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Environmental Services Technician-On Call


OVERVIEW:          This position is responsible for maintaining hard surface and carpeted floor areas throughout the museum to include routine maintenance, (cleaning and burnishing), stripping and waxing of hard surfaces, carpet cleaning using hot water extraction, bonnet buffing, upholstery cleaning using hot water extraction and moving furniture before and after cleaning.  Individual may be asked to cover basic janitorial shifts which includes general cleaning, collecting and disposing trash, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, floors and cleaning-restocking restrooms.                  

Seattle Art Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

FLSA STATUS:       Non-exempt        

REPORTS TO:        Environmental Services Manager


  1. This position is responsible for operating floor scrubber, burnisher, buffer, vacuum, extractor and any other floor care equipment as needed.  Vacuums (backpack and upright), carts, spray bottles, hoses, brushes, and microfiber mop systems.
  2. Perform room conversions according to written floor plan and/or direction from the ES Lead, ES Manager or Event Coordinator paying special attention to the symmetry and cleanliness of the furniture and equipment used. 
  3. Be a customer service model for other staff. Environmental Services delivers customer service by providing emergency spill response, environmental remediation, hazardous waste disposal, and industrial cleaning.
  4. Perform daily janitorial duties associated with shift assignments which include the general cleaning of the Museum facility in assigned areas including (but not limited to): cleaning,  dusting, and polishing of bathroom fixtures, counters, doors, furniture, high and low surfaces, partitions,  sinks, showers, stainless steel, tables, walls, and woodwork;  washing of mirrors, relight glass, and  windows, on an occasional basis.
  5. Pick up, transport and, removal of compost, recycling, and waste.
  6. Cleans and maintains carts, equipment, and storage areas associated with position,
  7. Consistently and routinely demonstrate both knowledge and skill in the safe use and operation of chemicals, equipment, and cleaning techniques necessary to maintain the departments established safety and quality standards.
  8. Inspect the assigned work areas and reports any burnt out lights, non-working fixtures, graffiti, or minor damage such as scratches, gouges, and marks per departmental procedures.
  9. Work with the Security Division in the protection of the building and its contents by immediately reporting anything out of the ordinary regarding the condition of the art, the integrity of locked or alarmed spaces and provide support during periods of severe weather, building or emergencies, and evacuations if necessary.
  10. Complete other duties as assigned.



  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of (1) year experience in janitorial/environmental services in a commercial, institutional, or healthcare setting. Vocational training and certification will also be considered.
  3. Able to understand, read, write and speak English. Ability to effectively communicate by email highly desirable.
  4. Excellent housekeeping skills with a sharp eye for detail.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of basic cleaning techniques, proper storage methods, inventory control, and ordering procedures.
  6. Ability to gain knowledge of Museum policies and procedures as applicable to Environmental Services duties and knowledge of the protection and preservation of works of art.
  7. Highly motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team.
  8. Ability to interact with the public and with co-workers professionally and tactfully.
  9. Adhere to Museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
  10. Knowledge of Museum policies and procedures as applicable to custodial duties and preservation of works of art.


The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties.    Please contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.

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Deadline: Open Until Filled 

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