Human Resources

Custodian (part-time)

Muskingum University invites applications for a part-time Custodian.  The successful candidate will maintain a cleaning schedule and keep Muskingum University properties clean and neat.  This position would work 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. over 9 months, with summers off.  


  • Dust mop, sweep, wet mop, and spray-buff floors.
  • Vacuum and clean rugs, carpets, walk off mats, furniture, and other draperies.
  • Scrub floors with machines.
  • Scrub and clean restroom fixtures; keep restrooms supplied with towels, soap and other appropriate items.
  • Dust and clean walls, doors, windows, woodwork, and other above-floor surfaces.
  • Clean elevators, stairwells, and outside entrances.
  • Notify shift supervisor of equipment and facilities needing repair or replacement.
  • Replace accessible light bulbs.
  • Collect and dispose of trash.
  • Communicate to Shift Supervisor any potential safety or mechanical hazards observed.
  • Assist other custodians where needed. May work with others or independently depending on needs and circumstance.
  • Wash waste receptacles.
  • Shovel and remove snow.
  • Set up for events, as required, including assistance with moving tents, stage, tables, chairs, etc...


  • Strip and refinish floors.
  • Wash walls, vents, and radiators.
  • Wash and vacuum light fixtures.
  • Shampoo carpets.
  • Move / relocate furniture.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position.  This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonable related duties, including special projects. 


  • Knowledge of safe cleaning methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Ability to operate mechanical cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions in the performance of job responsibilities. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relations with supervisors, co-workers, employees, and students.
  • Ability to use cleaning equipment and machines and to lift ladders and equipment.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable through the University’s carrier.


Applications must include a statement of interest and current resume.  If not provided, references may be requested.  Application materials should be sent by email to or faxed to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.  

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.


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