Custodial and Event Setup Assistant

Join the rest of the Tracy Aviary staff by becoming a steward for the natural world while inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.  The Custodial Assistant is responsible for detail-oriented work to maintain the cleanliness of facilities and grounds at Tracy Aviary, as well as assuring the Chase Mill and other event spaces at Tracy Aviary are clean and set up for events. Responsibilities also include general, deep cleaning, and waste removal in restrooms, education spaces, offices, and our grounds. Possesses the drive to educate and inspire staff, volunteers, and guests by problem-solving, communicating, creativity, communication, and organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning; rental, office, public facilities, and restrooms.
  • Maintenance of public and staff walkways through hosing, blowing or shoveling to provide a clean and tidy appearance
  • Monitor garbage and recycling bins daily, prep for curbside pick-up
  • Communicate with and take direction from the Lead Custodian.
  • Assist Aviary staff in dealing with facilities problems or emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications: 

  • Flexibility to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Knowledge of safe and appropriate “green” cleaning procedures and materials.
  • Possess effective problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and sound judgment.
  • Professionalism in quickly responding to emergent or sensitive situations.
  • General computer experience including internet use, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs are preferred.
  • This position involves lifting of up to 60lbs, working in all weather conditions.


The typical work week is Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 6:30 am – 3:00 pm, Wednesday 6:30 am – 10:30 am.  The position is 28 hrs a week with the possibility of some additional hrs. covering special event shifts.  We can be flexible for the right person as much of the event set up and deep cleaning can take place anytime.  This is a part-time position.  $10.00-$12.00/hr depending on experience. 

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Send an electronic application including cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to Matthew Utley, Director of Horticulture and Facilities at

Phone 801-596-8500 ext. 105