Housekeeper – Bay Harbor

Housekeeper – Bay Harbor

Housekeeper – Bay Harbor

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Job Description

Housekeeping / Cleaning - Full-time

The Opportunity
This position is responsible for housekeeping, interior maintenance, and other daily duties at private residences in Northern Michigan, including 5 homes in Bay Harbor and 1 home in Harbor Springs. 

Our Unique Benefits 
We are intentional about enriching our employment experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Paid time off programs including vacation time, sick time, and paid holidays.
  • Training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do

Housekeeping Duties

  • Cleans, vacuums, and dusts floors, ceilings, furnishings, hallways, fixtures, lavatories, ovens, refrigerators, mirrors, and empties trash containers.
  • Polishes metal fixtures, banisters, ornaments, silverware, serving pieces, floors, and surfaces.
  • Washes interior windows at reachable levels.
  • Monitors inventory levels of household cleaning supplies, food supplies (snacks), beverages, personal products, and other basic supplies, and reports needed supplies to supervisor.
  • Cleans interiors of drawers, cabinets, and cupboards.
  • Exercises extreme caution to ensure safety of all family pets when in proximity to cleaning supplies and household products.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness of the dog area (i.e. cleans the floor and washes the dog beds as needed).
  • Assists in caring for the family pets as needed.
  • Performs basic household duties including filling and emptying dishwashers, wiping down kitchen counters, taking out trash, refilling beverage coolers, and keeping any staff areas clean.
  • In addition to routine housekeeping responsibilities, specific projects related to general residential upkeep will be required periodically, including but not limited to scrubbing tile floors, cleaning/organizing drawers, removing window screens in order to thoroughly clean between windows and screens, etc.
  • Reports maintenance/repair problems to maintenance staff.

Other Household Duties

  • Changes bed linens and towels; makes beds as necessary.
  • Launders and irons household linens and towels; occasionally personal clothing and other miscellaneous items as necessary.
  • During the winter months, travels to other family properties (i.e. Cape Eleuthera) as needed to provide housekeeping and interior maintenance support.
  • Occasionally greets vendors, answers telephone, and accepts delivery of packages.
  • Exercises open communications with other household staff.
  • Assists with crucial duties of other household staff if they are unavailable.
  • Performs special projects as assigned by Interior Household Manager.

What You’ll Bring

  • Previous housekeeping/house cleaning experience required.
  • Ability to work at a physically demanding pace.
  • Must be a responsible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in service which he/she provides.
  • Must also be self-motivated, demonstrate ability to prioritize work, and work with limited oversight.
  • Efficiently and confidently communicates verbally and through technology.  Comfortable with sending photos and communicating via text, phone, and email.

Additional Requirements

  • Responsibilities are conducted in private home(s). While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important that employee be genuinely committed to being part of the household staff team whose goal is to positively contribute to a collaborative home environment.
  • Preservation of a peaceful household atmosphere is essential.  Sensitivity to privacy of family members should be exercised at all times.
  • Equipment and cleaning products will be provided by employer.  If a question arises as to equipment operation or product utilization, the Interior Household Manager will provide guidance.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance, and the highest level of confidentiality must be exercised at all times.

Essential Physical Demands

  • Lifting thirty (30) pounds to a maximum height of six (6) feet.
  • Ability to remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • Climbing steps and stairs; stooping, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to stand on small step stool in order to accomplish cleaning tasks.
  • Pushing/pulling vacuum cleaner and other household maintenance equipment.
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