Custodian - Full Time

Custodian - Full Time

Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, maintains the museum’s buildings and grounds by completing janitorial tasks, event set up and special projects as assigned to ensure fulfillment of museum standards of cleanliness, sanitation, and safety.

Position Type: 
Staff Positions
Department/Division: 
Facilities
Reports to: 
Maintenance Supervisor
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Performs daily maintenance and cleaning of the museum building, including offices, galleries, restrooms, and other public areas. Duties include floor care and carpet cleaning, window cleaning, painting, dusting, trash removal, recycling, changing interior and exterior lighting, and cleaning and restocking restrooms.
  • Assists with the setup of tables, chairs, audio-visual equipment, and other materials for museum events, programs, and facility use functions. Staffs events to ensure their proper functioning and assists with event break down and clean up.
  • Performs routine grounds maintenance, including lawn care and snow removal.
  • Maintains cleaning logs and records as directed.
  • Responds promptly to calls for service from the Protection Services department and other department managers.
  • Chooses and utilizes the proper equipment and/or cleaning products to complete assigned tasks.
  • Assists with special projects for the Curatorial department and/or the Preparatory division as requested.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Complies with all Portland Museum of Art safety rules and procedures.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required.
  • Supports the PMA’s strategic goal to advance a culture of inclusivity and diversity.
  • Fosters relationships and builds philanthropy with patrons at the PMA, as defined by displaying behavior that welcomes all individuals contacted in the course of work. This may include answering questions, utilizing approachable body language such as smiling and making eye contact, thanking people for visiting the PMA, and other open and engaging behavior on a daily basis.
Supervisory Responsibility: 
None.
Education and Experience: 
High School diploma or equivalent with six months to one year of experience in housekeeping maintenance preferred. Valid State of Maine Class C Driver’s License required.
Qualifications: 
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with coworkers.
  • Good interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Physical ability for operating, and handling mechanical equipment, and for lifting up to fifty pounds.
  • Must be available to work on evenings and weekends, including on-call hours.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Working Conditions: 
  • The majority of work is performed in a museum setting or outdoors in all weather conditions. Operates a variety of equipment, including vacuum, carpet cleaner, floor scrubber (zamboni), power washer, shovel, rake, and snow blower. Frequently exposed to hazardous conditions, including loud machinery with moving mechanical parts, and toxic chemicals and fumes. Often required to lift and move objects weighing up to fifty pounds and to stand, walk, bend, and crouch for extended periods.
Terms: 
The Custodian - Full Time position is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, non-exempt, employment-at-will position. The schedule will vary depending on the needs of the museum and will include evenings and weekends. The PMA offers a comprehensive benefit package including 2 weeks vacation and 12 holidays per year.
To Apply: 
Please email cover letter, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at website) http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employ.shtml to mtpt.pma.022018@portlandmuseum.org . Job applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status as a whistleblower, marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at website) http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employ.shtml to mtpt.pma.022018@portlandmuseum.org . Job applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status as a whistleblower, marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.