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OrganizationLive Arts, Inc.
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineMarch 30, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$14-16/hour, based on experience.


Live Arts is seeking a contract janitor to take care of our four-story theater building and carry out cleaning and maintenance duties. Those duties include cleaning floors, sanitizing restroom facilities, and collecting trash to ensure that the building’s three nonprofit tenants have a clean, inviting space to work. Hours vary based on activity in the building, estimated at 12-15/week.

To apply, please send an email expressing interest and qualifications to ​

Live Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Duties

Clean/disinfect bathrooms
Empty trash
Replace/Refill paper towels, soap, and toilet paper

Vacuum office/3rd floor lobby
Wipe down high touch services on each floor
Wipe down kitchen
Sweep/mop lobbies on every floor, especially after events
Check supplies to be reordered
Sweep sidewalk outside building
Sweep/mop Conover Studio
Sweep/mop stairs, especially after events

Wipe down ledge under big red curtain in lobbies over staircases
Steam clean carpet in 3rd floor

Skills Required

Commercial cleaning and sanitizing skills

Knowledge of safe use of cleaning products and solvents

Organizational and time-management skills

Work Schedule

Five days a week, including weekends when shows are in production. Schedule is flexible.

Additional Info

Powered by almost 1,200 volunteers, Live Arts is a national model for engaged community theater. For more than three decades, we’ve dedicated ourselves to the mission of “forging theater and community” in downtown Charlottesville. Our engagement in local communities runs deep, and we happily attract participants and audiences from across Central Virginia. We’re known for exceptionally high caliber productions that reflect the remarkable talent of our volunteer actors, designers, and production teams. We’re also known for our provocative programming that makes us unique among community theaters.

We are the anchor tenant in a custom-built, four-story performance space in the heart of downtown. The building is shared with two other respected arts organizations and owned by a separate nonprofit, Charlottesville Contemporary Arts, Inc. (CCA)

Live Arts is a hub for creativity, theater education, and community connection. Each year, we present a compelling season of plays and musicals. Since 2023, we have presented an ambitious, multi-week festival of new works that attracts playwrights from across North America. We welcome students of all ages to our year-round classes and workshops, offer teen and young adult playwriting programs, and run award-winning youth summer camps that introduce young artists to all aspects of theater.

We support the development of local works and provide resources for volunteer-led groups including the Playwrights’ Lab, Readers’ Circle, Costume Guild, and Scenic Tech Guild. And for more than 25 years, we have provided tech support to high school and college theater groups performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

We aspire to be “a welcoming home for all stories and storytellers.” Our work is guided by six core values and beliefs:

Community—We believe in forging community connections by engaging people in the creation of locally produced, volunteer-powered theater.
Creativity—We believe in the power and beauty of creative expression in all its forms.
Equity—We believe that advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is essential to the creation of relevant theater. We believe in treating every person with respect.
Social Change—We believe in theater as a platform for social change and a way to explore the pressing issues of our time.
Learning—We believe in the joy of learning, personal growth, and the value of education at every stage of life.
Artistic Courage—We believe in artistic excellence, pushing boundaries, and taking risks in all aspects of our work.

It takes more than $1.1 million annually to fund this remarkable nonprofit theater. In a typical year, half of our income comes from ticket sales, education fees, rentals, and concessions. Grants, sponsorships, and philanthropic gifts make up the other half.