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School, Dormitory Building, and Transportation Maintenance (BFA)

Opportunity in Germany


Black Forest Academy provides a quality, international Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action. TEAM is one of Black Forest Academy’s sponsoring organizations. For more about BFA, go to their website:

BFA provides an English language education for grades 4-12. Grades 1-3 are part of a bilingual school, Christliche Schule Kandern. BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview. BFA has an enrollment of approximately 310 students, about 50% of the 7th-12th grade students are residents in the boarding program.

BFA’s commitment to quality, international, Christian education means that BFA is a great place to grow through service. BFA is seeking men and women who are passionate about missional Christian education, who will serve as models to students of what it means to follow Christ. Prayerfully consider how God may want to use you to be involved in global missions at Black Forest Academy. It’s not just a job; it’s an opportunity to change lives.

The purpose of the Maintenance Staff is to help maintain the facilities and equipment associated with the school and dorms at Black Forest Academy.

Responsibilities and Duties

To adhere to all the laws of the country of Germany while performing duties.

To follow the requests of the owners of the dorms regarding the care of their properties when it comes to maintenance issues.

To fulfill the duties as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor as he discerns strengths and needs.
-When assigned projects, report progress to the Maintenance Supervisor when possible.

The Maintenance staff will work every Monday – Friday including snow days, portions of BFA holiday breaks and some Saturdays which is determined by the work needing to be done at that time and varies from year to year.

To help maintain a safe and comfortable environment for the students and staff at BFA and the dorms.

To be available for custodial work as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor.

To purchase needed items after submitting a request to the Maintenance Supervisor.
-You may be given certain financial responsibility, but it must go through the Maintenance Supervisor first.

To use your expertise to help individuals or the institution as a whole.

To attend trade shows and/or go through Bauhaus and similar stores to see what tools are available to recommend for purchase are recommendations for improving your skill set while part of the Maintenance team.


Interested applicants should browse current job openings on BFA’s website and fill out a pre-application online. At the same time, it’s a good idea to fill out a preliminary application with TEAM because all BFA staff members come through an international mission organization. As such, each staff member must provide his or her own financial support through donations (usually tax-deductible) from churches, family, friends, or personal savings.

TEAM and BFA prefer that applicants commit to a two-year minimum stint. It takes a certain amount of time to adjust to living and working in a new setting, doubly so in a foreign culture. In cases of dire need, the school might give its okay for a one-year commitment.

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