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Kitchen and Custodial Assistant

La Scuola International School seeks an experienced Kitchen and Custodial Assistant for our Mission Campus.

La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP School and the first Reggio - IB Italian Immersion program in the world. We are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Program as MYP candidate school. La Scuola, founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, has grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of over 240 families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).

La Scuola International School runs three campuses with a total of 300 students from PreK to 8th grade; we currently manage four buildings and we just started the long term project of renovation/construction of our future permanent K8 campus.


Overall Description and Responsibilities

The Kitchen and Custodial 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, bathroom and common areas cleaning and maintenance

 lunch set-up and service, kitchen cleaning

 events management

 The Kitchen and Custodial Assistant serves delivered meals to 50 children+10 staff members and prepare refreshments and snacks for special events. He/She daily cleans lunch room and kitchen, load and unload dishwasher and maintain cabinets and countertop areas cleaned and organized.

 The Kitchen and Custodial Assistant performs daily routine cleaning tasks (sweeping, mopping, emptying trash cans, cleaning adults and kids bathrooms) and replenish stock supplies in bathrooms and classrooms to keep the building and the grounds looking clean and tidy. He/she ensure common areas are clean, organized and clear from any hazards and may assist school staff in handling deliveries and moving heavy items.

 The Kitchen and Custodial Assistant arranges use of buildings and facilities for routine set ups and break downs during recurrent and/or special events. This might include setting-up refreshments and helping school staff in closing/locking the building.

 The Kitchen and Custodial Assistant takes care of order, receive, stock and inventory food and kitchen and janitorial supplies.

 The Kitchen and Custodial 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 Kitchen and Custodial 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 Kitchen and Custodial 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.


Working Conditions and Environment

 The Kitchen and Custodial Assistant is primarily scheduled for a 30-hour work-week, Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 2:00, but can change up to 40-hour work-week from 7:30 to 4:00 depending on campus assignment and the needs of La Scuola

 He/she works under the direction of the Facilities Manager.

 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 can be either our PreK campus at 728 20th Street or our K-8 campus at 735 Fell Street, depending on facilities needs and at La Scuola’s discretion. 

 The Kitchen and Custodial 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.

 Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


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

Pay will be depend on qualifications and experience.

To be considered for the position, please send a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references to


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, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, 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.