Job Objective: Provide staff and students with a safe, clean, and comfortable working and living environment by maintaining facilities, grounds, and Campo. With the NOLS PAT Operations Manager administers headquarters construction projects.


  • Excellent communication skills, a high level of initiative, and a strong work ethic are essential. 
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of lawn care equipment is necessary.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 k. Examples include but are not limited to propane tanks, laundry, and maintenance tools.
  • Must be able to perform physical work under a variety of conditions indoors and outdoors; climb and work from a ladder; and operate a variety of tools and landscaping equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently with strong attention to detail.
  • Communicate clearly and build positive working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Desire to work in a small community.
  • Must meet NOLS driving requirements.
  • Must have previous ranch/farm experience with cattle, horses, and sheep.
  • Local knowledge is preferred.
  • This position requires a well-rounded understanding of construction, both theoretical and practical, and the ability to carry out and/or oversee construction and maintenance projects of a broad nature. 
  • Experience with and an understanding of NOLS operations and mission is an asset. 
  • A two year minimum commitment will be highly considered.
  • The ability to work unsupervised, supervise others, and remain adaptive is essential.
  • Other skills shall include organizational ability, high degree of motivation, initiative, problem solving, and desire to work in an international community.
  • Applicants need a valid driver’s license (Chilean driving license class A-4, B and D) and a safe driving record. 
  • Spanish is a must and English is preferred.
  • Experience dealing with contractors and construction Companies.

Leadership or Supervisory Duties: Supervision, scheduling, and training of maintenance assistants. Offer and receive timely feedback within the NOLS Patagonia team.

The Campo and Facility Manager is responsible for supervising part time labor and student volunteers. It will care for the NOLS livestock and  it will also supervise the maintenance assistant, agricultural assistant and housekeeper as well as campo interns or volunteers. 

The position involves acting as NOLS’ representative for the school’s interaction with local contractors. The Campo and Facility Manager will regularly supervise branch employees and student volunteers for specific projects. Supervision is in both Spanish and English.

With the NOLS PAT Operations Manager administers headquarters construction projects.

Funds and/or Property: Responsible for upkeep, maintenance, and repair of campus equipment and facilities. Update maintenance records and adhere to established campus risk management policies. Responsible for accurately tracking expenses and receipts.

The campo and facilities manager is responsible for the sale and purchase of livestock, ranch supplies and construction supplies. He/She is responsible for up to $4000 petty cash (monthly). 



  • Develop and implement maintenance and cleaning schedules for all buildings and departments on property.
  • Maintain and repair facilities, including minor electrical, carpentry, painting, and plumbing projects as skills and experience allow.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the grounds and facilities, including mowing and custodial work.
  • Monitor inventory of cleaning and facilities supplies and accurately order based on needs.
  • Meet weekly with the NOLS Patagonia manager team.
  • Work closely with Operations Manager throughout the season to prioritize daily facility needs, seasonal projects, contractor hiring, quote acquisition, as well as campus opening and closing tasks.
  • Ensure that COVID campus practices are implemented and maintained throughout the season.
  • Actively contribute to a positive and healthy community living environment.
  • Supervising assistants and volunteers
  • Supervise and keep track of items in the tool shed and barn, monitor water system and projects as assigned by Operations Manager.
  • Headquarters Projects. 
  • Act as buyer representative to coordinate communication, plan and implement ideas, offer alternatives, impart appropriate new techniques and technologies, maintain quality controls, assist in record keeping, and generally do what it takes to keep the project progressing efficiently. Work entails contact with local architects and contractors, construction workers, and suppliers.
  • Facilities maintenance. Examples include: finish components of new buildings, change light bulbs, pour cement steps, make a gate, fix the toilet, maintain the tool shed in an orderly fashion, put a cover on a water tank, put lighting in the shed, if it breaks fix it and if it isn’t broken make sure that it doesn’t break. 
  • Drive to support school needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

Criminal Background Check: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-verify: NOLS participates in E-verify 


Motor Vehicle Record: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:  All employees that work at NOLS facilities and who have regular contact with other employees and or students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religion exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees. Employees that work remotely and do not have contact with other employees and or students are not required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

Work Location:  Location is at NOLS Patagonia headquarters in Coyhaique, Chile. This is a nine-month position running from mid August through mid May.

How to Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume to: 

NOLS Patagonia Finances and HHRR Manager, Karen Gallegos.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +56 983880545

Contact Karen Gallegos with questions.

Closing Date For Applications: June 17th, 2022

Starting Date: August 15th, 2022


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