Ascension Lutheran Church in Milwaukee is in search of a part-time Custodian to ensure that the building and grounds are safe, clean and prepared for church activities, tenants and events.

Essential Tasks: 

  • Adhere to proper safety measures for cleaning, lifting, moving and operating equipment.
  • Perform daily cleaning tasks in assigned areas in and around the church building making certain that all areas of the building and grounds are maintained in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition.
  • Set up and take down tables, chairs, etc. for events.
  • Open the building and/or secure the building at day’s end.  Deep clean according to need and season.
  • Identify maintenance problems and report them to the Building and Operation Supervisor.
  • Assure safety during inclement weather by shoveling snow, salting walkways and keeping entry areas clear.
  • Take steps to address potential safety problems and/or report them to the Building and Operation Supervisor.


Other Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and alert leadership of groups using the building to potential cleaning/safety problems.
  • Support leadership of groups using the building by responding to cleaning/equipment needs.
  • Keep cleaning equipment clean and securely stored.
  • Participate in training provided to ensure proper use of equipment/systems.  Attend a scheduled staff meeting.
  • Participate in training sessions.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Able to speak, write and read English.  Second language fluency is a plus.
  • High School diploma, GED, or 1-2 years custodial experience is desired or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize duties.
  • Flexibility regarding work schedule in order to meet the needs of the church.
  • Ability to interact and relate to members, staff, outside group members and visitors in a positive, courteous, pleasant and helpful way.
  • Able to work alone.
  • Able to follow directions.
  • Able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Reliable transportation.

 Physical Requirements 

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Able to safely use and care for power equipment and small hand tools.
  • Able to work in inclement weather conditions
  • Able to climb and manage a step ladder.


Personal Attributes 

  • Good work ethic (punctual and responsible)
  • Understands the positive impact good custodial work has in creating a pleasing and hospitable atmosphere for those who occupy and use Ascension facilities.

Interested applicants, please send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Logan Vang at

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