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Housekeeper (part-time)

The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a part –time candidate to work a flexible schedule up to 25 hrs/wk with the possibility of up to 40 hrs/wk in season. Some weekend days required. Occasional special events may require work outside of this time frame.

Job Responsibilities

 Follow an established schedule to ensure that primary cleaning duties are completed in time for the property to open to the public.
 Daily operation of the alarm system and lights in preparation for site open and close to the public.
 Daily glass cleaning and removal of dust on floors, surfaces and furniture.
 Careful movement of furniture or other historic artifacts when directed and under the supervision of Site Supervisor.
 Periodic cleaning/buffing floors, may involve use of wax or other chemical compounds, as directed.
 Opening and closing of windows, as directed and replacement of light bulbs.
 Collect trash, vacuum as necessary, clean, and monitor and restock bathrooms.
 Sweep and removal of trash, leaves, and snow from interior and exterior walkways and entrances, may require use of blowing machine for leaf and /or snow removal.
 May be asked to check conditions of grounds of assigned property and set up and dismantle traffic ropes and signage.
 Perform other related duties as required or directed.

Required Qualifications

 High School Diploma or equivalent with previous housekeeping experience preferred.
 Strong self-starter with the ability to work independently, multi-task, and establish priorities.
 Work from verbal and written instructions, able to read and comprehend simple instructions.
 Good communication skills and ability to maintain flexible behavior.
 Follow prescribed safety and health rules, regulations and practices.
 Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Please email a cover letter and resume with contact information for professional references to humanresources@newportmansions.org , or mail to 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. View our website at www.newportmansions to view open positions and submit application online.