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#1415-1015 CUSTODIAL MANAGER, Full-time/Exempt.

The Custodial Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing of all daily activities related to the custodial functions of the Science Museum of Minnesota, including basic custodial operations, Project No Waste management, tracking and training, recommend and/or purchase of supplies and equipment, trash and recycling services within the facility, and management of human resources. This position is required to negotiate and manage various custodial projects necessary within the daily operation. He or she shall be responsible to the Director of Facilities and will assist with various administrative and management duties.

Ability to plan, coordinate, analyze, execute and document specific administrative and management functions related to department; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies; accomplished written and oral communication skills; demonstrated computer skills to include MS Office Suite and proprietary data bases. Requires moderate to extensive degree of physical stamina and frequent lifting up to 35 lbs. and occasional lifting up to 80 lbs; ability to work primarily in a standing position for prolonged periods as well as work from aerial lifts at heights to 90 feet, climb and work from ladders; work in various exterior climate conditions.

AA Degree

7 years supervisory experience in commercial cleaning with a minimum of 3 years experience with commercial cleaning machines and equipment, as well as experience working within ISSA or APPA standards.

Hours of work:
Varies to include various work shifts of staff that will be managed.

Pay Rate: Depends on Qualifications.
Application Deadline: November 5, 2014.



The St. Croix Watershed Research Station (SCWRS) of the Science Museum of Minnesota has an opening for Assistant Scientist, a research-based position with specialization in paleolimnology, diatom analysis, limnology, environmental geochemistry, and numerical analysis of environmental data related to ecological stressors including climate change. The SCWRS research program emphasizes aquatic-based studies involving land-water interactions, biogeochemistry, hydrology, restoration ecology, and aquatic biology. Relevant issues include eutrophication, toxic pollutants, climate change, erosion and sedimentation, and biodiversity.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on lakes, rivers, and wetlands related to ecological stressors such as agricultural land-use, urban and industrial pollution, and global climate change.
  • Write or contribute to the writing of reports and technical papers on research results for funding agencies and publication in scientific journals.
  • Assist in the development of strategies and proposals to fund specific research projects, training programs, outreach, and general operations of the SCWRS.
  • Maintain an effective program of communication with the scientific and lay community and provide advice in areas of expertise to agency partners and Science Museum personnel involved in program/exhibit development.


  • Ph.D. degree in the aquatic sciences (fields including biology, geology, chemistry, environmental engineering); postdoctoral or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Specialized training and experience with multivariate statistical methods and numerical analysis of environmental data.
  • A strong publication record in the peer-reviewed literature as well as an interest and ability to communicate science to professional and lay audiences.
  • Track record of working creatively and productively with other scientists, policy makers, and environmental stake-holders.
  • Physical strength and stamina to conduct field work in difficult terrain and under adverse weather conditions.

Pay Rate: Depends on Qualifications.
Application Deadline: November 5, 2014.