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Maintenance Helper/Custodian


The Maintenance Helper/Custodian assists the operations staff in maintaining and protecting the building and its contents and helps to assure the safety of all staff members and visitors.

Reporting Relationships

The Maintenance Helper/Custodian reports to the Operations Manager

Major Responsibilities

  • Empties waste and recycling receptacles
  • Mops floors
  • Cleans bathrooms
  • Performs minor repairs (painting, spackling, etc.)
  • Maintains the landscaping (watering, mowing, weeding, and trimming)
  • Helps to move display cases, furniture, artifacts, and other objects around the building
  • Opens and closes the building – operates security system.
  • Prepares for events in the building (setting up chairs, display cases, tables, etc.)
  • Oversees events in building (seminars, receptions, lectures, lunches, etc.)
  • Sets up and cleans up before and after lunches and other events
  • Washes windows
  • Dust and vacuum
  • Oversees maintenance workers in the building
  • Responds to maintenance requests
  • Shovels snow
  • Helps to maintain security in the building
  • Assist with evacuation drills
  • Assist Operation Manager with maintenance and daily activities


High School diploma or equivalent required

Preferred Experience

Maintenance/custodial experience in a Museum or library environment


  • Excellent listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work flexible schedule
  • Able to perform minor repairs
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.


MHS will conduct a pre-employment reference check and a background investigation for the final candidate(s) applying for this position.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



Email resume to Dan Sweeney

The Society is an equal opportunity employer.

We are proud of the Society’s policy to administer all human resources actions and policies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, military service or application for military service, pregnancy, gender identity and genetic information or membership in any other category protected under the law. All of the Society’s employment decisions and personnel actions, including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, termination, layoffs, and training, are and will continue to be administered in accordance with and to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. Employment decisions are made based on merit, qualifications, and skill.

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