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Custodial Supervisor 

Category Custodial  
Position Custodial Supervisor  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Compensation Anticipated starting salary $42,000 plus a comprehensive benefit package  

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to the conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert Region with the goal of making the Sonoran Desert accessible, understandable, and valued. We are a fusion experience zoo, botanical garden, aquarium, art gallery, natural history museum, and research institute. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has recognized the Desert Museum for over 25 years of continuous accreditation.

We are seeking a motivated, collaborative, and experienced Supervisor to lead our teams in the Custodial Department.

Brief Summary of the Role
The Custodial Supervisor oversees the Custodial Department which is responsible for maintaining Museum buildings and grounds in a clean and orderly state for optimum operations. The individual plays an integral role in carrying out the mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The person in this position is flexible and accommodating to ever-changing business needs.


Note: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please understand that if offered a position, you will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen as a final condition of employment.


Position Description
Job Title: Custodial Supervisor
Department: Custodial
Reports To: Operations Manager for Safety & Quality
Compensation: Anticipated Starting Salary: $42,000 per year plus our comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, employer-funded health reimbursement account, life and LTD insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan with Roth option, dual-level membership, paid holidays, personal business time, sick leave, and vacation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Provides leadership, direction, and supervision to the custodial team. All aspects of personnel management (scheduling, payroll, performance appraisals, training, etc.).
  • Directs and monitors staff activities to ensure adherence to best practices and OSHA requirements.
  • Develops and maintains cleanliness requirements for all areas.
  • Inspects areas to ensure compliance with Museum standards.
  • Prepares and submits appropriate reports and memoranda regarding custodial policies and procedures.
  • Researches supply channels and works with management to ensure best value, safety, and any new or improved procedures.
  • Maintains and monitors custodial inventory.
  • Maintains required certifications and training relating to safety standards and equipment operation.
  • Maintains staff training levels to ensure up-to-date knowledge of methodologies.
  • Coordinates scheduled facility set-up and take-down requests for private rentals and special events.
  • Regular review of procedures and processes.
  • Prepare and administer custodial budget.
  • Actively participates in custodial duties to facilitate the understanding of jobs and to ensure continued operations when there are unexpected staff absences.
  • Participates in supporting custodial operations and responsibilities. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises employees in the Custodial Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Position Requirements

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma plus a minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training, and a minimum of 3 years' supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of OSHA standards.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence; Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of or the ability to learn internet software, inventory software, payroll software, and Word processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must have or be able to obtain an Arizona Driver's License.

Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff and other departments.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Able to work flexible work schedule and adjust as required.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is an equal opportunity institution that values a diverse workforce. The Museum is a drug and alcohol free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

Open Date 9/21/2022  

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