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Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

Job Details


Posting Number: S01244JP

Department: FM - Housekeeping

Job Summary:
Housekeepers at the college are responsible for cleaning all residential, academic, and administrative buildings on campus. A Housekeeper's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform cleaning tasks according to established standards and schedules.
  • Sweep, mop, vacuum, and dust floors, carpets, and furniture.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms, including toilets, sinks, and fixtures.
  • Empty trash bins and dispose of waste properly.
  • Wipe down surfaces, including desks, countertops, and windowsills.
  • Restock supplies, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap.
  • Monitor inventory of cleaning supplies and report any shortages or issues.
  • Follow safety protocols and use cleaning chemicals and equipment responsibly.
  • Notify management of any maintenance or repair needs.
  • Please note: This position is on-site in Brunswick, Maine and does not offer housing on campus.

Pay and Benefits:
  • Hourly rate for this position is $17.50/per hour (This role is eligible for overtime and shift differentials) and new employees in Housekeeping will receive a $500 Sign-Bonus(½ paid at first check and ½ paid after 90 days of eligibility requirements are met).
  • Health Plans (Effective on date of hire)
  • Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
  • $1,000 Employee Referral Program Bonus
  • Generous Retirement Plan - 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26 )
  • Accrue up to 10 day of vacation (1st year), 15 days (2nd year)
  • Accrue up to 12 days of personal/sick time
  • Paid Holidays:
  • Paid Parental Leave (After 1 year)
  • Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool (Including household)
  • Free wellness classes
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
  • Some High School education OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and perform basic mathematical computations
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and building occupants
  • Ability to work successfully both independently and in a team with minimum supervision.
  • Applicants must demonstrate superior customer service and communication skills and have a friendly, helpful, outgoing demeanor.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and adhere to personal hygiene standards, including wearing clean uniform and maintaining good personal hygiene practices.
  • Flexible, dependable, punctual, and courteous.
  • This role will require a pre-placement physical and criminal background check.
  • Please note that as part of the pre-employment process, we will be conducting reference checks, including contacting current or former supervisors, to verify employment history and performance.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
  • Familiarity with cleanliness and sanitation standards.
  • Knowledge of cleaning products, techniques, and safety protocols.

  • Previous experience in housekeeping, janitorial, or custodial working in similar setting (i.e., healthcare facilities - hospital, nursing home, hotel, institution, or school).

Standard Work Days and Hours:
Available Shifts:
  • 5:00 am - 1:30 pm (full-time)

Days of the week may vary. Special events and coverage may necessitate overtime hours, including weekends and holidays. Work assignments are reviewed and revised as necessary.

About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.


Employment Category: Full Time Year Round

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Hourly

Background Check Package Requirements: Support Staff

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: Yes

Posting Date: 05/03/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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