Lead Custodian

St. Mark's Episcopal School
Houston, TX United States

Position: Lead Custodian

Type: Non-Exempt, Full-time 12 Month position

Generally 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM with overtime on weekends, evenings and holidays.  Schedule will adjust to cover for the Facilities Manager’s absence.

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Preference: Speaks Spanish and English

St. Mark’s Lead Custodian is an important member of the Facilities team at St. Mark’s Episcopal School.  While this position encompasses many different duties, its primary function is to help lead a team of Custodians that provide day-to-day custodial care to the school and church buildings.

Work Schedule  Full-time 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, with occasional unscheduled overtime on demand. Schedule varies dependent on school and church events.  Availability on  weekends, evenings and holidays is required.


  1. Provide custodial and minor maintenance care to the school and church buildings.
  2. Set up and take down services for events and classroom support. 
  3. Monitor, assign and respond to ticket system and radio requests promptly
  4. Create work schedules for Custodians, including weekend work with assistance from Facilities Manager.
  5. Conduct daily inspections of campus to ensure necessary supplies are in place, campus is clean and functioning properly
  6. Learns to manage HVAC and security system hardware as backup to Facilities Manager
  7. Is present and in lead position whenever Facilities Manager is off campus, on vacation or not scheduled to work

General Responsibilities: Works alone or in a team with minimal direct supervision to keep all buildings clean and orderly by performing the following, but not limited to:

  1. Vacuuming, sweeping and mopping floors, spot clean carpets 
  2. General touch up behind cleaning service which may include washing, disinfecting bathrooms, classrooms and kitchens  
  3. Replace and stock supplies
  4. Gather and dispose of trash in buildings and on grounds
  5. Painting and minor repairs, light bulb and ceiling tile replacement
  6. Window washing, sidewalk sweeping, power washing and gutter cleaning
  7. Event setups and takedowns ( chairs, tables, projector, and screens)
  8. Playground cleaning (including sandbox raking)
  9. Unlocks and secures the buildings as directed
  10. Advises of potential building and grounds issues

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Knowledge of Outlook and Google Suite.  
    1. Computer skills to utilize our ticket management system, HVAC and security systems
  • Adequate knowledge of cleaning and caring of a building and grounds
  • Ability to 
  • work independently at times without direct supervision
  • manage time and juggle multiple tasks and projects
  • communicate with staff, members, students, and parents
  • comprehend instructions and take direction
  • work around children
  • manage stress in a sometimes hectic environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical mobility and coordination which includes movement from place to place such as climbing stairs
  • Ability to reach and bend, push/pull, and lift and carry objects within a weight range from 3 pounds to 50 pounds
    1. Ability to stand and work on feet for extended periods
  • Ability to assist with handling objects in excess of 50 pounds
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers
  • Must be able to work outdoors in seasonal conditions
  • Must be in overall good general health

About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark’s Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students’ intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 460 students from 18 months olds through 8th grade. St. Mark’s is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark’s prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each. 

St. Mark’s is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 320 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child’s spirit.

Interested candidates should complete our online staff application at www.stmes.org/careers.

Contact Information

Please contact Mayra Canty at mcantu@stmes.org