Custodian (2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.) - Elsah - job 854124

Saint Louis Zoo

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Elsah, Illinois

Employment type: Part-time

JOB TITLE: Custodian (2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

DIVISION: Facilities Management

DEPARTMENT: Housekeeping

REPORTS TO: Manager, Housekeeping



SUMMARY: The Housekeeper will perform the general cleaning throughout the Saint Louis Zoo. This position will also support event set-ups as needed. As an active member of Facilities Management, this position will support the Zoo’s mission and advocate the Zoo’s core values and three keys.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following reflects Management’s definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict additional assigned tasks. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of assigned Zoo buildings and Zoo Grounds during the overnight shift.

  • Use tools such as brooms, mops, leaf blowers, vacuums, etc. to keep designated areas clean and free of debris.

  • Ensure that proper safety guidelines and usage of PPE are maintained at all times.

  • Know and understand the Zoo employee handbook and adhere to all stated disciplinary actions and personnel policies.

  • Work in close collaboration with all Zoo internal departments.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of this position.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Prior custodial of facilities maintenance experience preferred.

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.

  • Good attendance record and work ethic.

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

  • All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.


  • Must be physically able to walk Zoo Grounds for long periods.

  • Must be able to assist in the set-up of tables and chairs for Zoo events.

  • Must be able to push, pull, bend, squat, stoop, climb stairs, and twist many times a day.

  • Must be able to safely lift, carry and load of 75 pounds.


  • This position will work in both an indoor office environment and outside. Significant exposure to weather is possible.

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