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Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Japanese American National Museum

Job Posting


Full-Time/ Non-Exempt 

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum ( is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the historic Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

Working in a team the Custodian is responsible for the overall custodial/janitorial/cleaning functions, program/rental set ups, and light maintenance requirements for the Japanese American National Museum site which includes a 1925 Historic Building, which has been designated as a historic site (33,000 sq. ft), a 1999 Museum Pavilion (138,000 sq. ft.), and a 2005 Tateuchi Democracy Forum/auditorium addition (10,000 sq. ft.).

The position requires evening and weekend hours and occasional early mornings for event rentals. Requires a regular schedule of Tuesday – Saturday with weekday 10am-6:30pm and weekends 11am-7:30pm.  At least six months of related Custodial experience.  Familiarity with custodial hand equipment, cleaning agents, hand tools, small power tools, electrical cleaning equipment and their safe usage. Ability to operate hand, power and general cleaning equipment in a safe and careful manner. Good hand-eye coordination and balance. Willingness to learn and apply new skills. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Display care and pride in work to provide the best service to customers. Must be able to work with a team as well as individually with minimal supervision. Bilingual English/Spanish skills a plus.  Background check required. Visit for application form. EOE.  

Benefits: Medical, Dental, group vision, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time; on-site parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history & references

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources 

Re: Custodian, Full-Time

100 N. Central Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Fax (213) 830-5673

No Phone Calls Please

Deadline: 12-19-2017

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