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Custodian - Archive

Classification:  C4101
Department:Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Salary:$11.24 - $14.98 Per Hour
o The University of Oregon Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art invites applications for a part-time (.5 FTE) Custodian.
o Generally the shift is Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; there may be additional hours required because of special events.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.


* Equivalent to at least one year full-time experience as a custodian responsible for floor care.
* Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
* Ability to work independently without direct supervision and willingness to work as a part of a team.
* Basic computer skills.

Preference will be given for candidates with experience operating equipment such as high speed floor burnishers and auto scrubbers.

Position is subject to criminal background check and successful completion of physical exam and Essential Function Test.


This position is responsible for maintaining a clean and presentable museum environment. Duties include:
... cleaning public areas such as galleries, lobbies, reception areas, store, cafe, restrooms, offices, and exterior courtyards, including sweeping, dusting, mopping; vacuuming and shampooing carpets; cleaning and protecting marble and wood floor finishes; cleaning displays and signage; emptying garbage and recycled materials.
... assisting for special events, including setting up chairs and tables and final cleaning; cleaning non-public areas of building such as preparation space, wood shop, collection storage, staff kitchen.
... stocking bathroom and kitchen supplies, maintaining inventory, and ordering when necessary.
... maintaining exterior areas, including shoveling snow; removing leaves, debris, and litter right outside of building; cleaning windows inside and out, cleaning furnishings; cleaning entries and pathways to the museum.


This position works occasionally on ladders, scaffolds and lift equipment; requires the ability to work with germicidal, sanitizing, and other cleaning products; and requires ability to walk extensively, lift up to 50 pounds, stoop, and perform repetitious movements.


To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure that any experience or training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. Describe your experience with floor care and describe the process you would use to clean and maintain tile, wood and marble floors. In your response, list equipment you have used.

2. Describe experience you have had which would prepare you to work as a custodian in a large building. Indicate experience where you had to follow a routine set of duties and work at a quick pace, both alone and as a member of a team. Indicate experience cleaning restrooms, offices, public spaces, and exterior areas.

3. Describe your experience stocking and maintaining inventory of supplies, ordering supplies, and maintaining computer records.


Online submission is the preferred method. Create an account at:
Human Resources Job Application Form (Online)

Paper submission can be made by printing the form at:
Human Resources Job Application Form (PDF)

Mail or hand deliver the paper application and all relevant materials, including the answers to the supplemental questions, by 5:00PM on the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

The UO Human Resources application must be filled out completely, with a signature or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.