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Custodian, Full-Time
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA


Full-Time/ Non-Exempt

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum ( is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums. In 2010 the Japanese American National Museum received America’s highest honor for museums, the federal IMLS National Medal. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the historic Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

Working with a team the Custodian is responsible for the overall custodial/janitorial/cleaning functions, program/rental set ups, and light maintenance requirements for the Japanese American National Museum site which includes a 1925 Historic Building, which has been designated as a historic site (33,000 sq. ft), a 1999 Museum Pavilion (138,000 sq. ft.), and a 2005 Tateuchi Democracy Forum/auditorium addition (10,000 sq. ft.).

The position is full-time and requires evening and weekend hours; occasional early mornings for event rentals. At least six months of related experience as a custodian, janitor or similar cleaning/facilities position. Willingness to learn and apply new skills.  Familiarity with custodial hand equipment, cleaning agents, hand tools, small power tools, electrical cleaning equipment and their safe usage. Ability to operate hand, power and general cleaning equipment in a safe and careful manner. Good hand-eye coordination and balance. Display care and pride in work to provide the best service to customers. Must be able to work with a team as well as individually with minimal supervision. Bilingual English/Spanish skills a plus. Visit for application form. EOE. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, group vision, ERISA 403(b), 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time; on-site parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history & references

Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: Custodian, Full-Time
100 N. Central Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax (213) 830-5673

No Phone Calls Please

Contact:Human Resources
Address: 100 N. Central Ave

Deadline: 09-16-2016

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