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Full Time Custodian

Butterfly Pavilion

Full Time
Posted October 5, 2020

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.

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.


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

Salary/Hourly Rate: $14.00

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:



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


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