Custodian - Day Shift

POSITION:               Custodian – Day Shift
REPORTS TO:          Facilities Manager
Position Summary:
Provides custodial services to the school’s building during the school day, cleaning outdoor restrooms, business/administration offices, restrooms, and cafeterias. Ensures that the building spaces overall are neat/tidy and fit for use by teachers, students, and staff.  There is an evening shift that has primary responsibility for daily thorough cleaning of the building facilities. Assists with event set-up, takedown, and cleanup as needed.  Assists with light maintenance services as needed. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides regular and routine custodial services throughout the school day, inclusive of emptying trash as needed, restocking restrooms, maintaining the main entrance, cleaning windows, vacuuming, mopping, and light dusting. Spot-cleaning spills and handling other custodial requests from teachers and staff throughout the day as needed.

  • Monitors cafeteria, cleaning as needed during the lunch period and cleaning thoroughly at the end of the lunch period.

  • Provides assistance relative to arranging for events at the school, such as pageants, graduation, or assemblies.

  • Provides service for various events conducted in and around the school, including setting up tables and chairs, transporting food and drink from the kitchen to the event at the direction of the caterer, tearing down equipment, and cleaning up immediately following the event.

  • Empties outdoor trash receptacles regularly.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides safety and security measures for students, staff, and visitors relative to conditions within the building.

  • Meets, greets, and provides prompt and friendly customer service to parents and visitors, as required. 
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Physical Demands
  • Talking, listening, and vision

  • Mobility to roam 155,000 square foot building and hand dexterity to utilize various maintenance tools

  • Accessing file cabinets, printers, and copiers

  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of software e-mail systems and ability to utilize Orchard’s computers

  • Must protect confidential information and establish credibility

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to get along with diverse personalities, must exhibit tact, and be able to exhibit flexible behavior

  • A judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, procedures, regulations or governmental law while recognizing and supporting the organization’s preferences and priorities

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations to management


  • At least two years of experience in providing custodial services in a similarly sized and institutional building.
  • Must possess a valid and current Indiana driver’s license, to utilize Orchard School vehicles as needed.

  • Must be able to read and understand such things as curriculums, purchase orders, instructions, weekly calendars, policies, and schedules, written in English.

Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Crystal Lax at  Please place “custodial” in the email subject line.

Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.