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Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 3, 2023

Under the general supervision of the Custodian Manager/Supervisors of Custodial Operations. The Custodian is responsible for the overall cleanliness, sanitation, appearance and safety of their assigned area within the Hamilton College facilities.  The custodian may also be required to assist with additional projects or maintenance of additional areas on campus as needed.

This is a weekend wrap position (possibility of Monday/Tuesday off or Thursday/Friday off) the work hours are 6:00 am to 2:30 pm. The pay rate is $22.38 per hour.


All employees are expected to act in a professional manner and to share the common values of respect and decency toward one another. 

  • Maintaining the cleanliness and safety of assigned area(s) by performing duties which include but are not limited to, dusting, sweeping, waxing, vacuuming, polishing, washing windows, washing walls and wood work with a variety of finishes, washing furniture, bathrooms, shampooing carpets. 
  • Gathering and proper removal of trash, debris and recyclables.  Emptying and cleaning refuse containers.   
  • Responsible for the maintenance, safe storage and tracking of inventory cleaning supplies.  Requests inventory when needed.
  • Operates machinery necessary in a safe and efficient manner including, but not limited to, vacuum cleaners, buffing machines, scrubbers, water pick-ups, upholstery cleaners, carpet shampooers, extractors, tenant floor machine. 
  • Performs additional functions such as keeping building entrances and walkways free of ice, snow and other debris, changing light bulbs, moving and set up of furniture, reporting building damage, malfunctions and hazardous conditions to the Work Control Secretary, etc.
  • Performs housekeeping duties for guest rooms at the Bristol Campus Center and Roger's Estate.  Supports Summer Programs with similar housekeeping services, as directed.
  • Performs sets-up and breaks down of campus catered functions and special events including but not limited to, in-house stage flats, podiums, tables, chairs, partitions, coat racks.   
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


High School diploma or equivalent required.  1 year cleaning/custodial experience preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar field will be considered. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of standard custodial methods which include maintaining, cleaning, and preserving a wide variety of surfaces, or the ability to learn procedures and effectively demonstrate these methods no later than the end of the introductory period.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of a wide range of chemicals and personal protective equipment (PPE) according to state and federal regulations or the ability to effectively demonstrate proper use of chemicals and PPE no later than the end of the introductory period.
  • Ability to handle and properly dispose of hazardous materials and waste.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities, work independently or in a diverse team oriented environment.
  • Ability to learn and upgrade job skills as needed to meet changing job conditions and demands. 
  • Problem solving and time management skills.
  • Ability to work overtime, as required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity in all of its forms and a wide array of cultural experiences  as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to those goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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