Job Posting – Custodian

First Congregational Church of Ithaca (NY)

Hourly, Part Time – 18 hrs/week

Finance & Administrative Manager

The custodian ensures that First Congregational Church of Ithaca (FCCI) is a clean, well-maintained, welcoming and comfortable space in which people can join together in furthering FCCI’s mission.

Additionally, FCCI shares space with a nursery school, for which reliable and thorough cleaning must be provided.


  • Maintain cleanliness of a large facility with numerous areas and rooms. Tasks include vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, sink scouring, thorough bathroom cleaning, sanitizing commonly touched surfaces, taking care of trash & recycling, some snow shoveling and entryway salting seasonally, as needed.
  • Set up rooms for meetings, classes, worship services and special events as requested by the Finance & Administrative Manager.
  • Manage cleaning and maintenance supplies; purchase, or request purchases, as needed.
  • Special events: open up church, assist during event as needed, lock up afterward.
  • Perform minor maintenance of the church’s facilities.

A separate document outlines job duties and schedules.


  • A High School degree or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Two years of work experience as a custodian.
    Two years of building maintenance experience.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and to perform the physical aspects of the position.
  • Reliable transportation, including ability to pick up custodial supplies from vendors.
  • Ability and willingness to proactively address areas needing attention which lie outside daily duties.


Please email your cover letter and resume to , or mail to First Congregational Church of Ithaca, attn: Search Committee, 309 Highland Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Please be prepared to provide two employment references, addressing reliability and character.

Job Description as a PDF File