Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Opening: Part-Time Church Sexton/Janitor

Posted September 6, 2017. University Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time sexton/janitor. The position is for 20 hours a week (with the potential for additional hours): 4 hours daily, Monday through Friday. University Lutheran is a liberal church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, easily accessible by subway and bus.

Experience with basic maintenance helpful.


  • Vacuum, sweep, and mop floors, stairs, offices, and pews
  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms
  • Clean sinks, countertops, microwaves, and refrigerators
  • Restock supplies in bathrooms and common areas
  • Empty all trash cans and replace liners; clean receptacles as necessary
  • Dust and clean church office(s), desks, and furniture that are not cluttered
  • Clean windowsills, blinds, and windows
  • Change light bulbs as needed
  • Maintain janitor closets in a clean, organized, and safe manner
  • Set up tables/chairs for meetings and events
  • General maintenance of grounds – mowing small areas, salting and light snow shoveling
  • Notify supervisor/office of any concerns on the property
  • Other routine maintenance duties as assigned


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate with supervisor
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively with a team
  • Ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning products or willingness to learn


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Six months or more related experience
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Reliable


The work requires routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than fifty pounds.

If interested, please contact Jayms Battaglia, campus and community coordinator, by email at office@unilu.org