Custodian/Light Maintenance Worker

Staff / Full-Time

Tower School, Marblehead, MA

The Custodian/Light Maintenance Worker will be responsible for performing second shift custodial, maintenance, event preparation and safety/security functions for the purpose of ensuring an attractive, sanitary and safe environment for students, staff and visitors. 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Clean assigned facilities and/or grounds to a high level of workmanship using a variety of techniques including, but not limited to:

  • Dry and damp mopping floors.
  • Cleaning, dusting, and disinfecting surfaces.
  • Vacuuming and removing stains from carpets and other surfaces.
  • Emptying and cleaning of trash receptacles and recycling bins.
  • Stripping and waxing tile and other flooring.
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Shovel snow or operate power snow removal equipment as required
  • Operate lawn equipment as required
  • Set up and take down furniture, refreshments, or other items needed for events on campus
  • Replenish classroom, break room, and restroom supplies (e.g. paper towels, soap, etc.) 
  • Complete assigned work plans on time and on schedule
  • Clean and maintain all machines and other equipment used in carrying out custodial duties
  • Store all custodial supplies and equipment in a safe and organized manner
  • Assist the Tower School faculty & staff  in meeting any unexpected needs
  • Ensure prompt response to and execution of all custodial work orders 
  • As needed, may be responsible for the completion of other work orders
  • Lock and alarm the school building in conformance with campus safety practices
  • Ensure safety by utilizing proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Weekend and off-shift work required during inclement weather
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities

  • Competency in specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the operations of the job, including operating equipment used in industrial cleaning and maintenance and the use of common tools.
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety techniques to conduct work in a safe and responsible manner, and to handle any chemicals or other potentially hazardous materials using appropriate safety measures.
  • Punctuality and dependability.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and schedules.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people, and to maintain professional relationships with other employees, parents and contractors.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities, and to work with constant interruptions.
  • Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks.
  • Successful criminal background investigation, fingerprinting and completion of Form I-9 Employment Authorization (with valid ID)
  • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules promulgated by the school.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of custodial experience
  • Ability to read and communicate orally in English

Schedule Requirements:
School year schedule : Monday through Friday 12:30 to 9:00 pm 

Summer schedule : Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:30 pm 

Physical Requirements

  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Walking across campus under a variety of weather conditions
  • Removing snow
  • Lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Stooping, bending, reaching and kneeling
  • Going up and down stairs several times a day
  • Driving
  • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor conditions; occasional requirement to work outdoors in extremely hot or cold temperatures

 To Apply:
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Patti Gillis, Academic Administrative Associate at

Tower School

Marblehead, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender