Housekeeper/Custodian (3rd Shift)

Job Family

Full-Time Staff


To clean and perform routine maintenance of campus buildings, including residence halls, classrooms, and administrative offices; to coordinate/carry out specialized custodial/maintenance functions.

3rd Shift Hours:  10:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m. (Sunday Thursday)

  • Clean floors: vacuum, sweep, dust mop, wash, strip, wax, and buff.  Shampoo carpets.
  • Wash windows, walls, chalkboards, trash cans.
  • Dust furniture, fixtures, woodwork.
  • Collect and empty trash receptacles and pick up litter in and around buildings.
  • Clean, sanitize and stock bathrooms; change and clean shower curtains
  • Coordinate and carry out specialized custodial/maintenance functions, such as strip and refinish floors, replace light bulbs, move furniture and complete athletic facility maintenance.


  • High school education required.

  • Physical ability to perform heavy custodial work and operate cleaning equipment.

  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs on occasion.

  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions, chemical labels, and warnings and the ability to perform tasks in specific sequences.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and to deal courteously with students, faculty, and staff.

  • The ability and willingness to support the Mission of the University; and to work collaboratively and collegially. 

  • General knowledge and skills related to institutional housekeeping and maintenance work, with some relevant commercial/institutional cleaning experience.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including starting pay expectations, resume, and the contact information for three (3) professional references to

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston.  With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.