Human Resources


Department Operations & Facilities

Reports to Custodial Manager

Supervises N/A

Pay Grade A, Non-Exempt; Full time

Compensation $11.50-$12.50/hr

Work Schedule

5 pm - 1 am, Five days per week

Open Until Filled 
Review of applications will begin immediately.


Maintains the cleanliness and tidiness of all College facilities and exterior spaces in order to facilitate an effective learning environment. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. In conjunction with Custodial Manager prioritizes daily tasks and follow instructions regarding the safe use of chemicals, supplies and equipment.
  2. Cleans bathrooms including:
    • disinfecting restrooms/shower rooms, fixtures and equipment
    • refilling dispensers for soap and paper products
    • safely disposing of hazardous materials
  3. Cleans floors including:
    • vacuuming carpeted areas
    • dust mopping and mopping non-carpeted areas
    • stripping, cleaning, buffing and applying finish to floors
    • shampooing carpets using floor polishing machine
    • appropriately cleaning sensitive flooring such as dance floors
  4. Cleans offices, classrooms, and common areas including:
    • cleaning chalkboards and white boards
    • dusting and wiping furniture, baseboards, walls, doors, and kickplates as needed
    • emptying and cleaning cigarette urns
    • wiping tables and organizing lounge areas
    • separating regular garbage from recycling and disposing in appropriate containers
    • cleaning drafting tables and desk tops
    • staging rooms for student use
  5. Completes other duties such as:
    • locking and unlocking secured offices upon entry and exit to perform cleaning duties
    • reporting need for repair and/or maintenance
    • washing interior or easily accessible exterior windows
    • sweeping and cleaning sidewalks, stairs and alleys
    • occasionally operating high-pressure washer
    • keeping dumpster areas clean
    • moving trash containers into and back out of alleys for pick up
    • Assisting in clean-up in emergency situations
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma plus minimum one year applicable experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens (training provided)
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written
  • Ability to relate well with diverse populations and provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for entire shift
  • Ability to lift between 25-50 lbs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use College specified chemicals, cleaning products and equipment properly
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule during the year and also daily as scheduled work can get interrupted
  • Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be mindful of secured areas
  • Attention to detail
  • Must pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of custodial service
  • Experience in a not-for-profit, higher education or arts environment

Application Procedures

For consideration please submit a completed Cornish Employment Application to:

Cornish College of the Arts
Human Resources
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.