Quimby Country is looking for a new Caretaker for our 2020 Season

In 2018 Larry Smith joined Quimby Country during Quimby’s leadership transition. Larry has been a critical part in Quimby’s success as our caretaker. Over the past two season’s Larry has demonstrated a very strong dedication and commitment to our grounds and facilities, which we are very thankful for. While Larry has decided to move on from Quimby Country to enjoy time with family while making more time for things he enjoys, he’ll always be a member of the QC family, and we hope he and his family will be frequent visitors. We will certainly miss his son Matty as well, who often accompanied Larry to work and always with a smile and helping hand.  Thanks Larry for all that you have done for Quimby Country!

If you know someone who might be interesting in apply for our Caretaker job, please forward the below job description along to them. For more information or to apply, please email gene@quimbycountry.com

Quimby Country Caretaker Job Description:

Quimby Country, located in Averill, Vermont – is the oldest sporting camp and original family summer camp in Vermont. 19 cottages are perched along Forest Lake with names inspired by fly fishing lures. The cottages are near to the Lodge, where meals are served to guests in the high season. Quimby Country owns the entire shoreline around Forest Lake and over 3,000 feet of private shoreline on Big Averill Lake. Sandy Beach, along the southern shore of Big Averill, offers a long stretch of fine, sandy shoreline. More than 1,000 acres of managed forest surround Quimby Country. Much of the forestland benefits from a conservation easement, which ensures that Quimbys is protected from development and promotes stewardship of the land. In addition, the managed forestland provides outstanding recreational opportunities, un-fragmented habitat for wildlife, and periodic logging. More than a dozen recreational trails crisscross the property. Quimby Country has welcomed generations of families for more than a century.

Quimby Country is currently seeking a new caretaker to maintain, improve and manage the infrastructure of this historic property. The Caretaker will work closely with the owners and operators of Quimby Country to ensure the natural beauty is protected and cared for and the infrastructure and grounds are maintained to the highest standard.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to gene@quimbycountry.com prior to March 15 2020.

Job Title: Caretaker – Head of Buildings, Maintenance and Grounds 

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary of Responsibilities:  Quimby Country is looking for a highly skilled, personable and ambitious individual who is interested in caring for and helping to preserve a historic fishing and family camp resort. This individual will work closely with Quimby Country owners and operators. The QC Caretaker will serve as head of buildings, maintenance and grounds. This individual will be responsible for the general maintenance, upkeep and improvements of the buildings and infrastructure as well as the off-season security of a 1000-acre camp property located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

General Responsibilities:

Support the mission of Quimby Country by providing the best experience for its guests.

  • Act as a team player working closely with all Quimby Staff
  • Supervise part-time facility and grounds staff 
  • Work independently and with others to continue to improve the camp facilities
  • Offer input and creative ideas related to the facilities and grounds that will enhance the experience of our guests

Maintenance Responsibilities 

  • Keep in good repair all aspects of the properties equipment, which is primarily dedicated to buildings, infrastructure and grounds including tractor, pickup trucks, carpentry tools and various other equipment
  • During the season (June to October) respond to maintenance requests from the  administrative staff, while otherwise focusing on key improvement projects relating to buildings, maintenance and grounds
  • During the pre-season (April-May) complete the opening of the property in the Spring and the shutdown and winterization of the physical plant in the Fall. This includes water systems and opening/closing of buildings, winterizing equipment and facilities
  • Execute on all aspects of completing major and minor projects including purchasing all necessary materials and hiring needed assistance within defined budgets
  • Provide security functions for the camp during the off-season
  • Perform routine maintenance on the interior and exterior of all buildings
  • Execute on administrative tasks to maintain supply and equipment levels necessary for performing all routine maintenance

Management Responsibilities

  • Hire and manage outside contractors when needed to complete various buildings and infrastructure projects
  • Hire and manage approved part-time staff to assist with projects
  • Provide input and expertise in the designation of annual budgets
  • Manage costs to agreed-upon budgets


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have experience in basic carpentry, electrical work and plumbing
  • Must have experience with general maintenance and handyman work
  • Experience with operating general maintenance machinery and equipment preferred
  • Must have understanding of complex water systems and have or be able to attain a Vermont water system operator license  
  • Advanced building/carpentry experience a major plus
  • Advanced plumbing and/or electrical experience a plus
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once 
  • Must be able to establish and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to complete projects on budget and on time.
  • Must be able to recognize and resolve problems collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player.
  • Must have excellent communications skills via the spoken word and electronically.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to perform physical labor required (must be able to lift at least 50lbs. unaided) 
  • Ability to operate machinery needed for the job required

Benefits Include:

  • Seasonal Salary (April 15th – October 30th) 
  • Part- time hrs. available November – March for off-season facility maintenance and repair 

To learn more or to apply: gene@quimbycountry.com | Quimbycountry.com | 802-822-5533