Custodial Supervisor


This position will function as a first-line supervisor, providing direction to a variety of staff. This employee will work under the general supervision of the Custodial Manager and use independent judgment to apply the guidelines to specific situations. The Custodial Supervisor will coordinate custodial activities and staff. This position requires knowledge of the practices and materials used in the duties of the custodial staff, policies and procedures, as well as ensuring all staff members are following all safety guidelines.

  • Selects and assigns staff, ensuring equal opportunity in hiring.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinates.
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained.
  • Ensures proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work.
  • Makes rounds to check for crew coverage, gives special cleaning instructions, and/or assignments, and ascertains compliance with directives. Also, assigns themselves to an area.
  • Determines materials, supplies, and equipment needs, requisitions cleaning supplies and materials.
  • Ensures that work is performed according to OSHA regulations and Museum safety standards are met and ensures that MSDS logs are up to date. 
  • Ensures that building is secure when working during non-business hours. 
  • Ensures that work is performed without damage to exhibits and artifacts including knowledge of which products are safe to use in performing work. 
  • Inspects equipment for cleanliness and ensures it is working properly.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a supervisor or lead worker of custodial staff.
  • One (1) or more years of custodial work experience. 

Additional Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the standard methods, equipment, and supplies used in a large scale custodial operation.
  • Thorough knowledge of methods used in the cleaning of buildings.
  • Thorough knowledge of occupation hazards and safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to operate and use tools and equipment of the janitorial service.
  • Ability to develop work schedules making the most efficient use of personnel.

This position works in an active and busy museum setting.

  • Work involves frequent standing and walking for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • May require working from a seated position, on a computer, for long periods of time, using a keyboard, viewing a digital screen. 
  • Work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

This position has been designated as a safety sensitive position. Safety sensitive positions include job duties that could affect the health and safety of the employee or others. 

This position may require the employee to drive for business purposes in either their own vehicle or a vehicle provided by the Museum. Employees that drive for business purposes must be able to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and provide proof of insurance and a valid license to drive on an annual basis.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

This position supervises Custodial Department staff. This position must maintain positive working relationships with management, employees, applicants, vendors and the general public.

Salary Description
$17.50 hourly