Careers at Knox

Part Time Custodian for Knox United Church Kenora Ontario


Reporting to the Knox United Ministry and Personnel Committee, the custodian will provide general janitorial and minor maintenance on a daily basis. The candidate should display attributes such as:

  • Thoroughness and commitment to ensuring spaces are ready for the next day: 
    • Including taking out trash from all areas of the church,
    • Set up and takedown meeting rooms in lower hall as required.
    • Tidying, rearranging furniture as required in the sanctuary.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the church.
    • Sweeping and mopping of floors, as well as vacuuming carpets
    • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of all bathroom facilities; including toilets, mirrors, sinks and floors
    • General outdoor services and maintenance, such as watering plants, mowing lawn, sweeping entry areas, cleaning glass doors at entrances in summer and snow shoveling and removing icy surfaces from entryways in winter.
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance work and minor repairs is a plus (replacing broken switches, repairing door handles, replacing light bulbs etc.)
  • Initiative to undertake less frequent  tasks (e.g. waxing floors; cleaning kitchen appliances and cupboards; cleaning carpets; cleaning windows, etc)
  • Flexibility and openness to perform other related duties as assigned.


A High school diploma or G.E.D. is required. A preference will be given to applicants with 3 years related experience as custodian, janitor, or a similar role. The following skills and knowledge are also required:

  • Solid working knowledge and ability to operate  and maintain basic cleaning tools, equipment and appliances in a safe and responsible manner
  • Knowledge of safety protocols such as disposal of chemicals and other hazardous items
  • Comfortable with maintenance tasks
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a consistent basis.

The candidate must demonstrate the following attributes: honest and trustworthy, respectful, flexible and have sound work ethics with effective verbal and listening communication skills.

Salary: This part-time flexible position will pay $20 per hour up to 13 hours per week with the potential of benefits.

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2 Corinthians 13-14