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Temple Janitor

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are seeking a diligent and responsible Temple janitor to join our team. The Temple janitor will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness and orderliness in and around the temple premises, including the entrance, lobby, auditorium, dining area, kitchen, and other designated areas. The ideal candidate will have excellent cleaning skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.



HSMN is seeking a motivated, dynamic individual to serve as the temple janitor.  This job will involve heavy lifting and requires occasional early and late hours shift.  The individual should follow temple guidelines in dressing and have good behavior.

Role Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all basic cleaning in and around the temple entrance, lobby, shoe rack area, storerooms, auditorium, auditorium lobby, dining area, kitchen and classrooms.  Cleaning includes dust mopping, damp mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, picking up larger objects off the floor, and spot cleaning glass and windows.

  • Responsible for arranging chairs and tables in the dining area as required

  • Responsible for keeping the kitchen clean including kitchen utensils, aprons, appliances and floors.

  • Responsible for clearing out garbage from the temple lobby, auditorium, dining, and kitchen area

  • Responsible to cleaning and stocking food items in the kitchen store

  • Responsible for stocking decorative items, tablecloths and other materials used in stage decoration in an orderly fashion in the auditorium storeroom

  • Provide help in setting up and removal of tables, chairs in the auditorium for big events

  • Provide help as needed in decoration for big events

  • Responsible for washing tablecloths used for big events in the auditorium and stocking in the auditorium storeroom

  • Responsible for snow removal from the temple entrance, side walks and spreading salt

  • Responsible for maintaining the temple guest house clean and in order

  • Provide help in cleaning temple upstairs if required

  • Responsible for maintaining temple rest rooms clean. Refills toilet papers, napkins, soap solution etc as needed

  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining Gundicha mandir an extension to the temple

Job Qualifications:

  • Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is usually required for a temple custodian position. 

  • Experience: Experience working in a temple or religious institution would be helpful

  • Physical fitness: The custodian should be physically fit and able to perform tasks such as cleaning, landscaping, and moving heavy objects.

  • Communication skills: The custodian should be able to communicate effectively with visitors, volunteers, and other staff members, and should be able to provide guidance and assistance as needed.

  • Cultural understanding: The custodian should have a deep understanding of Hindu customs and traditions and should be able to ensure that the temple premises are maintained in a way that is appropriate for religious activities and events.

  • Organization skills: The custodian should be well-organized and able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.

  • Ability to work independently: The custodian should be able to work independently and make decisions on their own, while also being able to collaborate effectively with other staff members and volunteers.

  • Eligibility: The applicant should have the legal status to work in USA.

  • Salary and Benefits: As per HSMN norms.

About the Company

The Hindu Society of Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and practicing the Hindu faith and culture in the state of Minnesota. Established in over 20 years ago, our organization serves as a vibrant spiritual, cultural, and social hub for the Hindu community.

Our mission is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds to come together, celebrate Hindu festivals, participate in religious and cultural activities, and connect with fellow community members. We strive to promote the values of peace, love, compassion, tolerance, and respect that are inherent in Hindu teachings, and to foster a sense of unity and belonging among our members.

At the Hindu Society of Minnesota, we offer a wide range of programs and services, including religious ceremonies, cultural events, educational workshops, and community outreach initiatives. Our state-of-the-art temple, located in Maple Grove-MN, serves as a sacred place of worship, meditation, and reflection for devotees of all ages. We also provide resources and support for individuals and families seeking to learn about Hinduism, engage in spiritual practices, and strengthen their cultural identity.

Our organization is driven by a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff, who work tirelessly to ensure the smooth functioning of our temple and the success of our programs. We are proud to be an integral part of the rich cultural fabric of Minnesota, and to contribute to the diversity and vibrancy of our local community.

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