We all know what the Number 1 question asked by visitors is. No one really notices when facilities are clean and goods are stocked. But we all notice and are ready to complain when they aren’t. There’s a psychology to clean. Visitors are less likely to drop trash on the ground if there’s no other litter in sight.
This isn’t a no-brainer job, though. You’re dealing with chemicals; there’s health hazards you’re faced with on a daily basis; you’re cleaning and working around valuable historic items; you’re the first one to notice when the toilets aren’t flushing. And we’re going to provide you with some resources to do your job even better than you already do.
The Northeast Museum Services Center has a variety of videos on cleaning different materials available on YouTube
Want to know more about the requirements for the job? Follow this link to view the standard Position Description Library, scroll down and click on the “All Wage Grade PD’s“. Scroll down and you’ll find PD’s for Custodial Worker. (Note: depending on a Park’s specific needs these PD’s may be modified for an actual job posting.)
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|Cleaning Management Institute|
CMI is a professional society focused on education, training and career improvement for commercial cleaning professionals. Since 1964, CMI has been helping frontline custodians, supervisors and custodial trainers to achieve their career goals and reach their potential. Our network of Master Trainers brings decades of real world experience to your cleaning operation. http://www.cminstitute.net/
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