First Parish Church has an immediate opening for the position of Custodian/Maintenance.  Must be able to take direction, work with minimal supervision and function cooperatively as part of a team.  The position reports to the Senior Pastor and the Facilities Team.  Hours are flexible and do require some evening and weekend work.   Background check will be required.  

Applicants: To apply or ask additional information, please Contact Us.

First Parish Congregational Church, UCC
12 Beach Street
Saco, ME 04072

Position: Maintenance/Custodian

Reports to: Senior Minister along with the Facilities Team

Status: Part-time year-round, average of 40 hours/week. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours including evening and weekend hours. May include some Sundays in cases of weather (ie. snowstorms).

Perform all cleaning, light maintenance and repairs of the church building and surrounding areas including, but not limited to bathrooms, kitchen, sanctuary, atrium, fellowship hall, classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, corridors, lawns, sidewalks, steps, ramps and parking areas.

Duties and Responsibilities: Complete the weekly and monthly Housekeeper and Maintenance check list developed through the Facilities Team. Items will include the following:

  • Clean all walls, bathroom floors and fixtures, appliances, furniture, cabinets, counters, etc. on a regular basis using current CDC guidelines.
  • Give priority to the bathrooms, sanctuary and public spaces each week, before other ancillary spaces,in preparation for Sunday services and/or other events.
  • Complete approved Work Order Requests left in the main office including work orders for the Parsonage.
  • Clean floors, including the maintenance of the wood floors
  • Pick up and empty trash, both inside and outside.
  • Perform safety and operational checks on elevator, boiler/furnace, fire alarm, sprinkler system, generator and sump pumps.
  • Inspect and repair light fixtures, door/window hardware, etc.
  • Maintain and service mechanical equipment (air filters, lubrication, etc.)
  • Mow outside areas
  • Keep sidewalks to church clear in inclement weather, including shoveling, snow blowing and ice removal.
  • Perform general carpentry, painting and repair work.
  • Set-up and take-down for special events as requested.
  • Report items and projects needing attention to the appropriate vendor, the office and the Facilities Team.
  • Coordinate and communicate with service personnel as well as Fire/Police as necessary.
  • Coordinate weekly with the Facilities Team contact person.
  • Attend Staff meetings as requested.
  • Follow written instructions and procedures in the use and handling of all cleaning products and solutions.
  • Use safety precautions and follow Manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) procedures for all services, equipment use and work activities.
  • Perform other related duties in consultation with the Facilities Team and/or Senior Minister.


  • Experience in the maintenance and custodial fields.
  • Ability to be self-managed and organized.
  • Good problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to clearly receive and relay information.
  • Ability to maintain the systems of the church, including use of various computer programs to schedule heating, ventilation and lighting systems.

Physical Demands:

  • This position requires one to be physically active. Ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds, climb, shovel, scrub, etc. as needed.

Approved by the Personnel Team 6/8/2020
Approved by Council 6/24/2020
Revised by Personnel Team 5/23/2023

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