Saint Louis Science Center

  • Custodian - (Regular - Full time)

    Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/28/2018 3:14 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Building Services
  • Overview

    The Custodial position performs routine interior and exterior cleaning services, assists in maintenance of building services equipment, supplies and inventories. In addition, works a part of a team to set up and break down tables and chairs for meetings and special events.  Conduct emergency custodial services as needed and must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays.


    • Understand Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS).
    • Adhere to safety policy/procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); use back brace while working.
    • Stock and keep custodial closets orderly.
    • Operate custodial floor equipment.
    • Keep floors free of trash.
    • Engage visitors in a friendly manner, answer visitor questions and provide directions as needed.
    • Low dust and routinely clean assigned galleries.
    • Clean/spot clean walls in galleries.
    • Clean assigned areas in preparation for opening including interior and exterior.
    • Assist in set up for special events.
    • Assist in cleaning before and after special events.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


    • Understand the appropriate use of cleaning chemicals. 
    • Apply proper cleaning procedures for a variety of surfaces including glass, plastic, laminated plastic, stainless steel, wall surfaces, and wood. 
    • Utilize proper products and procedures for cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms.
    • Work discreetly and safely with visitors and staff. 
    • Must be able to work Saturdays and Sundays, holidays and overtime depending on work load and/or events.

    High school diploma or GED

    Prior experience highly preferred, particularly with floor care experience. 

    Good verbal and written communication and the ability to interact with visitors.
    Must be able to measure the correct dilution measures of chemical use.


    In order to perform the job duties of the Custodian, the candidate must be able to follow verbal or written directions, lift one end of several 8 ft. tables and to lift and place 8-12 chairs per table, wet mop floors and handle a mop bucket 2/3 full of water, climb and work from a 12ft. ladder, sit and use their hands and fingers. The candidate will also be required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch, and occasionally crawl. The candidate must be able to see small amounts of dirt or imperfections in order to maintain the highest quality cleaning standards, and must be able to able to work with typical janitorial cleaners, chemicals and supplies.


    This job includes working indoors and outdoors, wet, hot, cold, and snowy conditions. The noise level in the work environment varies inside based on events and exhibitions.



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