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POSITION OVERVIEW 

The Museum Custodian is a semi-skilled position responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness, care, and appearance of the Museum.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
This position provides a variety of routine custodial, housekeeping, and general maintenance services including, but not limited to:  

• Clean and maintain all visitor and public spaces, exhibit galleries, staff offices, meeting rooms, hallways, snack and common areas, boardroom, stairs, and elevators. 

• Clean all windows, doors, mirrors, tables, walls, partitions, woodwork, metal work, and drinking fountains. 

• Vacuum all carpeted areas. 

• Sweep and mop tiled floors, strip, wax, and polish floors as directed. 

• Clean and service all restrooms, sanitize toilet bowls, sinks and countertops, and replenish hand soap, toilet rolls, and paper towel dispensers. 

• Dust railings, fans, window blinds, and light fixtures. 

• Spot clean spills on carpets and tile floors. 

• Replace light bulbs as needed. 

• Remove trash and replace plastic liners in all trash receptacles. 

• Pick up litter and other debris throughout the Museum facility, grounds, and parking areas. 

• Clean and maintain all outdoor and patio areas. 

• Safely move heavy objects, furniture, display cases, and collections pieces as directed. 

• Set up, arrange, and remove tables, chairs, and decorations to prepare Museum rooms for meetings, special events, and private functions. 

• Assist with rodent and pest control. 

• Assist with minor building maintenance and repair projects, such as hanging pictures, painting and patching walls. 

• Properly requisition adequate cleaning supplies and equipment needed to complete jobs. 

• Mix water and cleaning solutions according to product specifications. 

• Monitor building security and safety by ensuring that doors are locked after operating hours and that electrical appliances are turned off or do not create a hazard. 

• Raise and lower flags, as directed. 

• Adjust heating and cooling controls. 

• Maintain records as required. 

• Promptly report maintenance concerns, issues, or potential safety hazards to the Museum’s Facilities Manager. 
 

REPORTS TO 
The Museum Facilities & Operations Manager. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 
A high school diploma or GED equivalent and at least two years of prior work experience performing janitorial, custodial, or housekeeping duties, preferably in a museum, school, or other public facility.  

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

• Knowledge of basic cleaning methods and maintenance skills. 

• Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices and procedures used in housekeeping and building maintenance. 

• Familiarity with materials, chemicals, supplies, and equipment used to clean offices and public buildings in an efficient and economical manner. 

• Self-motivated with a pleasant, positive and helpful attitude. 

• Willingness to perform a variety of custodial-related tasks. 

• Effective communication skills and the ability to provide courteous assistance to visitors, staff, and volunteers. 

• Skill in cleaning, waxing, and buffing tiled floors to maintain a professional condition and appearance. 

• Ability to exercise proper care and precautions not to mar or otherwise damage Museum furnishings, exhibit cases, artwork, or interpretive panels. 

• Ability to handle chemical products, soaps, and cleaning agents in a safe and responsible manner. 

• Ability to independently operate standard cleaning, moving, and maintenance equipment, such as a floor buffer, ladder, vacuum cleaner, hand truck, and pallet jack. 

• Ability to comply with all Museum policies, procedures, and safety rules. 

• Ability to follow instructions and adhere to schedules and assignments. 

• Ability to exercise care and good judgment in performing assigned duties. 

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and work alone without close supervision. 

• Ability to learn special or specific methods of cleaning the Museum facilities and exhibit cases. 

• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and public holidays. 


WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Normal building and office environment with occasional outside work on the Museum’s entry ways, patio, and garden areas. The Museum Custodian is regularly required to walk, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, lift or move heavy objects weighing fifty (50) pounds or more, and reach with hands and arms. The Museum Custodian uses various cleaning agents, some with harsh chemical compounds, and must be able to read and understand product labels. The employee may be exposed to wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, power tools, noise, and fumes or airborne particles. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 
Full or part-time, non-exempt position. 

Please send your resume to jobs@historymuseumofmobile.com 

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