Job Posting: BSW/Caretaker

By Erin Jeffery In Job Postings March 7, 2022

Organization Description

Massey Theatre Society was established in 1983 as a venue based arts organization. The Society  operates two theatres and a 35,000 square foot arts complex formerly components of New Westminster Secondary School. The historic Massey Theatre (est. 1949) is a 1,260 seat proscenium theatre within the complex at the corner of Eighth and Eighth in uptown New Westminster.

POSITION TITLE: Massey Theatre Society BSW /  Caretaker

General Description:

The BSW / Caretaker is responsible for providing a safe, clean environment for facility users, staff and the public. The position participates in the day-to-day operation of the facility with responsibility for the cleanliness, tidiness, and first impression readiness of the facility. Flexible hours will be required with some seasonal variation guaranteeing between twenty four to thirty hours per week year round.

Reports to: Directly: Operational and Administrative Director

Required Education, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Current WHMIS certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the cleaning industry including current practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building maintenance procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cleaning processes, products and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in basic maintenance and tools required.
  • Minimum one year’s experience in similar work.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to display a positive work attitude and contribute ideas in the areas of their work.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with facility users and the public.
  • Ability to execute written and oral instructions sufficient for the safe, competent use of caretaking supplies, operation of equipment and the execution of caretaking procedures.
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance functions effectively.
  • Ability to do medium to heavy lifting.
  • Ability to plan and expedite the cleaning program as it pertains to the facility.

Supervision of Staff:

There is no direct supervision of staff within the scope of this position, however, the BSW/Caretaker will liaise with contracted or auxiliary support personnel.


Without restricting the generality of the general description above, the BSW/Caretaker shall perform such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned including but not restricted to the following:

  1. Be willing to engage in lifelong learning with respect to training and courses of study.
  2. Conduct oneself in a manner appropriate to a public facility that provides services to all ages and cultural groups.
  3. Deal tactfully with all users, staff and the public.
  4. Be knowledgeable and supportive of applicable employer policies and procedures.
  5. Schedule work and monitor activities and productivity in collaboration with their supervisor.
  6. Perform a daily inspection of the facility and grounds.
  7. Practice safe work habits at all times.
  8. Maintain a daily log book of cleaning, restocking of supplies, disposal of items, extraordinary items or incidents, and minor repairs.
  9. Be listed on the Alarm call list

Day to day Duties:

  1. Sweep and dry mop floors daily or more often if required.
  2. Dust and polish when necessary.
  3. Clean and disinfect washrooms and washroom facilities daily or more often if required.
  4. Empty wastebaskets and dispose of garbage daily and replace liners.
  5. Wash walls, windows, doors, and desks as required.
  6. Clean chalkboards/whiteboards and ledges.
  7. Vacuum carpet on regular basis; shampoo as scheduled or required.
  8. Change lightbulbs as required.
  9. Clean ceiling diffusers and light fixtures.
  10. Report maintenance problems Supervisor using the prescribed form(s) or by call-in if emergency.
  11. Report minor maintenance and repair duties as required and remedy them if action is within the scope of their abilities.
  12. Maintain supply inventory.
  13. Monitor, report on and participate in pre event grounds maintenance (i.e. snow removal, litter pickup, grass cutting).
  14. Lock and secure facility.
  15. Be cognizant of the need to be proactive in the area of energy management (i.e. turning off lights when not required).
  16. Facilitate scheduled external works pertaining to the performance of facility maintenance projects.

Judgement, Confidentiality:

  • Confidentiality is required in all things

At no time should personnel discuss in public information pertaining to the operations, personnel matters or user details. A BSW/Caretaker is expected to respect the confidential nature of the position by avoiding discussion about any topics that are not formally communicated to the public by the administration. Breaching confidentiality is a serious violation of acceptable conduct.

Working Jointly with Other Staff on Common Assignments or Tasks

This position involves working jointly with other support staff, and the leadership team on events, projects and tasks in a dynamic and varied programming environment.

Responsibility for Quality of Assigned Work:

The employee is under routine supervision and is responsible for the quality of the assigned work. The health and safety of other employees and the users of the facility are dependent on the quality of the work. The “first impression” image of the organization is dependent upon the quality of the work.

REMUNERATION- $22/hr for an average 24 to 30 hour work week. An averaging agreement will be put in place – plus a comprehensive benefits package

  • Six month probationary period
  • Benefits – Extended Health, Dental, LTD, Life Insurance, Matching 3% RRSP contribution
  • Vacation – starting with 3 weeks, after 5 years 4 weeks



Eighth and Eight / Massey Theatre Society exists and operates on the unceded traditional territories of Hul’qumi’num speaking Coast Salish peoples of Qayqayt, Musqueam, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem and Katzie. We are committed to providing access to the space to those peoples and to contributing to their efforts toward cultural resurgence through our work. Consultation and direct employment of Indigenous people is a priority in these and other efforts. The Society is influenced by, and of service to, a broad range of communities, world views, ways of working and lived experiences. With conscious intention we are seeking a candidate whose identity may not have been equitably included in our organization, or the professional artistic sector historically. We encourage applicants to articulate their personal connections and perspectives, in relation to systemic barriers, so that we may advance creating a more equitable and inclusive workplace.


Applicants are required to submit a resume and a maximum one page letter expressing their interest. Candidates should describe their related skills, experience and special qualities and characteristics that will add to the employer’s understanding of their qualifications. References may be submitted at the time of application, or it is acceptable that they be added upon request.

Operational and Administrative Director –Minna Nikula, and associates will identify candidates to be interviewed.

We will endeavour to complete shortly thereafter. The position will start as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 at midnight

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