Department Operations & Facilities

Reports to Custodian Manager

Work Schedule

Full-time, Non-exempt


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

Job Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with Custodial Manager prioritizes daily tasks and follow instructions regarding the safe use of chemicals, supplies and equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of bathrooms, floors, offices, classrooms, and common areas:

                                         - disinfecting rooms, fixtures and equipment

                                         - refilling dispensers

                                         - safely disposing of hazardous materials

                                         - vacuuming carpeted areas

                                         - dust mopping and mopping non-carpeted areas

                                         - stripping, cleaning, buffing and applying finish to floors

                                         - cleaning chalkboards and white boards

                                         - staging rooms for student use

  • 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

  • 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)
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication
  • Proven ability to work compatibly with a diverse student body, faculty, staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to stand, walk and bend for an entire shift
  • Ability to life between 25-50 pounds
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • 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 email the following to

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Cornish Application

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled.

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.