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Evening & Weekend Custodian


Kehilla Community Synagogue seeks a detail-oriented and motivated person with a strong work ethic to be an Evening and Weekend Custodian. Excellent relevant custodial experience is required. 

Position Description

The Evening and Weekend Custodian is a part time position working an average of 14 hours per week including 2-3 evenings and some Saturday and Sunday hours. The custodian performs a variety of tasks involving general care of the building and grounds including cleaning, room set-ups and maintenance.  

Some of the essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

Custodial Duties

  • Routine and special cleaning of all areas within the synagogue, including offices, sanctuary, classrooms, kitchen, restrooms and their fixtures.
  • Set up rooms for events and programs with tables and chairs, linens, sound systems, and some AV equipment.
  • Operate custodial equipment and maintenance tools and perform floor maintenance tasks including dust-mopping, wet-mopping, sweeping and vacuuming.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs using hand tools (hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, painting equipment, etc.) and small power tools. .
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting up the alarm.

Experience and Qualifications Needed

  • A High School diploma, GED or comparable experience
  • 2+ years of custodial duties and light maintenance.
  • Strong communication abilities, must be able to read and write in English and to respond to the needs of congregants and renters.
  • Ability to work independently and accurately follow instructions.
  • Reliable, responsible, and safety-minded.
  • Be willing to follow communal policy of being scent free (not using cologne, scented laundry detergent, or other scented products).

Physical Requirements

  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Reach and extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
  • Bend, stoop and kneel to grasp objects and climb ladders.
  • Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above and below shoulders and squat.
  • Lift and move loads up to 70 pounds.  Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Hear well enough to perform essential functions of the job.

Compensation: This is an hourly position paying $20.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on experience. Part time employees earn sick leave in accordance with California law.

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and a resume of relevant experience to Executive Director Michael Saxe-Taller at  No phone calls please. Interviews will commence immediately.

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