Japanese American National Museum Job Posting Custodian Part-Time/



An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the

Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of

the nation’s premier cultural museums. In 2010 the Japanese American

National Museum received America’s highest honor for museums, the federal

IMLS National Medal. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro

Gold Line in the Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a

neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse

new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.


The mission of the Japanese American National Museum, home of the National

Center for the Preservation of Democracy, “is to promote understanding and

appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the

Japanese American experience. Based in the historic Little Tokyo

neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support.


Working with a team the Custodian is responsible for the overall

custodial/janitorial/cleaning functions, program/rental set ups, and light

maintenance requirements for the Japanese American National Museum site

which includes a 1925 Historic Building, which has been designated as a

historic site (33,000 sq. ft), a 1999 Museum Pavilion (138,000 sq. ft.),

and a 2005 Forum/auditorium addition (10,000 sq. ft.).


The position is part-time for 20- 24 hours per week, Thursdays- Sundays;

5:30pm-10:30pm with flexibility for overtime. At least six months of

related experience as a custodian, janitor, housekeeping or similar

cleaning/facilities position. Willingness to learn and apply new

skills. Familiarity

with custodial hand equipment, cleaning agents, hand tools, small power

tools, electrical cleaning equipment and their safe usage. Ability to

operate hand, power and general cleaning equipment in a safe and careful

manner. Good hand-eye coordination and balance. Display care and pride in

work to provide the best service to customers. Must be able to work with a

team as well as individually with minimum supervision. Bilingual

English/Spanish skills a plus. Visit *www.janm.org/jobs/

<http://www.janm.org/jobs/> *for application form. EOE.


Benefits: Partial paid: 12 holidays, sick/vacation time; parking, discounts

in museum store and Chado tea room.


Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history &



Japanese American National Museum


Attn: Human Resources


Re: Custodian


100 N. Central Ave,


Los Angeles, CA 90012


Email: [email protected]


Fax (213) 830-5673


No Phone Calls Please


Posted 7/9/14

open until filled