Assistant Custodian Part Time Sunday - Thursday

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The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History inspires a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.

Position Summary:  Provide custodial services and assists in the maintenance services for the museum’s buildings.  Provide services in moving equipment, exhibit displays, furniture, receiving shipments and storing supplies.  In addition, this position provides services ensuring the secure and safe environment for our visitors and staff and provides support to the museum’s facility use and the museum’s exhibition programs where assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

? Provide housekeeping and general janitorial maintenance of all museum buildings

? Assist with maintenance of facilities

? Provide support to museum events and facilities use as directed

? Maintain clean and safe areas for visitors and staff

? Work with the other custodial staff to maintain the museum’s housekeeping schedule

? Advise supervisor and other custodial staff of supplies needed

? Help move and deliver supplies

? Ensure work space is clean and clear of clutter consistent with Museum and department operations and safety procedures.  Performs other related duties as assigned.


Essential Requirements:

? Frequent standing, walking, bending, sitting, climbing (stairs & ladders), crawling and lifting of moderate to heavy loads (50lbs)

? Occasional work in elevated places

? Able to operate and use a hand truck for moving supplies

? Able to use ladders

? Able to regularly work one weekend day; Generally work shedule is Sunday – Wednesday 8-2:30 pm and Thursday 8-12:30.  

? Able to follow verbal and written instructions; good auditory skills with a full range of hearing and good vision including acuity, depth perception, color vision

? Comfortable Basic computer skills, ability to use email and communicate using the Museum’s Microsoft Outlook, basic Microsoft Word.

? Comfortable working around the general public

? Able to respond to emergency situations including but not limited to chemical spills, fires, and evacuations

? Flexible time management (working around other departments and projects)

? Able to safely operate electric transport cart 

? Hold a valid California Driver’s License

Additional desirable skills:

? Knowledge and experience using a variety of small power tools

? Painting, drywall, carpentry

? Mechanical repair of small equipment

Work Environment:

? Frequent work throughout all Museum facilities including conference facilities, galleries, exhibit halls, presentation halls, research laboratories, storage rooms, roofs, and maintenance and/or metal/wood shop 

? Frequent work outdoors

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