Have you ever stopped to think about what it takes to keep a vibrant cultural hub like the Hult Center running smoothly? It’s not just about the dazzling performances and artistry on display; it’s also about the dedicated custodial team working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that everything is clean, safe, and ready for everyone to enjoy. In this blog, we’d like to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the Hult Center – the custodial team.
Behind the Scenes Numbers – In just a six-month period, the custodial team goes through an astonishing number of supplies:
- 12,320 rolls of toilet paper
- 1,002 hand towels
- 236 bottles of hand soap (each containing 1500 ml)
These numbers may seem staggering, but they are a testament to the bustling activity at the Hult Center, which welcomes artists, staff, and patrons day in and day out.
The Dedicated Team – The custodial team at the Hult Center is comprised of five full-time employees and three temporary employees. They are not your typical janitorial crew; they are a dynamic and versatile group. While their primary focus is maintaining cleanliness and safety, their responsibilities extend far beyond that.
A Jack-of-All-Trades Team – This remarkable team doesn’t just clean; they also take on various other roles. Some of their additional tasks include:
• Chair repair
• Wall hole repair
• Setting up and tearing down Holiday lights
• Pressure washing
• Snow removal
• Carpet replacement and installation
Their ability to tackle such a diverse range of tasks makes them an integral part of the Hult Center’s success.
Proud to Serve – Supervising this exceptional team is a matter of pride for their leader. They take pride in their work, and it’s evident in the results.
Here are some personal statements from the custodial team members:
- Annie B.: “I like working at the Hult Center! It gives me the opportunity to be on my own, and I enjoy the staff and my team.”
- Joanna I.: “I enjoy the COE and the Hult Center. It is my second home, a place where the community comes together to enjoy the Arts. I have learned so many things, and I am proud to be a part of it.”
- Lorrie A.: “I like seeing how the building comes alive when shows are happening. I enjoy my co-workers; I take pride in how, as a team, we keep the Hult Center the best it can be.”
- Chris P.: “I genuinely enjoy working at the Hult Center because I have the opportunity to learn how to repair, maintain, and clean a unique building that also provides an important space and platform for the performing arts community.”
- Athena S.: “I feel a sense of accomplishment and joy. I get joy from working with compassionate & professional team members.”
- Josh N.: “The Hult Center allows me to use resourcefulness, collaboration, and hard work to provide a meaningful service to the community.”
- Chance W.: “I enjoy doing my part to be able to provide a service to the community and allow everyone to take pride in a local staple of the Arts.”
- Eddy P. “I like working at the Hult Center because we are an awesome team and feel like family.”
The custodial team at the Hult Center is more than just a group of employees; they are a family, a vital force that ensures the Hult Center continues to shine as a cultural beacon in the community. Next time you visit this remarkable venue, take a moment to appreciate the dedication and hard work of these unsung heroes. They are the ones who make the magic happen behind the scenes, allowing everyone to have an unforgettable experience at the Hult Center.