education
  • Personal Growth grants
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Employee affinity groups
  • Mental wellness resources and workshops
  • Partially subsidized employee housing (subject to availability)
  • Tickets to local sporting and entertainment events
  • Discount at school bookstore (get your HW swag!)
  • Paid Holidays, including time off for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring break plus vacation!

Job Tags

Daily paid, Holiday work, Local area, Immediate start, Relocation package, Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday,

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