Earl began his career at St Lawrence in 1974 as a Zamboni driver at Appleton Arena. He worked as a cleaner and a custodian in a variety of buildings until he was promoted to supervisor of academic buildings. He also served as supervisor of residence halls and as a facilities manager until his promotion to Assistant Director of Facilities in 2005. Since 2010 Earl has served as Assistant Director of Facilities for Custodial and Event Support. In that role he supervises three facilities managers, four general laborers and the caretaker of Canaras Conference Center on Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks.