Facilities, Custodian, Part Time

Posted October 13, 2022
Type Part Time
Department Facilities
Category Non-exempt
Hiring Pay Scale $17.61 per hour

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an exquisite collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year.

The Museum is located in beautiful Pasadena, California, just steps from the bustling Old Pasadena district known for its shops and restaurants, and adjacent to the vibrant neighborhoods of northeast Los Angeles, Glendale and South Pasadena. Easily accessible by public transportation, the Museum also offers its employees free parking, as well as free admission to the Museum anytime, and discounts in the store and café.



Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this part-time position provides janitorial services.


Previous experience as a custodian is preferred. Experience as custodian in a cultural property setting is preferred. Must be able to demonstrate the proper use of equipment, materials and supplies that are commonly used in building maintenance. 


  • Performs cleaning of the offices, galleries, theater, restrooms and storage areas using approved methods and products
  • Replenishes supplies in restrooms and kitchen areas
  • Makes timely requests to restock custodial supplies
  • Maintains custodial equipment in proper operating condition
  • Performs minor plumbing repairs as needed
  • Assists with special projects as needed

Physical Requirements

This position requires strenuous physical activity, walking, climbing stairs and standing for long periods. Must be able to bend, stretch and perform moderate lifting (up to 45 lbs).


Work schedule involves evening and weekend hours, including some holidays.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Norton Simon Entities* provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Norton Simon Entities do not unlawfully discriminate or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals over forty years of age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

The Norton Simon Entities are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in its workforce.

*The Norton Simon Entities are composed of the following: Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena and the Norton Simon Art Foundation. Employment may be with either, or both, of these entities.



How to apply

Interested applicants should send resume attention to:

Jim Turner, Chief Engineer
Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Email: [email protected]

No phone calls please.

Employment is contingent upon proof of legal status to work in the United States.