Part Time Custodian and Kitchen Assistant

  • 728 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

La Scuola International School is a vibrant Pre-K - 8th Grade international community with a focus on inquiry-based learning, creative expression and language immersion. 

La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP, IB-MYP School and the first Reggio - IB Italian Immersion program in the world. 

Founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, we have grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of over 300 families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).  

La Scuola International School will empower every student to maximise his/her unique potential within a friendly, supportive, and inspiring environment. Through innovative education of the highest standard, the school will nurture lifelong learners prepared for the challenges of a changing world.

Job Description

La Scuola Custodian and Kitchen Assistant helps oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of campus buildings and facilities, keeping them clean and safe and managing lunch service. His/her responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-        janitorial service, yard and building cleaning and maintenance
-        lunch set-up and service, kitchen cleaning
-        daily curb duty during drop-off and pick-up hours and parking management
-        events management
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant performs daily routine cleaning tasks (sweeping, mopping, emptying trash cans, cleaning adults and kids bathrooms) and replenishing stock supplies in bathrooms and classrooms to keep the building and the grounds looking clean and tidy. He/she ensures common areas are clean, organized and clear from any hazards and may assist school staff in handling deliveries and moving heavy items.The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant will work with Facilities Manager to ensure custodial practices meet guidelines provided by local and state health authorities. 
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant arranges use of buildings and facilities for routine set ups and breakdowns during recurrent and/or special events. This might include setting-up refreshments and helping school staff in closing/locking the building.
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant serves delivered meals to students and staff members and prepares refreshments and snacks for special events. He/she daily cleans the lunch room and kitchen, loads and unloads the dishwasher and maintains cabinets and countertop areas cleaned and organized.
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant takes care of order, receive, stock and inventory food and kitchen and janitorial supplies.
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant supervise drop-off and pick-up operations in white zone, activates tow-away services when needed and directs parents during the daily procedures.
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant reports to the Facilities Manager for maintenance and repairs needed, responds quickly and professionally to the requests listed in “La Scuola Facilities Requests Log” and uses “La Scuola Calendar” to monitor special events and tasks.
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant partially manages his/her own work schedule to ensure completion of tasks as expected and within a reasonable period of time.  Scheduling may shift due to changing priorities of La Scuola.
Reporting Structure:
The Facilities Assistant falls under the direction of the Facilities Manager.  This position collaborates closely with the Campus Managers, Kitchen Assistants, and Maintenance Technician.


Applicants should be strong team players and be very proactive and flexible. Final candidates need to be prepared for a teaching demonstration (or a video if they are overseas).

Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition, the final candidate will need to pass both Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance and a physical exam, and provide a recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

Working Conditions and Environment
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant is primarily scheduled for a 20-hour work-week, Monday to Friday but can change up to 40-hour work-week from depending on campus assignment and the needs of La Scuola. Hours and schedule to be set forth by the Facilities Manager and may change based on the needs of the school. 
The work schedule mainly overlaps with the school’s hours of operation, but part of the quarterly cleaning will happen during weekends and/or school breaks and there may be some required overtime in addition to some evening and/or early morning duties when school events and/or renovations occur.

The work location may be at any La Scuola Campus including our PreK campus at 728 20th Street, our K-4 campus at 735 Fell Street or our Middle School campus at 3250 18th Street depending on facilities needs and at La Scuola’s discretion.
The Custodian and Kitchen Assistant often works in the school buildings, although sometimes s/he works outdoors and in inclement weather.  Travel to other buildings or grounds may also be required.
Work experience in janitorial or custodial position and good proficiency in English are required. Additionally, the ability to bend and stand for long periods of time is needed; may need to lift as much as 30 pounds.
Ability to work autonomously and problem solving skills are ideal. Strong communications skills to facilitate working in a school environment and with a diverse and multicultural community are highly recommended.
Additionally, the ability to bend and stand for long periods of time is needed. May need to lift as much as 30 pounds.

To be considered for the position, please apply here with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references. More information about our school can be found here

Non-Discrimination Policy

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training. If you feel you may have been discriminated on the basis of sex or would like more information, please reach out to Dani Sollberger, Director of Administration, via email, by phone 415.558.9006 or by mail at 728 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.