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Pittock Mansion Seeks P/T Custodial Coordinator

October 20, 2014

Pittock Mansion seeks an experienced  custodial coordinator to coordinate the maintenance of the 1914 historic Mansion and outbuildings and performing custodial services. This includes daily cleaning, maintenance, maintaining inventory of necessary supplies, assisting with MSDS/PPE/HAZMAT programs, PPE and Safety Procedures & training, and maintaining Material Safety Data Sheets (“MSDS”) & books and maintenance and deep cleaning during the January close period in coordination with the Curator and in partnership with Portland Parks and Rec. This position is .6 FTE at 24 hours per week (4 days).  Email resume and cover letter to  or fax to 503.823.3626.  Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

Position: Custodial Coordinator

The Custodial Coordinator coordinates the maintenance of the Mansion and outbuildings and performs custodial services. 

Reports to: Manager of Administration 

Responsibilities include:

  • General coordination of the interior maintenance of the Mansion, Gate Lodge, Ticketing Bay and Store with Curator & Manager of Administration.
  • Maintain inventory of necessary supplies, including contacting suppliers and coordinating with supervisor prior to ordering.
  • Work with supervisor as needed to update checklist of routine daily/weekly custodial duties.
  • Follow maintenance schedule and work with supervisor to update as needed.
  • Ensure all maintenance logs/records are kept.
  • Perform day-to-day cleaning in the Mansion, Store, Admissions Bay, Gate Lodge and public restrooms, including floor care, window care, vacuuming, dusting and emptying trash.
  • Ensure cleaning equipment is maintained and repaired as needed.
  • Inspect buildings for cleanliness, completed work and needed repairs.
  • Assist with MSDS/PPE/HAZMAT programs, PPE and Safety Procedures & training, and maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (“MSDS”) & books.
  • Follow sound safety practices.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of furnace room, supplies storage, tools & equipment.
  • Assure Recycling is maintained & out on time for pick-up.
  • Perform January close period maintenance and deep cleaning.
  • Prepare for and assist with Holiday decoration as directed.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned


Skills required:

  • 3-5 years custodial experience, preferably in a historic building/setting.
  • Awareness of the need to maintain buildings in keeping with their historic integrity, while at the same time prolonging building longevity.
  • Advanced knowledge of cleaning techniques, procedures, materials and equipment, including.maintaining wood, marble and marmoleum flooring.
  • Ability to perform duties in a safe manner.
  • Ability to operate a buffer, as well as other power and hand tools as needed.
  • Ability to operate & maintain all departmental equipment in a historic building environment.
  • Physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform job tasks.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb stairs often, safely use ladders up to 32’ high, and operate 1914 residential elevator.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and written, in a positive & courteous manner with public, Portland Parks employees, Pittock employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility, professionalism and a positive attitude.
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • Must pass background check.

40 Facts About Pittock Mansion Featured on

July 23, 2014

Thanks to OPB and John Rosman for highlighting 40 fascinating facts about Pittock Mansion in less than two minutes in this video and online slide show:



Georgiana Pittock Rose Planting with Portland’s Royal Rosarians

April 16, 2014

Pittock Mansion welcomed the Royal Rosarians on April 15 for the official planting of the Georgiana Pittock Centennial Rose. See the planting ceremony and interviews with Pittock Mansion Executive Director Marta Bones and Pittock Mansion Board Member Shirley Edwards on Portland’s #1 garden show, Garden Time, at 8:30am on KOIN – 6 on April 26.

February 10, 2014

Pittock Mansion celebrates its first 100 years in 2014. Thank you to the following sponsors, donors, and partners who are helping to make Pittock Mansion’s Centennial celebrations possible:

ESCO Foundation
Hoffman Construction Company
Miller Nash LLP
Oregonian Media Group
The Standard
U. S. Bank
R. H. Parker/United Foundation

Pittock Mansion Terrace Restoration Project Featured on KGW

June 21, 2013

Thanks to KGW for their excellent news coverage about Pittock Mansion’s terrace restoration project and upcoming Centennial.

After successful fundraising efforts, the $1.13 million needed to restore the Mansion’s terraces is now secured, and repairs to all four terraces are expected to be completed by October of 2013, in time to begin celebrations that will mark Pittock Mansion’s Centennial in 2014. The Mansion is open for visitors during construction.

Restoring the terraces is part of the City’s and the Society’s ongoing efforts to sustain the Mansion so that it will contiue to enrich and inform the lives of a new century of Portland residents and visitors. The Mansion’s Centennial is an unprecedent opportunity to celebrate its history and plan its future.

See the news story here:




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