Janitorial Assistant

Title:  Janitorial Assistant

Employment Status:  NON-EXEMPT (eligible for overtime) – this position is essential and may be required to work during an emergency closing

Salary: $20 per hour

Supervisor Title: Associate Director/Director, Facilities

Date Revised:  June 2022

 Summary of Position:

Cleaning and housekeeping duties to include but not limited to vacuuming / mopping, waste removal, dusting, and re-stocking of paper and chemical products are essentials of the position. Event support duties to include but not limited to care of linens, dishes and flatware, table and equipment set up and breakdown, and preparation of and set up of drinks, foods and general banquet support as needed. Must have flexibility at shift’s end based on event demands. Lastly, safety and security duties include securing exterior doors and windows and critical offices while performing janitorial and event duties, and reporting any/all safety and maintenance issues at the conclusion of the shift.

This position is located in Washington D.C. and Meridian requires MD, DC, or VA residence for all employees. Effective January 4, 2022, all Meridian staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved.

This position will work 2:00pm – 10:45pm. Flexibility of start time is possible, but must have flexibility for end time based on organizational needs.


  • 3-5 years of general janitorial experience; experience in event centers or historic buildings is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a flexible, team environment
  • Must be able to climb stairs, lift and carry equipment up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to navigate historic building crawlspaces, attics, roofs, and basements
  • Must be able to move tables, chairs, carpets and other furniture and equipment
  • English verbal and written proficiency strongly desired
  • Proficiency with smartphones required
  • Strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world

Employer’s Statement

Meridian is committed to creating a diverse environment. We believe in empowering global leaders and amplifying voices of a wide variety of backgrounds to create pathways for greater understanding, shared value and respect for all cultures as connecting people has been our foundation for over 60 years. If you share our values and enthusiasm to promote non-partisan collaboration to address global challenges and opportunities, you can find a home at Meridian.

As an equal opportunity employer, Meridian promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, family responsibilities, marital, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be offered and maintained to all persons at every stage and condition of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

How to Apply 

Qualified candidates should apply in person at 1629 Belmont Street NW, between the hours of 7am and 5 pm. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.