Company Description:

As a leader in providing high quality education for low income students, KIPP Memphis Public Schools (KIPP Memphis) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis is part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing public charter schools. KIPP’s network spans more than 200 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students achieve their post-high school goals. The mission of KIPP Memphis is “Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.”

Founded in 2002, KIPP Memphis serves elementary, middle, and high school students in North Memphis. The KIPP Memphis team and family serves as a model of excellence and collaborates with other community organizations to raise the overall quality of education in Memphis.

Job Description:

The School Custodians will be responsible for providing custodial and general maintenance support to one of our school buildings.  School Custodians are responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming school environment.  They will perform general janitorial cleaning and light maintenance throughout school day and after hours that will contribute to the general upkeep of the school.  The School Custodians will report to a Lead Custodian.  Work times will vary, but School Custodians will work for five hours per day, a maximum of 25 hours per week.

The key responsibilities for this position may include (but are not limited to):

  • Daily cleaning of all school-used spaces
  • Thoroughly cleaning/sanitizing and/or dusting all hard surfaces in restrooms, classrooms, offices, cafeteria, and other spaces
  • Checking and restocking restroom supplies (tissue, paper towels, soap) in all dispensers throughout the school on a daily basis
  • Emptying restroom, classroom, office, hallway, and cafeteria garbage cans throughout each day; carrying garbage to outside dumpsters; washing garbage cans as needed
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, dust mopping, mopping, and buffing floors
  • Set up and take-down of furniture for daily meals and for special events
  • Checking and replacing light bulbs as needed
  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting areas after a spill or accident (including bodily fluids)
  • Removing graffiti from any walls or hard surfaces; touch up paint on walls, doors, and door frames as needed
  • Removing litter from the school grounds
  • Carrying/moving equipment, supplies, and furniture as needed
  • Assemble furniture; perform minor repairs to furniture and fixtures as needed
  • Keeping all janitorial and cleaning supplies organized, stocked, and stored safely in the assigned locations
  • Ensuring that the school building is ready in the morning by walking through the building 30 minutes prior to the school start time, ensuring that garbage can liners are in place and that restrooms are stocked
  • Ensuring that the school building is secure at night by turning off all classroom, hallway, and office lights, ensuring that all windows are closed and latched, and locking all classroom and office doors
  • Ensuring that the school building remains safe at all times by never propping open exterior doors or allowing visitors to enter doors other than the main entrance
  • Performing deep cleaning services such as stripping and waxing floors at times when school is not in session
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Lead Custodian, Director of School Operations, Principal, or other school administrator



  • High School or equivalent education
  • Strong commitment to education and to serving students
  • Verbal communication skills, including good customer service and a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality work
  • Willingness to learn Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and goals, and work independently

Additional Information

ADA Requirements

This position is one where the incumbent might be required to stand for extended periods, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, do repetitive tasks with few breaks and work in extreme weather environments.  

KIPP Memphis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school.  KIPP Memphis does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.