Position summary: Assures that assigned areas are properly cleaned daily, prompt compliance with Building Services Director and/or shift custodian team leader, custodial closets are neat and organized, the buildings are free of trash and other debris, reporting to the shift Team Leader when supplies are needed, unsafe conditions are reported to team leader, any trouble with plumbing, lighting, breakage of furniture or any other breakdown of equipment are reported, all windows and doors are secured before exiting a room.
General purpose: Provide custodial services, including recycling, daily cleaning, special events support, and other building services for all MICA buildings to always provide a pleasantly clean, safe, and attractive environment for our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
Major role functions: • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floors. • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies • Empties waste baskets and recycling containers. Transports trash and waste to disposal areas • Cleans in preparation for events set up in auditorium or exhibit galleries • Cleans rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, offices, rest rooms, elevators, stairways, exhibit galleries, exterior of exhibit cases, stairwells, entrances and exits, storage rooms and other work areas • Cleans and polishes permanent fixtures, various surfaces, and trim
Position responsibilities: • Recycling trash removed daily • Tile floors are spot mopped or dry mopped almost daily, auto-scrubbed monthly (sweep, wash, buff) • Stairwells are cleaned at a minimum of once each week • Dusting as needed, generally a minimum of every other week • Vacuuming of offices as needed (generally once per week) • Cleaning behind computers in labs/classrooms/offices about once each month • Entrances are kept clean and free of trash, dirt, etc., door windows are cleaned 2 – 3 times each week • Dusting of slats in venetian blinds a minimum of once per year • Windows are cleaned on the inside and outside of the first floor only, and inside windows on the other floors • Assist with major cleaning projects when scheduled, including dusting of difficult-to-reach areas, window cleaning, studio cleaning, shop cleaning, waxing of floors, etc. • Clean restrooms, heavy trash removal, sweeping, mopping, dusting, re-stocking of restroom supplies, cleaning toilets • Performs other related duties as assigned
Required, essential skills and experience: • Ability to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl • Operate industrial cleaning equipment • Ability to stand for long periods of time • Ability to work in various climatic conditions and around materials typically used in the making of works of art (e.g., clay, ceramics dust, fibers, wood shop areas, printmaking, painting, sculpture, drawing mediums, etc.)
Required qualifications: • High school diploma or equivalent • Stable work or education history with excellent attendance record • Ability to perform basic math as well as read, write, and speak English to understand and communicate written/verbal instructions • Ability to communicate effectively with the supervisor and co-workers • Willing to learn to use heavy floor care equipment • Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment • Ability to 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 • Ability to work on ladders • Basic knowledge of common safety practices and OSHA regulations
Valued, but not required qualifications: • 2 – 5 years of related experience or a combination of 5 years of experience and training • Prior experience working on a college campus • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving
Conditions of Employment: • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check • Works primarily indoors, but occasionally outdoors year-round; will occasionally be required to lift and/or move heavy objects; must be available to work different shifts, overtime and weekends as well as some holidays • Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required during specific work duties as determined by the Department • Must be able to wear a respirator; additional training may be added
About Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.