Custodians--Multiple Shifts
Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Category:: Staff and Administrators
Department:: 6051 (FM-Custodial / housekeeping)
Locations:: Worcester, MA
Posted:: Jul 14, 2022
Closes:: Jul 15, 2026 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time - Non Exempt
Position ID:: 150388

About Clark University:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Custodial Supervisor (CS), the Custodian performs general custodial work in connection with cleaning and maintaining buildings and grounds. The Custodian is responsible for providing a safe, clean and productive environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Clean campus property such as; classrooms, offices, restrooms, corridors, labs, bedrooms and kitchens. Typical items within these spaces requiring cleaning are; walls, all types of floors, windows, furniture, woodwork, toilets, sinks, and appliances. Employ all of the following cleaning methods; washing, waxing, buffing, sweeping, polishing, dusting and vacuuming.
  • Clean restrooms, in a method that sanitizes and thoroughly provides a fresh quality.
  • Remove trash; empty and cleans waste barrels, garbage cans and other waste receptacles.
  • Replace bathroom paper goods, light bulbs, batteries, or any required renewable products.
  • Operate all types of cleaning equipment required to clean floors, carpets, drapes and furniture.
  • Care for all types of cleaning equipment such as; electric sweepers, scrubbers, mops, and general cleaning equipment.
  • Keep assigned campus areas adjacent to buildings including steps and walks clear of trash, sand, and debris; additional pick up of trash and debris in a wider area if directed or assigned by CS.
  • Shovel snow and apply ice treatment adjacent to building walks and entrances. Provide snow removal campus wide as directed.
  • Maintain a supply of job related cleaning supplies.
  • Provide visual checks for repairs, or utility malfunctions and report findings to CS and/or his/her designee.
  • Provide general security checks of buildings and grounds during cleaning tours, checking for unlocked doors, windows and locking/unlocking rooms or buildings as directed by CS.
  • Meet all appropriate work standards; punctual arrival and departure to and from work, proper accounting for time reports and proper notification of time absent from work.
  • Understanding and work with waste recycling processes.
  • Move furniture, load and unload trucks and support University events by setting up tables, chairs and other event equipment.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • One year professional cleaning or facility maintenance experience
  • Must have ability to lift 50lbs, bend, stoop and twist on a daily basis; able to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; able to climb stairs and ladders (up to 6')
  • Participate and meet all standards of required training programs
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Preferred qualifications include high school/diploma/GED, basic proficiency with web based computer applications, Massachusetts Driver's license and the ability to make general facility repairs
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be expected to report to work during emergency closings and may be required to work occasional evenings, weekends or holidays (including overtime) to respond to University events, facility related incidents or urgent needs
  • The Custodian will maintain a positive, professional relationship with all members of the Clark Community

Shifts Available

Day Shift Custodian

Sun- Thu 7 am to 3:30 pm

Mon- Fri 7 am to 3:30 pm

Utility Custodian

Mon- Fri 7am to 3:30pm (1)

Overnight Custodian

Sun- Thu: 11pm to 7:30 am

Tue- Saturday: 11pm to 7:30 am

Overnight Utility Custodian

Sun 7pm to 3:30 am and Mon- Thu 11pm to 7:30 am

Sun-Thu 11pm to 7:30 am (1 position)

Tue- Sat 11pm to 7:30 am (1 position)

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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