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Housekeeper (Temporary)

Santa Cruz, CA · General Labor
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is a congregation of Catholic Sisters and Associates who are dedicated to the full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation and the arts.

The Temporary (2-3 month) Housekeeper for the Villa Maria del Mar is a part-time role, working an average of 30 hours per week.  The person in this role is responsible to make a clean, safe and welcoming environment for guests.
  1. Thoroughly clean the areas assigned:
  • Bedrooms, bathrooms, stairs and hallways in the Annex and on the Main House second and third floors each time guests leave.
  • Bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways in the Siena Building first and second floors each time guests leave.
  • Outside bathrooms daily when there are guests and weekly otherwise.
  • Elevator tower stairs and landings, windows and doors at least weekly, every day when guests are present.
  • Elevator weekly or every day when guests are present.
  • Public areas, (Seaview and Oceanside dining room, entry at front and behind the dining room) daily when there are guests, otherwise weekly.
  • Chapel every Thursday.
  • Josephine House when ever guests leave (Main Room, bathroom, kitchen, dishes and hallways).
  1. Assist with the laundry:
  • Collecting and sorting linens from guest rooms, kitchen and Chapel.
  • Correctly loading washers and driers and using the appropriate kind and amounts of detergents.
  • Emptying dryers and folding or ironing the linens as needed.
  • Preparing “bundles” of linens for remaking guest rooms.
  • Distributing the linens to the proper places.
  1. Assist with special events:
  • Ironing table linens and other materials as needed.
  • Setting tables with tableware, glasses and plates as assigned.
  • Setting out pre-set foods and beverages.
  • Serve the meal courses.
  • Assist with clearing dishes after each course and preparing them for the dishwasher.
  1. Other assignments as requested by the supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: On-the-job-training in commercial housekeeping settings.
Experience: At least two years of work experience related to housekeeping.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  1. Be able to follow directions given by manager or posted on daily schedule.
  2. Ability to use standard cleaning machines.
  3. Ability to work with others, and
  4. Be flexible.
  1. Exposure to latex, detergents, fumes, airborne particles, and high noise levels.
  2. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, lift above the head and carry up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  3. Able to stand for long periods of time, walk around the property and walk up and down stairs on a regular basis.
  1. Cloths, brushes, and other hand-held materials for cleaning.
  2. Vacuum cleaner, clothes washer, and clothes dryer.
  3. Carts and tool caddies.
The above description generally reflects the primary functions of the position.  The above statements shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be required for the position. 
SNJM is committed to continually building a workplace that exemplifies its values and vision of being hospitable to everyone.  The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary. 
To learn more about the mission and vision of the Sisters of the Holy Names visit:
To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please send a a resume and letter of interest to
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