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Custodian / Groundskeeper

part-time: 20-25 hours per week

Position available immediately

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Custodian and Groundskeeper; part-time

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Part time Custodian/Groundskeeper for Lower East Side Milwaukee church.  Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of sanctuary, meeting/class rooms, kitchen, office space and restrooms. Sets up and takes down rooms for meetings and special events. Groundskeeping duties include: lawn mowing/trimming, snow removal and clearing grounds of trash.  Performs minor building and equipment repairs.  Schedule is four days per week; 20-25 hours and five hours on Sunday morning. Occasional evening or Saturday work.


Works under limited supervision to perform the following tasks:

  • Perform routine cleaning as supplement to weekly cleaning service which may include: mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, polishing furniture, and window cleaning

  • Maintain restroom tidiness, appearance and supplies

  • Remove trash from all rooms daily and clean up after events

  • Ensure premises are secured.

  • Monitor and proactively order cleaning supplies and maintain and organize cleaning equipment

  • Maintain sufficient inventory of supplies for kitchens, restrooms and meeting rooms

  • Set up and tear down rooms for meetings and special events

  • Mow and trim lawns: regularly check grounds for trash and clear

  • Remove snow from sidewalks and entrances using snow blower and/or shovel

  • Perform minor building repairs and maintain cleaning and grounds equipment

  • Monitor building systems for proper functioning: HVAC, elevators, lighting, sound, plumbing, etc.

  • Coordinate with staff and vendors for major systems repair or maintenance



  • One year of directly related experience; two or more years preferred

  • Demonstrated reliability and excellent job attendance

  • Ability to operate cleaning and grounds keeping equipment

  • Sufficient mechanical skills to perform minor building and equipment repairs

  • Ability to stand and walk for most of work day; bend, lift (up to 50#) and climb ladders



  • Ability to work independently and proactively identify problems and work to be done

  • Good organizational skills with focus on attention to detail

  • Ability to work within a team

  • Ability to effectively interact with church and community members and vendors

An email or letter of interest may be forwarded to:

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