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Butterfly Pavilion

Full Time
Posted November 15, 2023

Title: Custodian

Position Reports To: Facilities Manager

Direct Reports: None

About Butterfly Pavilion: Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we transform the way people think about invertebrates. These small but mighty animals that surround us are so much more than people think. They are everywhere, because everything depends on them. They are the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom. As the leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection, Butterfly Pavilion works to foster an appreciation of these critical animals by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.

Looking forward, we are committed to providing the most enriching experience for our audience, being recognized as a scientific authority, and being a leading educational resource on invertebrates. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion has begun the early stages of launching a $40 million Capital Campaign to expand Butterfly Pavilion into the Center for Invertebrate Research and Conservation (CIRC) in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in the near future.

A large part of who we are as an organization is how we interact with each other. Valuing our facility, guests, donors and our team is a priority, without these puzzle pieces we can’t make it all work, these Core Values guide us throughout our day. We Love What We Do at Butterfly Pavilion, we Make Science Cool by Going Above and Beyond for all guests, donors, and team members while also Leading Change in invertebrate conservation. We Know Our Stuff and work to have a healthy culture by Being Positive and Welcoming to All. These aren’t just words, but words for us to live by here at Butterfly Pavilion.

Core Values:

Make Science Cool: Science has the power to change the world and education is where it starts. We immerse our guests in the world of invertebrates, creating a safe, comfortable atmosphere to make connections to nature, filling guests with wonder and inspiring them to embrace their role as stewards of our environment.

Go Above and Beyond: It is “our job” to find a solution, even fi we did not create the problem. We never stop with okay, instead striving for world class in all we do.

Love What You Do: As a conservation organization, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do the work we do each day. Independ of role, project or task, we stand behind that work with an unwavering belief in the significance of our efforts to support our mission, knowing our passion will inspire others to join our efforts.

Be Positive: We approach challenges with vibrant optimism. Always assuming positive intent, we embrace a productive problem-solving attitude and a supportive team-oriented atmosphere.

Know Your Stuff: We are the experts on invertebrates and their conservation. We are well-informed and present knowledge in a way that is accessible to the public and allows us to embrace our role as a community leader locally and globally.

Lead Change: We approach our work with a sense of exploration and adventure, pioneering new ways to view the world in which we live. As problem solvers, we seek new ways of tackling challenges and approaching opportunities.

Welcome All: We pride ourselves in embracing diversity of thoughts, beliefs, and lifestyles. We embrace a kind, compassionate, and engaging approach, welcoming all people in the work we do. We seek a competency of cultural understanding and social responsibility to make it as easy as possible for others to join us in conserving our natural world.

FLSA: Full Time, 30- Hours, Non-Exempt (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Salary/Hourly Rate: $17.50 to $18.50

Position Summary: The Custodian is a full-time position, 30 hours per week. This position will be responsible for performing all custodial duties at Butterfly Pavilion including, but not limited to, restrooms and break room maintenance, drinking fountains, public spaces and back of house, as well emptying and cleaning trash receptacles. Other duties of the position beyond custodial include assisting maintenance personnel as required and closing of the building. This position is responsible for being a team member and ensuring a clean, safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment for staff, volunteers and guests.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming, and trash removal of both public and employee-only areas
  • General cleaning of countertops, walls, windows, floors, fixtures, and hardware of both public and employee-only areas
  • Power-washing of sidewalks and building
  • Assistance with snow removal in the winter months
  • Maintain safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures
  • Assisting with the set up and/or tear down of events. Includes moving/setting up/taking down tables, chairs, tents, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  1. Detail-oriented
  2. Department knowledge
  3. Initiative
  4. Teamwork
  5. Interpersonal skills
  6. Communication skills
  7. Building relationships
  8. Project/Time Management


High school diploma or equivalent is preferred. Minimum custodial/maintenance experience of 1-2 years of experience in a public facility is required. The candidate must also maintain a safe environment surrounding affected work areas, and re-prioritize dependent upon safety and sanitation needs. This position will also work directly with the Public, so a positive, customer service- based mindset is vital. Candidate must be a self-starter with problem solving skills and able to stand or be on their feet for long periods of time. Must be able to climb ladders.

Work Environment / Physical Requirements:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Custodian.

While performing the responsibilities of the Custodian, the employee is required to walk, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand and use their hands and fingers, to handle, push/pull, grasp, or feel. The employee is required to reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision. The employee must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.

How to Apply:

Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/butterflies/jobs/2487407-20970

Position is open until filled. No phone calls or drop in’s please.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Compensation: $17.50 - $18.50 - Hourly

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