the Indianapolis Zoo, we take pride in presenting clean, well maintained
grounds and facilities to our guests.
As a full-time, 40-hour-a week custodian, you will keep the offices, rest
areas and grounds of the Zoo clean and beautiful for our guests and
employees. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: picking up
trash and litter; emptying trash containers; cleaning and sweeping offices,
restrooms and common areas; working with cleaning supplies; and setting up
for special events.
There are strenuous physical requirements of this position, including but
not limited to:
• Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions.
• Ability to walk and stand for the majority of the work shift.
• Ability to lift and drag at least 25 pounds of weight.
• Physical ability to walk, stand, kneel, squat, bend, lift and push while
performing various jobs.
• Excellent visual acuity and hearing required.
• Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human blood-borne
pathogens. Possible exposure to dangerous chemicals (e.g. chlorine
bleach, cleaning agents, etc.). Must follow Universal Protection
Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogens Guidelines.
High school diploma or GED preferred.
Must be able to work week-ends and holidays
Flexible work hours — first and second shift will be scheduled.
Pay is commensurate with experience.
• Must be cooperative and work well with co-workers and supervisors.
• Highly motivated, and once trained, be able to work relatively
independently with limited supervision.
Must be able to communicate and comprehend the English language.
Experience in commercial cleaning/housekeeping is strongly
The Zoo offers a competitive benefits package after 90 days
of continuous employment, including generous paid time off and
holidays; 403B plan; medical, dental and vision coverage; and
The Indianapolis Zoo is a one of the top tourist destinations
in Indiana. Our animal exhibits, gardens and aquariums delight
more than a million visitors annually. The Zoo is a private,
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED (see below). Candidates are encouraged
to attach cover letters and résumés. Mailed, faxed and hand-delivered
applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. On the online
employment application, please enter “Custodian” in the
"position desired" section. Application deadline is Jan. 27, 2014.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of
pre-employment testing including a drug test, driving record and
criminal history checks.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free workplace and an
equal opportunity employer.
Online Job Application