Custodian Job Description

Custodian Job Description/Guidelines

Position Description:

This hourly position is responsible for all custodial and cleaning work throughout the Community Mennonite Church building.

Position Title:


Position Accountability:

  1. This position comes under Administrative Commission and is responsible to the chair of Facilities Committee.
  2. This position receives directives from the Church Administrator and/or Lead Pastor.
  3. The responsibilities, relationship to the congregational structure, and contractual details of this position are established and reviewed annually by the Chair of the Administrative Commission.
  4. Lead Pastor, Church Administrator, chair of Administration Commission and chair of the Facilities Committee shall review the job description and performance of this position on an annual basis.


  1. General custodial/cleaning skills and experience to include knowledge and proficiency in the use of cleaning materials/chemicals, task oriented with an eye for details and preventative maintenance.
  2. Previous custodial or related experience is a preference, but not required. Previous work reference required.
  3. Personal traits:
    1. Attention to detail and thoroughness is required.
    2. Ability to work alone in the church building is required.
    3. Ability to receive instructions and carry through on assigned tasks.
    4. Ability to monitor a part time assignment and to meet deadlines.
    5. Competence in self-motivation, organizational/managerial skills and interpersonal relationships.
    6. Ability to perform with initiative and confidence.
    7. Vehicle availability required.
    8. Ability to communicate concerns and needs to the supervisor(s).


      1. Weekly cleaning of the internal facilities of Community Mennonite Church and the Dean House to include but is not limited to:
        1. Kent will vacuum sanctuary, fellowship hall, educational rooms and other ‘non-tenant’ areas.
        2. Kent will sweep and/or mop vinyl entrances, foyers, and stairs.
        3. Clean all glass windows as required.
        4. Kent will dust furniture, fixtures, carpet spot clean, and wipe table in educational class rooms.
        5. Kent will clean staff offices.
        6. Craig will clean restrooms (wipe sinks and fixtures/toilets).
        7. Kent will align sanctuary furniture.
        8. Kent will wipe all kitchen counters and plumbing fixtures.
        9. Kent will wet mop kitchen floors on a regular basis as needed
        10. Kent will place garbage bags/cans out on a regular basis along with recycling bins.
        11. Kent will reposition all educational furniture in the individual rooms as directed
        12. Kent will always be aware of what is on the church calendar. Check with the Church Administrator on a weekly basis regarding what is scheduled to take place in the building.
        13. Kent will sweep all the outside sidewalks at church the day after Patchwork Pantry and the Dean House once or twice a month.
        14. Kent will scout the perimeter of the property for trash, cigarette butts, and etc. weekly.
        15. Kent will clean up after Patchwork Pantry. Patchwork Pantry staff is given the task to do general cleanup following their use and make sure doors are locked, lights off and windows closed.
        16. Craig will assist in preventative maintenance check system; bulbs burned out, doors not working, other stuff, etc. Report to Facilities committee chair when necessary.
        17. Do night watch at the Dean House every Sunday evening, clear out trash weekly, and report any maintenance concerns.
        18. Craig will clean the Church basement Sunday school rooms in the children's hallway on either Tuesday afternoon or Friday afternoons since the preschool does not meet at those times.
        19. Schedule monthly walk-through with Church Administrator or Facilities committee chair.
        20. Kent will do follow-up cleaning after the many small events in the Church building and Dean House.
      2. Special Notes:
        1. When there are special meetings/events, such as funerals or weddings, to make sure the building is cleaned a day before the event and that a follow-up cleaning is done after the event.
        2. When there are special meetings/events make sure the doors are unlocked and locked prior to and following the event.
        3. The Preschool cleaning person will clean the downstairs bathrooms through the school year. Clean the downstairs bathrooms mid May through the summer months till Sept 1st.
      3. Building Check (Sunday Night of Every Week):
        1. Make a walking circuit inside or outside the building to ascertain that all doors are closed and locked and all windows are closed.
        2. See that lights are off with the exception of hallway lights inside ramp door and lighted areas of the building.
        3. Keep a log of dates when doors or windows are left open, lights left on or AC left running.
      4. Communications link:
        1. Communicate information about needed building repairs to the Facilities Committee chair.
        2. Offer advice to the chair of the Facilities Committee about how the facilities could more effectively and efficiently be maintained.
        3. Identify needed custodial supplies and provide the Church Administrator a list of supplies that need to be ordered.

Typical Week:


  • Worship every week 9 – noon
  • Potluck Meals at noon first Sunday of each month


  • Preschool 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM


  • Trash and recycling must be placed at the street by 9 AM
  • Preschool 8:30 AM –3:00 PM


  • Preschool 8:30 AM –3:00 PM
  • Patchwork Pantry every Wednesday eve
  • MYF in the Dean House every first and third Wednesday evening of the month


  • Preschool 8:30 AM –3:00 PM


  • Preschool 8:30 AM –3:00 PM


  • Seventh Day Adventist Congregation 10 AM – 1 PM


  • The Table in the Dean House 4:30 PM


Committee meetings are usually held on weekday evenings

The church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM – 4:00 PM and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM-1:00 PM. Closed on holidays.