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Position Detail - Housekeeper


Apply now Job no: 493708
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Service/ Maintenance/ Facilities

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 40   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: The shift is typically 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and includes one weekend day. Occasional evening, holiday and overtime assignments may be required. 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Facilities Management department supports the administration, faculty, staff, and students in the quality planning and development of facilities projects that support our mission. Our talented team of approximately 140 Full-Time employees/ FTEs (Cleaning, Mechanical Trades, Central Heating Plant, Grounds, Carpentry, Stockroom, EH&S, Fleet Services, and Mail Services & Duplication) are responsible for more than 2,000,000 square feet (SF) of property in over 60+ major buildings and for maintaining more than 300 acres.

This position is responsible for the cleanliness of all the residential halls, offices within the residential halls, and cultural centers.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • General cleaning tasks in campus buildings
  • Sweeping, vacuuming, and washing floors
  • Emptying waste receptacles
  • Cleaning and disinfecting bathroom toilets, showers, countertops, mirrors, sinks and high-touch surfaces
  • Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures
  • Communicate building and safety concerns, report the need for repair or services
  • Additional duties related to Commencement, Reunion, Events, and Summer Conferences as assigned


•High school diploma or equivalent
•Must be able to adhere to a detailed cleaning program
•Must be willing to work some weekends and holidays
•Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
•A willingness to perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous cleaning experience. Final decision made by hiring manager.


Compliance Requirements: 

Physical Demands: 

•Balancing, carrying, pulling/pushing, grasping, repetitive movement, standing, bending, reaching, sitting, twisting and lifting.
• Ability to physically perform manual tasks, climb stairs, lift, climb ladders, and bend.
•Ability to lift (30) pounds unassisted, stoop, or stand for prolonged periods.

Working Conditions: 

•Employee handles a range of hazardous materials, including cleaning chemicals and supplies.
•May have contact with chemicals and fumes, wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and extreme weather related to heat or cold.
•Noise level in some work environments can occasionally be loud.

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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