Custodian (two openings)

Operations & Facilities

The Operations & Facilities department is looking to hire two (2)  Custodians to join the team. This position, under general supervision of the Custodial Manager, performs a variety of work to maintain buildings, furniture, and equipment to ensure a clean, sanitary, safe and secure condition during an assigned shift. Prioritize daily tasks and follow instructions regarding the safe use of chemicals, supplies and equipment. Maintains the cleanliness and tidiness of all College facilities and exterior spaces in order to facilitate an effective learning environment. This position is represented by OPEIU Local 8.

The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.

If you are looking for a culture that promotes and supports creative engagement, consider Cornish. In addition to a great culture, Cornish offers generous paid medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, paid time-off and holidays.


  1. Performs general, routine custodial duties, to include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, and restocking paper and soap supplies.
  2. Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies.
  3. Empties trash receptacles, disposes trash into compactors and/or dumpsters, and bags trash for proper disposal.
  4. Unlocks doors, ensuring doors are locked and secured after cleaning areas.
  5. Reports needs and concerns to appropriate staff, which may include submitting or recommending work orders and checking supply levels.
  6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  7. Assists in on-the-job training of new staff on routine procedures.
  8. Performs cleaning functions specific to the assigned facilities and/or based on seasonal/project requirements.
  9. May provide vendors with access to areas for cleaning and may answer basic questions. May report issues with vendors to supervisor.
  10. Assists in resetting of classrooms as needed throughout the school year.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to understand verbal instructions
  • Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment
  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment, chemicals, and supplies
  • Ability to use hand and power tools as applicable
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures, including following written instructions to safely use, mix, and dispose/store cleaners, solvents, chemicals, and similar products used in custodial services.
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or General Educational Development or equivalent
  • Minimum two year applicable experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens (training provided)
  • Ability to lift between 25-50 lbs and utilize equipment to mobilize heavier objects
  • Must pass background check
  • Willingness to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or background.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Custodial experience in a not-for-profit, higher education or arts environment

Department:   Operations & Facilities
Reports To:     Custodial Manager
Supervises:     N/A
Pay Grade:      Non-exempt; Full-time
Compensation:      $21.15
Shifts Available:

  • Sunday – Thursday – 5:00am – 2:00pm | 1 position
  • Tuesday – Saturday – 5:00am – 2:00pm | 1 position

Application Procedures

Please submit the following items to our email,

1) Resume or C.V.

2) Cornish Employment Application Form

Application Deadline: August 4th, 2024

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish commits to demonstrating respect for individual expression and integrity; to promoting the equality of opportunity and rights of all persons within the community and to actively encouraging and maintaining the representation and inclusion of diverse cultures and backgrounds within the student body, faculty, staff and curricula.

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

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.

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