Maintenance Porter

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Seattle, WA

Job Title: Maintenance Porter

Location: Cornish Commons – Cornish College of the Arts

Salary Range: $20.00 to $22.00 Hourly


COCM provides facility and operations management to the Cornish Commons residence hall on the campus of Cornish College of the Arts, serving students from Cornish and other Seattle institutions. We are looking for an exceptional team member to join our community.   

This entry level position is responsible for daily Furniture set-up, recycle & trash duties, vacuuming, cleaning, light grounds duty, light bulb changes & miscellaneous preventive maintenance and work requests for a 20-story, 156,000 sq. ft, 432-bed residential facility. Primary responsibility will be for residential floors and common areas. The Building Porter reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.  

General Responsibilities Under Supervision of Maintenance Supervisor

  • Daily Furniture set-up/reset in common areas  
  • Recycle bins emptied  
  • Trash compactor cleaned  
  • Light grounds duty  
  • Light bulb changes  
  • Carpet & upholstery cleaning  
  • Perform standard, preventative maintenance request  

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:   

  • high school diploma or general education degree (GED)  
  • demonstrate proficiency in verbal communication  
  • possess strong customer service skills.  
  • ability to life 50 lbs  
  • be open to flexible scheduling and overtime  
  • authorized to work in the United States  


This position has a pay rate of $20-$22 per hour and is a 40-hour a week position and is eligible for overtime and yearly bonus. COCM offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, paid leave, and 401K plans as well as professional development funding.  

Other Information

All applicants must complete an application through our online portal: Maintenance Porter Application You will need to submit a resume and three references as part of the application. All questions should be addressed to Emily Eskridge-June, Assistant Director of Operations (   

All candidates must successfully pass a background check and drug screening prior to an offer of employment.