Custodial Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #897
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
There's no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We're committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The CMP COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Policy requires that all employees provide proof of COVID vaccination or if not fully vaccinated, must provide proof of negative COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis.

The Custodial Leader is responsible for functioning as a group leader in directing and coordinating the activities of the custodians who are accountable for the interior and exterior cleaning work in all of the buildings within the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art.

This position requires working various schedules and times including daylight, evenings, nights, and weekends.


  • High school diploma or equivalent education preferred. 
  • Four years’ experience in custodial work preferred. 


  • Knowledge of various cleaning materials and tools, safety rules and practices pertaining to the trade.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work from ladder and scaffold, climb, maintain balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs or more. 


  • Trains and directs the work of other custodians.  Participates in the orientation of new employees.
  • Functions as a group leader of the custodians who are responsible for the interior and exterior cleaning work.
  • Provides on-the-job training for new employees, instructing them in the methods used in cleaning that will secure optimum usage of time and supplies and will maintain sanitary standards required.
  • Issues supplies to workers and stores them at the end of the shift.
  • Analyzes work problems, and recommends changes in schedules, procedures, supplies, and equipment.
  • Sees that employees under the incumbents’ jurisdiction are observing safety regulations and procedures in the performance of their duties.
  • Reports accidents involving persons and equipment promptly at the time they occur to the supervisor.
  • Oversees completion of work orders in a timely and proper manner.
  • Maintains and operates tools, equipment (including vehicles), materials, and machines in a safe, sound condition and maintains a safe, orderly and clean work area.
  • Responds to emergency calls.
  • Provides support for special event.
  • Performs all duties performed by the custodians.
  • Must follow work rules, regulations and procedures of the Facilities, Planning, and Operations Department and Institute.
  • Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with the various internal and external customers.
  • Projects the image and attitude of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

This is a Union position.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.   

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional guidance on essential functions follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources. A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function is rarely performed, it may not be essential. B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function. C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential. D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis. E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential. F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential.  G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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