Student Custodian

Keep your building healthy, safe, and looking great!

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Student Custodians clean and maintain various areas of residence halls including common areas and unoccupied resident rooms. 

Students in this position contribute to a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative work environment that honors and acknowledges people’s multiple identities.


  • $15.50 per hour
  • Flexible 10-20 hours/week during semester, up to 40 hours/week during summer and breaks
  • Work-study positions available
  • Uniform shirts and lockers provided
  • Work where you live
  • Ongoing training
  • Monthly work safety projects
  • Paycheck every other Wednesday

How to Apply

Read all responsibilities and requirements for this position listed below. Hiring is ongoing and applications will be reviewed year-round. 

Express Interest in the position by completing the Housing Facilities Student Custodian Employment Interest Form.

Student Custodial Employment Interest Form


  • Clean various areas of residence halls such as bathrooms, hallways, stairways, laundries, dining rooms, lobbies, and other public areas
  • Clean residence rooms (summer only)
  • Collect trash and recycling items
  • Clean windows, carpets, and hard floors
  • Move furniture and make beds (summer primarily)
  • Uses standard industrial cleaning agents
  • Operate equipment such as vacuum cleaners, floor mops, wet vacs, and rotary floor machines



  • Must be  a U of M Undergraduate Student enrolled with a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions in English
  • Knowledge of general household cleaning methods and equipment
  • Punctual, reliable, and have a positive attitude


  • Previous custodial experience is helpful