The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.
DEPARTMENT: Finance, Facilities & Security
REPORTS TO: Facilities Manager
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
STATUS: Part-Time < 20hours per week
BENEFITS: Prorated vacation and holiday pay, prorated sick leave, Museum Store & Café discounts. 403(b) retirement account after 90 day of employment.
As Museum Custodian, you may be required to perform tasks involved in the cleaning and organization of the building and grounds. The Museum Custodian will have a good understanding of many cleaning techniques, cleaning tools and proper use of cleaning chemicals. The incumbent is expected to be a self-starter, a good manager of time, to work independently, and to follow the Frye’s standards for safety and conduct.
Cleaning Upkeep and Janitorial (80%)
- Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming.
- Operate floor machine as needed on tile, hardwood, and concrete floors.
- Gather and empty trash.
- Service, clean, and supply restrooms.
- Dust/polish furniture and fixtures.
- Clean windows, glass partitions, mirrors and stainless steel, using appropriate methods.
- Mix water and detergents in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
- Spot shampoo carpets to remove stains/dirt.
- Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
- Move furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks from time to time.
- Clean and maintain building exterior walkways, steps, ramps and entrances.
- Remove snow/ice from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas using snow shovels, or snow melting chemicals.
- Set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, to prepare facilities for events such as exhibition openings, private events, and meetings.
- Deep clean Café kitchen equipment and floors quarterly.
- Perform other related tasks as directed by the Facilities Manager.
Grounds and Organization (19%)
- Organize janitorial spaces and supplies for easy access and keeping track of inventory and restocking.
- Remove graffiti and other undesirable markings from the outside of the building as they arise.
- Clean and maintain building exterior walkways, steps, ramps, and entrances daily.
- Tidy up restrooms, hallways, and galleries as necessary throughout the day.
- Set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, to prepare facilities for events such as exhibition openings, private events, education events and meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Impeccable integrity.
- Displays a well composed professional attitude at all times, especially when working in the public eye.
- Interacts with patrons and public in respectful professional manner.
- Dresses appropriately for all occasions.
- Weekend schedule, occasional flexible hours as situations arise.
- Mandatory High School diploma or equivalent
- Minimum 2 years’ experience as a custodian, janitor, or building technician
Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor event sites. Shift times may vary to meet museums requirement to staff the facilities at all hours. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Sitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 20% of time is spent walking or moving tools and supplies around the museum or grounds. Balance of time: Approximately 80% is spent standing/kneeling/moving around the work area performing custodial duties.
- Speaking/Hearing: Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with facilities manager, contractors and vendors, co-workers and patrons.
- Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling: The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds is necessary for moving equipment, tools and equipment/supplies.
- Vision: Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively read labels, instructions and operations procedures.
- Stooping/Kneeling: The ability to stoop and kneel is necessary to perform many custodial duties.
This position description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.