Post date: 

March 11, 2019

Queens Community House (QCH) welcomes amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives. We are seeking a qualified Custodian, reporting to the Supervisor of Maintenance, to support the day-to-day cleanliness and safety of QCH’s facilities. The custodian is responsible for the maintenance, care and equipment of internal/external areas by completing specific tasks related to cleaning, plumbing, minor electrical work, carpentry, or other areas of maintenance expertise. The ability to operate equipment and machinery and lift in excess of 50 pounds is required.


  • Candidate must be able to work the following hours: Monday-Friday with flexibility to work evenings or Saturdays as needed
  • Responsible for opening or closing of facilities per assigned schedule.
  • Perform skilled maintenance work in the areas of trash removal, sweeping, mopping, dusting, scrubbing, and buffing floors and/or other areas of expertise while observing OSHA standards.
  • Clean furniture, bathrooms, windows, walls, stairwells, lights, and equipment (e.g. activity tables, trash cans and bins) and all other elements assigned in a specific area.
  • Complete external maintenance tasks and perform preventive work ensuring areas are free of litter, snow and/or hazardous items.
  • Support inventory maintenance, upkeep and stocking of supplies.
  • Manage room setup to ensure all rooms/spaces are prepared for classes, meetings, events, etc.; breakdown rooms once activities are completed.
  • Assemble furniture and make repairs as needed.
  • Transport materials and supplies to offsite locations.
  • Report all damage to the physical plant, related breakage, malfunction and emergencies immediately upon discovery.
  • Support planning and execution of special janitorial projects, initiatives and/or QCH events as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned.



  • High school degree or equivalency, some college coursework or specialized training preferred.
  • 1-2 years of maintenance, custodial or janitorial experience.
  • A valid New York State Driver’s License with clean driving record.
  • Ability to work weekends; Knowledge of buffing and other maintenance machines preferred.
  • Ability to work on a variety of physically-demanding tasks and lift 50 pounds.
  • Familiarity with OSHA standards.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated attendance and punctuality in meeting required and flexible schedule.
  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instruction (work orders) and document work.
  • Demonstrated desire to learn on the job and advance skills.

Additional Details:

STATUS: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

SALARY: $15 - $17 P/Hour; Comprehensive Benefits Package

This position is available immediately.  Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and networking opportunities.


Application Method:

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community. If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line “Custodian” to or mail to:


Queens Community House

Human Resources Department

108-25 62nd Drive

Forest Hills, NY 11375



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