Rodale Institute is seeking a custodian/janitor to provide custodial/janitorial support to the Facilities team as well as all departments throughout the Institute. The custodian/janitor reports directly to the Farm Manager/Facilities Director. This position is full time, second shift (3:00-11:30 PM).


  • Empty trash, recycling and compost daily.
  • Dust furniture/window sills/desk tops/baseboards/doors/doorframes and all other visible surface areas in all offices and buildings including store and theatre. Guest/Intern houses as directed.
  • Vacuum wall to wall carpets, area carpets and floor surfaces weekly in all buildings, including staircases.
  • Clean glass doors in Main Office, Sunroom, kitchen, and theatre.
  • Steam-mop tile/wood floors weekly (or more often if needed).
  • Clean bathrooms (which includes toilets and sinks) in all buildings on a daily basis.
  • Sweep off Main office porch daily. Sweep under barn door areas daily (or as needed).
  • Wipe off tables, countertops, and sink in lunchroom.
  • Monthly refrigerator clean out.
  • Keep all building bathroom facilities stocked with paper towels, toilet paper and hand soap.
  • Report any maintenance issues to Farm Manager/Facilities Director.
  • Lock and unlock buildings: be sure to secure building when not in use or after hours by checking for unlocked doors and windows, and turn off lights.
  • Follow the Rodale Institute guidelines with use of cleaning supplies.
  • Monitor janitorial supplies to maintain stock.
  • Attend staff meetings when necessary.
  • Safely operate all vehicles.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Reading, writing, speaking, and organizing
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand for longer periods of time


High school diploma or equivalent. 


To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors.


Please send cover letter and resume to Elaine Macbeth at

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