FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, GUELPH is a historic church in downtown Guelph that wants to live out the message of Christ today.  We have a long history in this community as a place of worship and service and as a community meeting place.  We want to be a space where people’s experiences and questions are honoured and where we can work alongside each other to make our world a better place.

Position Title

Part Time Church Custodian

Overall Goal of this position
The intent of this role is that our building will be a safe space in the community for both our congregation and the many community groups that meet in our building.

This will happen through regular cleaning and maintenance and being proactive about ensuring that all of our systems are serviced and maintained.

General Requirements
We are looking for someone special.  If you are passionate about cleaning and like a challenge then please read on…

The ideal candidate will be:

An experienced cleaner with knowledge of how to safely use industrial cleaning products.

Able to wear personal, protective equipment.

In good physical condition.  This position requires standing and bending for extended periods of time, walking, reaching and lifting up to 50 lbs.

Knowledgeable of basic plumbing, electrical and general repair work pertaining to large facilities.

Able to perform the work of this position with minimum supervision in a safe manner following safety guidelines.

Flexible and willing to work on holidays and weekends when necessary.

Able and willing to work with staff and volunteers.

Effective at organizing and prioritizing.

Able to ensure that our building abides by Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and WHMIS.

Duties and Responsibilities
Ensuring the Church building and grounds are clean at all times.

Organize, implement and maintain weekly, monthly and annual cleaning and maintenance schedules.

Perform basic repairs around the Church.

Perform light to medium physical duties and be able to lift a load up to 50 pounds.

Implement and maintain schedules for all building systems including but not limited to Furnace, Fire/Emergency, Plumbing, Electrical, Lighting, etc.

Be on-call with the security alarm company and have the ability to be able to respond to emergencies.

Plan special cleaning events that volunteers can help with eg. spring garden and lawn care and/or annual kitchen deep clean.

Work with Project Managers to get quotes for building projects.

Liaise and oversee the work of tradespeople and companies providing larger repairs and services.

Ensuring that meeting rooms are properly set up for scheduled church events.

Attendance and assistance at church events and religious services will sometimes be required.  Assisting with weddings and funerals may be required outside regular hours. Flexibility in working hours is important as work hours may need to be adapted to accommodate changes in church programming or events.

Other tasks which fall within the general scope of this position description.

Part Time – Salaried, starting at $17/hour

21 hours per week

A criminal record check will be required of the successful applicant.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.