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Dan Grycza

Custodian - Daytime Shifts

Job Title: Custodian, Full Time

Reports To: Custodian Manager

Classification: Hourly Non-Exempt

Hours: 35-40 hours per week. Must be available to work daytime shifts, including weekends

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow daily task list and schedule. Tasks may include:
    • Keeps building and property in clean and orderly condition.
    • Scrubs, sanitizes, and supplies restroom facilities.
    • Performs rug and upholstery cleaning
    • Performs floor cleaning
    • Cleaning walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, doors, and sills with soap and other cleansers
    • Trash and recycling removal
    • Setting up and breaking down chairs, tables, and equipment in meeting rooms, rehearsal room, and multi-function rooms.
    • Replacing light bulbs, light maintenance tasks
    • Receiving deliveries and helping unload and distribute
    • Assisting with removal and install of theater seats
    • Checking and securing building at end of night; setting alarm
    • Report observed security, maintenance, or cleaning issues to management
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience and Abilities:

  • Minimum three years prior custodial experience
  • Knowledge of proper use of cleaning equipment and chemicals
  • Experience with floor care machines
  • Previous custodial experience with an arts organization a plus

Interactions with Patrons and Public:

  • This position has responsibilities that are occasionally in proximity to the public or will do work that can be observed by the public.
  • Direct interaction with the public is possible.

Physical Demands:

  • Perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to climbing, stooping, pushing, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and pulling.
  • Push, pull, lift, and move up to 40 lbs.
  • Use of manual dexterity in the operation of tools.


$15.50 per hour

Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, 403B, paid time off, life insurance and commuter spending plan.

How to Apply

Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Please provide resume.

About Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A leading international theater company and recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theaters year-round season offers a vibrant array of classics, musicals, new works, and family programs for 225,000 audience members annually. The Theater is Chicago's leading international presenter and, through its education efforts, has impacted the learning of over 2 million students. The opening of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, with its innovative design that changed the shape of theater architecture, together with the Jentes Family Courtyard Theater and the Thoma Theater Upstairs, positions Chicago Shakespeare as the city's most versatile performing arts center.


Communicating & Informing: Provides the right level of information at the right time to the right people; Adjusts communication style to the team member; Shares information freely & appropriately; doesnt withhold information

Composure: Stays balanced under pressure; Can adjust to the unexpected; Remains solutions-oriented during times of change; Demonstrates patience

Dealing with Uncertainty/Change: Adapts to change quickly & nimbly

Core Values:

Chicago Shakespeare shared values are essential to our success as a world-class theater company. These values guide our decisions and behaviors and shape our culture.

SERVICE: We take pride in sharing our time, talents, and resources with our community. We strive to be present and available to the individuals and organizations with whom we engage enriching and uplifting one another to create a beneficial shared experience. We consider ourselves enthusiastic ambassadors of Chicago Shakespeare and its programs, mission, and core values, while also being steadfast advocates for those we serve.

INGENUITY: Believing that innovation is the source of positive change, we freely exchange ideas about how we can best approach our work, striving always to improve our practices and programming. We meet challenges with a spirit of positivity, curiosity, and creativity exploring non-traditional solutions, taking calculated risks, and embracing new strategies along the way.

COLLABORATION: We embody the theatrical spirit of collaboration in every aspect of our work and highlight the importance of each individuals role in advancing our shared goals. We actively listen and communicate clearly and effectively. We honor and respect one another and our identities and recognize our unique differences as key to our collective success.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Chicago Shakespeare does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Contact Info:
Chicago Shakespeare
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL