Custodian – United Heritage Church

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: November 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm

United Heritage Church Custodian

Part-time Permanent Position

Job Description
The United Heritage Church Custodian is responsible for keeping the church clean and tidy between events, services and various church activities. The job description of a church custodian describes the many duties needed to keep the church looking orderly and pristine at all times. This position is a permanent part-time position of 20 hours per week at $15 an hour. The Custodian answers to the Church Board, through the Ministry & Personnel Committee, though the position requires working in cooperation with the minister and other staff on a daily basis.


  • General maintenance of the property, working closely with the Property Committee in attending to anything that may require immediate attention or professional repair.
  • Maintain the general cleanliness of the building inside and out, including:
  • Cleaning and restocking cleaning supplies in the kitchen and toiletries in bathrooms.
  • Following COVID-19 Protocols, disinfecting all touch surfaces and mopping floors /vacuuming following each meeting or event in the building.
  • Attending to the setup and teardown of tables/chairs etc. for each event and meeting ensuring everything is completely disinfected.
  • Garbage and recycling removal.
  • Carry out a regular (semiannual) deep cleaning of windows, walls, and floors throughout the building, including stripping and rewaxing, or painting touch-ups, etc.
  • Keep the outside clean and clear from debris.
  • In cooperation with contracted snow removal, ensure all outside entrances and walkways are free from snow and ice buildup in the winter.
  • Preparing the sanctuary for worship.
  • Attending to heat, lights, doors, and projector system.
  • May include moving of furnishings such as pulpit, font or communion table, etc.
  • Remain visible to assist those using the lift (when we are able to use it again).
  • Other duties as may be required from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must have positive attitude and be willing to help in all things.
  • Must be courteous and tactful.
  • Must be self-directed and able to complete all custodial duties with little or no supervision.
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to varying schedules and level of work required.
  • Must have knowledge of different cleaning techniques, disinfecting.
  • Must be trustworthy and honest.

Education & Experience

  • No formal training is required, though it is considered an asset.
  • Experience in simple plumbing, electrical, and general repair work is considered an asset.
  • Must be familiar with general cleaning techniques and able to follow safety requirements
  • Must be able to follow directions and communicate with staff.

Working Conditions

  • Work is completed in and around church.
  • Must be in good physical condition and strength.
  • Must be available to work on Sundays.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed for events.

To apply for this position, please follow this link to download/print a fillable application form:!AkCobU2buXh3u0syVhphuR12fwlr?e=dPZrz8