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Position Detail - Custodian


Apply now Job no: 493811
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Service/ Maintenance/ Facilities

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 40   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: Sunday, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm to 12:30 pm 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Facilities Management Planning & Construction group supports the administration, faculty, staff, and students in the quality planning and development of facilities projects that support our mission. Our talented staff work in various crafts, including cleaning (night and day custodial, housekeeping), building trades (painting, carpentry, locksmith, electrical, HVAC, plumbing), and on the grounds and in the stockroom. Our office handles over 18,000 telephone calls annually and responds to over 12,000 service requests. We are responsible for maintaining 300 acres and more than 2,000,000 square feet of property in 100+ buildings.

Job responsibilities include general cleaning tasks such as washing floors, emptying trash receptacles, dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. Other tasks, such as cleaning bathrooms and shoveling snow, as assigned. This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Sunday, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm, and Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm to 12:30 pm. However, work hours may be subject to change according to the workload and needs of the operation.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • General cleaning tasks at campus buildings
  • Sweeping, vacuuming, and washing floors
  • Emptying waste receptacles
  • Cleaning and disinfecting restroom toilets, sinks, countertops, mirrors, showers, and high-touch surfaces
  • Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures
  • Communicate building and safety concerns and report the need for repair or services
  • Snow removal assignments
  • Additional duties as assigned


• Adhere to a detailed cleaning program
• Operate cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools
• Follow safety protocol, including cleaning chemical usage and storage

Preferred Qualifications:

• Preference will be given to candidates with previous cleaning experience


• Valid U.S. driver's license

Compliance Requirements: 

Physical Demands: 

• Lifting up to 50 pounds, good motor skills, exerting force to move objects, performing repetitive motion tasks, stair climbing, bending/crouching, pushing, and pulling.

Working Conditions: 

• Employee handles a range of hazardous materials, including cleaning chemicals and supplies.  

Background Checks:

At Mount Holyoke College, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our community members. To ensure this, we require all new hires, affiliates, and others to undergo comprehensive background checks before joining our institution. Our Office of Human Resources manages and conducts these checks, including screenings for CORI, SORI, credit history, and driver credentials. Additionally, the Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management works to coordinate and facilitate these checks in accordance with our policies.

Special Instructions for Applicants

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The college is devoted to ensuring that all its employees and students have equal access to opportunities in education and employment. In accordance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate in employment against individuals based on their race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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