Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.  Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment
Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
Fair Play: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
Relationship Building and Cultivation
Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
Content Knowledge
Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
Humility and Growth Mindset
Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
Approach to Work
Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.

Hawken School is seeking full-time, year-round maintenance employees to join our Facilities Department. The role provides multi-disciplinary maintenance support in tasks including:  machinery repair and maintenance, HVAC, Boilers, plumbing, electrical, painting, plastering and carpentry.  Knowledge of building codes and basic maintenance policies are essential.  Second shifts hours from 2pm - 10pm.  This position is designated as “Essential Personnel” and requires incumbent to interact with the School during emergency situations.
  • Perform routine preventive inspections on machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Operate, troubleshoot and repair HVAC, refrigerant and boiler systems
  • Maintain and install plumbing systems and equipment
  • Install electrical services, equipment, repair or replace wiring and fixtures per NEC 70E
  • Construct walls and repair counters, benches, partitions, and other wooden structures, using power saws and typical carpenter’s tools
  • Paint walls, install and repair flooring, woodwork, and fixtures
  • Perform general grounds keeping duties, as needed, such as mowing lawns, trimming/edging walkways, lining athletic fields, pruning shrubs/trees, shoveling snow, cleaning and snaking drainage ditches, culverts, and sewer drains
  • Operate mowers, tractors and other motorized equipment
  • Perform other work as assigned by the Operations Manager or the Director of Facilities
  • Minimum of five years' experience performing a variety of maintenance functions
  • Skilled in the use of hand tools with basic knowledge of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, boilers and plumbing
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds and shovel snow, soil and gravel; ability to climb ladders, scaffolds, and stairs
  • CFC refrigerant recovery and low pressure boiler license preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED, formal education training certificate in Building Maintenance or HVAC field required. Associate degree preferred.

Founded on the ideal that “the better self shall prevail, and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life,” Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,400 students serving toddlers through grade 12. Hawken’s three campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland, an urban extension center, and a new high school in the city’s museum district provide students with five campuses in total, offering a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.  To learn more about us, visit

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to: Dale Lucas, Director of Facilities at  or PO Box 8002, Gates Mills, OH 44040.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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