Church Caretaker at First German United Methodist Church
Glendale, CA 91202
About the job
The duties of Church Caretaker are primarily maintenance and upkeep of church facilities, some repairs, regular cleaning, and hosting of groups that rent from the facility. Such duties will include the following:
Controlling of heat/cooling appliances.
Opening and closing of the church property and securing premises after events as
During events as instructed Employee must be present for emergency procedures,
must enforce house rules, and must make a diligent use of time.
Employee must be on the premises on the four weekdays that the German American
School Association hosts preschool classes.
Upkeep of Church Premises--
The entire church, inside and out, must be maintained in a sanitary and appealing
Appliances and fixtures should be kept in full working condition.
It is the duty of the Employee as caretaker to--
Oversee regular certification of Elevator, Fire Extinguishers, Back Flow, Air
Conditioning, and Heating with the respective contractors and/or licensing agencies.
Pick up trash on and off premises as needed.
Communicate and coordinate with cleaning company and contractors.
Set up furniture and appliances for First German UMC events.
Ensure that all equipment is in a usable and appealing condition.
Make sure that the lights, appliances, and fixtures are working properly, and replace
parts as needed. In the event of a malfunction of a major feature the Employee is to
report to Pastor Kurt. If Pastor Kurt is unavailable, the next person in the line of
authority is the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Bathrooms and kitchen should have sufficient supplies for all events.
Perform minor repairs that do not require outside service, and, if necessary, order and supervise outside contracted labor, in cooperation with the Chair of the Board of
Ensure that the church is in compliance with all building and fire regulations.
Be available to assist inspections as necessary.
At the moment the regular cleaning of the church is done by a contracted cleaning
service. The contract with the cleaning company may be terminated, in order that the Employee might take on the additional duties and compensation of the cleaning
company, as soon as church and Employee should agree to this. Until then, the
janitorial duties listed above only apply as a follow-up between events.
Set up and manage an inventory list for all tools and equipment acquired and owned
by the church.
Keep the tool room clean and organized.
Monitor the irrigation system. Water/drain all potted plants. Maintain open
communication with the gardener.