Carpet Care Specialist
Full-Time Carpet Care Specialist at Minnesota Children's Museum
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Custodial, Hospitality
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $20.00
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: High School
Criminal Background: Case-by-Case Review

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is integral to fulfilling our mission. As a community resource for thousands of families, Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover.

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform thorough and efficient cleaning of carpets in all spaces of the Museum settings. Inspect carpets for stains, dirt, and other issues and determine appropriate cleaning methods and solutions. Operate carpet cleaning equipment, including steam cleaners, extractors, and vacuum cleaners, in a safe and effective manner. Pre-treat and spot-treat carpet stains using appropriate cleaning agents and techniques. Employ proper carpet cleaning techniques, such as shampooing, power scrubbing, hot water extraction, dry cleaning, or encapsulation, depending on the carpet type and condition. Ensure carpets are thoroughly cleaned and dried to prevent mold or mildew growth. Adhere to health and safety guidelines, including proper handling and disposal of cleaning solutions and waste materials. Keep abreast of industry trends, new cleaning techniques, and equipment advancements to enhance skills and knowledge. Uphold high standards of customer service by addressing visitor concerns, answering questions, and providing recommendations for carpet maintenance and care. General daily cleaning duties as scheduled and assigned like vacuuming, dusting, mopping, restroom cleaning and restocking, polishing chrome, glass and miscellaneous surfaces, general disinfecting of Museum surfaces and props. Trash removal and general litter pick-up. Assisting in daily oversight of Custodian Services staff when Facilities Operation Coordinator, Lead or Maintenance Leadership is not available.

PAY: $20.00 per hour

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday; 40 hours per week

AVAILABLE BENEFITS Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) for Health Insurance Employer paid: Basic Life Insurance, Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability Dental and Vision Insurance 403B and Roth Retirement savings plans with employer match Pre-tax options for: health spending, dependent care, and transportation<br> Free family admission to museum

ABOUT MCM Located in downtown St. Paul, MN. MCM employs 55 full-time and 55 part-time employees and engages variety of volunteers and interns. At MCM, our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve, and Strive.

We are dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly.

MCM'S COVID SAFE PLAN: The Minnesota Children’s Museum is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees and volunteers. We have developed the SAFE Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every leader, manager, employee and volunteer are responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplace, and that requires full cooperation.

The museum believes COVID vaccinations are a vital tool in protecting yourself and others. We do not mandate a vaccination at this time and encourage our staff to take preventative steps to slow the spread of COVID by staying home when you are sick, test

Minnesota Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse work environment.


This position is responsible for the daily carpet cleaning of all surfaces of the museum, administrative offices, and all public spaces in accordance with the established standards to provide an impeccably clean and safe environment for all visitors and staff. This position supports general maintenance activities inside and outside the building.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent. Proven experience as a Carpet Cleaning Specialist or similar role. Physical stamina and ability to lift 75 lbs. and move heavy equipment. In-depth knowledge of different carpet types, materials, and cleaning techniques. Familiarity with various carpet cleaning equipment and tools. Strong attention to detail and ability to identify and address stains and problem areas effectively. Knowledge of health and safety regulations related to carpet cleaning.

IDEAL CANDIDATE Positive attitude; Comfort in working around families and children. Knowledge of proper safe handling of cleaning chemicals. Skill in basic custodial techniques, including mopping, dusting, carpet cleaning etc. Knowledge of cleaning methods and materials. Strong skill at working with and in operational teams Ability to work with a service-oriented, pleasant demeanor. Attention to detail. Basic understanding and ability to communicate in English.

Minnesota Children's Museum

Contact: Dayana Lopez-Martinez
10 W 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 5510 2
Transit: On the Green Line