University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs at UW

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Custodial Positions

This page has information on custodial positions at UW Athletics, Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M), Wisconsin Union, and University Health Services (UHS). More custodial positions can be found at UW Housing.

How to Apply

You must complete a paper application. Print an application below or pick up an application from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Office of Human Resources:

Office of Human Resources
21 N. Park Street, Suite 5101
Madison, WI 53715-1218

You can mail or drop off the completed application in person at this same address, or you can scan the paper application and email it to We will send you an email or letter in the mail to tell you that we received your application.

There is no deadline date to apply. Your application will expire after 6 months. After 6 months, you must apply again.

Rate of Pay

Minimum $12.85/hour.


Full-time and part-time positions are available in 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Rotating schedules, weekends and holidays may be available.

Job Duties may include

  • Sweeping
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping
  • Washing windows and walls
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, showers and locker rooms
  • Cleaning kitchen and concession areas
  • Collecting and emptying trash and recycled materials
  • Resupplying soap, paper towels, toilet paper and other supplies
  • Doing special projects
  • Setting up meeting rooms and catering events
  • Removing snow
  • Other general and seasonal tasks

Work Settings may include

  • Office buildings
  • Classrooms
  • Dining facilities
  • Athletic facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Student center buildings
  • Other locations

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to repeatedly push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, and climb ladders
  • Ability to remember and complete multiple tasks
  • Ability to operate industrial cleaning equipment such as vacuum cleaners, carpet extractors, and electric floor buffers
  • Ability to use cleaning chemicals properly
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for up to 8 hours

Special Qualifications

  • Some positions require a valid driver’s license which meets UW Risk Management Standards.
  • Some positions require the ability to communicate in English orally or both orally and in writing.
  • A criminal background check will be conducted on job finalists before employment is offered.


For disability accommodations please contact the Office for Equity and Diversity.

If you have questions please contact the Office of Human Resources at 608-265-2257 or Please call Cultural Linguistic Services if you need assistance in Spanish (Español 608-265-1489 o 608-265-0838), Hmong (Hmoob 608-263-2217), Tibetan (བོད་ཡིག 608-890-2545) or Chinese (汉语608-890-2628).

Español / Spanish
Si tiene preguntas por favor póngase en contacto con la Oficina de Recursos Humanos llamando al 608-265-2257 o mande un correo electrónico a: Si necesita ayuda en español llame a Servicios Lingüísticos y Culturales al teléfono 608-265-1489 o al 608-265-0838.

Hmoob / Hmong
Yog koj muaj lus nug thov hu rau Office of Human Resources 608-265-2257 los Yog koj xav tau kev pab rau lus Hmoob, thov hu rau Cultural Linguistic Services 608-263-2217.

བོད་ཡིག / Tibetan
དྲི་བ་ཡོད ་ཚེ། ལས་བྱེད་བདག་གཉེར་ཡིག་ཚང་ལ་ཁ་པར་ ༦༠༨ ༢༦༥ ༢༢༥༧ དང་ཡང་ན་གློག་འཕྲིན་ ཐོག་འབྲེལ་བ་གནང་རོགས། གལ་སྲིད་ཁྱེད་ལ་བོད་སྐད་ཀྱི་སྐད་སྒྱུར་རོགས་རམ་དགོས་ཚེ། རིག་གཞུང་སྐད་ཡིག་ཞབས་ཞུ་ཁང་གི་ཁ་པར་ ༦༠༨ ༨༩༠ ༢༥༤༥ ལ་འབྲེལ་བ་ གནང་རོགས་ཞུ།།

中文 / Chinese
如果您有问题,请联系人力资源办公室(608-265-2257 或。如果您需要汉语服务,请联系文化语言服务中心,电话 608-890-2628。