The Cleaner reports directly to the Head of Buildings & Grounds and is responsible for carrying out general services in a proactive and friendly manner, addressing problems identified during inspections, reporting unsafe conditions within the museum, and acting as a point of contact for employees and patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow a schedule to perform general janitorial services, including dusting, cleaning windows, emptying trash, and cleaning restrooms.
  • Perform general floor maintenance, including vacuuming, sweeping, waxing, and buffing floors in all museum buildings.
  • Routinely deep clean both public and private spaces, including restrooms.
  • Maintain cleaning supplies and equipment and place a request with the Interim Head of Buildings & Grounds to reorder supplies as necessary when inventory is needed.
  • Periodically move heavy equipment and furniture such as tables and chairs.
  • Inspect property and perform basic maintenance such as replacing light bulbs, general landscaping, snow removal, and minor repairs.
  • Clean any spills or other hazards that occur to prevent injuries to people and property.
  • Assist with set-up and breakdown of special events as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Organized self-starter with strong attention to detail; good time-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication abilities.
  • Ability to effectively operate and use floor buffing machine and cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to lift and move 20–50 pounds (generally tables, chairs, etc.).
  • Licensed to drive vehicles (License Class D)—including your own personal vehicle (mileage is reimbursed), pickup trucks, and box trucks—in order to perform janitorial services at the museum’s offsite storage facility.
  • Must be able to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed.
  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  • 2+ years relevant work experience in general maintenance or cleaning services.
  • Experience with floor buffer preferred.

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