Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences-Custodian


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a dependable individual to join the facilities department as a full-time, year-round Custodian at the lab in East Boothbay, Maine. The Custodian will clean the laboratories, offices, residence space, and common areas, as well as assist with other facilities projects when needed. This position comes with flexible hours; some evening and weekend work will be required with advance notice. The salary band is $16-$22/hour, and Bigelow offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement contribution, paid time off, and professional development.


  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Aptitude to operate mechanical cleaning equipment
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Be comfortable with basic computer operations
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the team


Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references to our online application portal, or hard copy application materials can be dropped off or mailed to our main office to the attention of Chief of Staff Valerie Young. Review of applications will begin immediately with the successful candidate to begin as soon as possible, and the position will remain open until filled.

Individuals seeking more information about this position or needing to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or (207) 315-2567, ext. 107.

Working at Bigelow Laboratory

Bigelow Laboratory is an inclusive community of scientists from around the world that welcomes and supports diverse opinions and cultures. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences strives to maintain an environment that allows our employees to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others. We believe there is power in embracing the full diversity of humanity to advance science and are committed to supporting each other as individuals worthy of respect. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.