Maintenance Staff

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  • Part-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Part time, hourly position.

The Cathedral Center is an agency serving women and families with children who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis via emergency shelter and other supportive services. Services are offered at two locations (4 blocks apart) in downtown Milwaukee. The Friendship House is a program of Cathedral Center. Under the direction and supervision of the Operations Manager, the Maintenance Staff will perform a wide variety of custodial and mid level maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment for guests, volunteers, staff and visitors.

The Facilities Support Staff will be located between both locations. Responsibilities will include day-to-day cleaning, assistance with managing outside vendors services and additional responsibilities such as establishing accurate record keeping of maintenance duties performed and alert supervisor of needs for both sites.

Specific Job Duties: The Facilities Support Staff will support the Friendship House and the Cathedral Center in maintaining a safe and environmentally friendly facility. Following are key responsibilities and essential duties to cultivate success:

Friendship House location:

  • Weekly scheduled cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms and eating areas, replenishing shared supplies.
  • Floor cleaning and prep will include sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors on the three levels including bathrooms, hallways and common rooms.
  • Daily emptying of trash and recyclables throughout the building and removing to outside bins.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a house calendar and manage/oversee monthly/annual inspections and services.

Cathedral Center and Friendship House:

  • Weekly cleaning of the kitchen area at both locations (cleaning appliances, countertops, dusting, wiping down windows and doors).
  • Report maintenance, repair and equipment needs to the Program Director or Operations Manager.
  • Perform general maintenance and minor repairs to facilities, furniture and equipment as directed or needed.
  • Assist in coordination of services with outside contractors as needed and report progress of projects.
  • Seasonal duties may include minimal snow removal and spreading salt or ice melt in cold weather and minor grounds keeping – when contracted services are unavailable.
  • Actively supports buildings are maintained as a clean, welcoming and safe environment.
  • Maintain effective and positive working relationships with staff, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Actively participate in agency meetings, trainings and professional development opportunities as recommended.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits: The Facilities Support Staff is an hourly position, with compensation depending on skill and experience and ranging between $15-18/hour. Full time may be considered for the right candidate, with additional benefits including health and dental insurance, as well as paid time off. The Cathedral Center is a family friendly work environment, supporting employees in their professional growth. Part time hourly staff are offered paid personal days, supported training (internally and externally), and hourly rates for holidays and overtime paid at 1.5 times regular hourly rate. Full time staff are offered paid long term disability/life insurance, paid sick, personal and vacation time, as well as 90% employer sponsored health and dental insurance.  All employees are eligible for retirement plan participation, as well as our newly approved tuition reimbursement benefit.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in basic cleaning or housekeeping.
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment utilized in grounds and facility maintenance and repair.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to lift 50 lb.s, stand, walk, ascend and descend stairs unaided.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate and healthy boundaries with co-workers and clients.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good communication and documentation skills – written and verbal.

Cathedral Center is a mission-driven organization that emphasizes the importance of compassion combined with skills and training. Interested candidates may submit a professional cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email to or visit our website:

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