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JOB OPENING: Housekeeper

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts invites applications for a Housekeeper.

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts is a nonprofit school of arts and crafts founded in 2004 by local artists and community members. Our 2.5-acre historic campus at 18 Shake Rag St. in Mineral Point is a national destination for participants of adult workshops, summer youth programs and a variety of special events. In addition, we offer on-site lodging and custom facility rentals for meetings, events, and celebrations. For more information about our programs in the historic heart of Mineral Point, see www.ShakeRagAlley.com.


Position Title: Housekeeper

Status: Part-time 10-20 hours/week as needed 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, the Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining clean and orderly guest rooms and common areas; providing excellent customer service to Shake Rag Alley guests; and performing maintenance tasks as needed in support of buildings and grounds. The position requires a flexible schedule especially from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and weekends dependent upon the season.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cleans guest bedrooms and bathrooms, launders bed and bath linens, and prepares rooms for guests according to the guest lodging calendar at the three Coach House guest rooms and Roland’s Loft and The Tuckpoint apartments at The Sardeson.
  • On a daily basis safely performs tasks as outlined in housekeeping checklists and /or performs tasks as directed. Typical tasks include but are not limited to:
    • cleaning public restrooms, common areas, hallways, and office. 
    • doing guest dishes, emptying wastebaskets and transporting trash and recycling to disposal area.
    • maintaining clean floors, rugs, and carpets using brooms, mops, vacuums and any other applicable tools.
    • dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures, and equipment as needed.
    • cleaning upholstered furniture and draperies as needed.
  • Maintains inventory of products and supplies and provides resupply orders as needed.
  • Communicates need for major repairs.
  • Responds in a timely fashion to emergency housekeeping requests.
  • Safely operates the Shake Rag Alley utility vehicle as needed.
  • Assists Groundskeeper with duties as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Any combination of training or experience relevant to the performance of the position; six months’ experience in a housekeeping or custodial position preferred.
  • Ability to report to work in a timely manner, adhere to work schedule, and manage priorities. 
  • Excellent customer service and attention to detail.
  • Ability to determine the proper tools and equipment needed to safely perform job correctly.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with a diversity of individuals.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and safely adhere to policies and procedures.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk, hear, or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time including heat, cold, and humidity.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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