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Site Technicians/Housekeeping Newport The Preservation Society of Newport County

General Job Requirements:

The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks part-time Site Technician/Housekeeper 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. 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.

Education Requirements:
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. Knowledge of cleaning products, equipment, and safety procedures. Attention to detail and a strong work ethic. Possess a driver's license with a clean record. Willingness to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend, as needed. Flexibility to work in other locations. Follow prescribed safety and health rules, regulations and practices. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Enrollment in 403(b) Retirement plan, Family Membership with the Preservation Society of Newport County, Reciprocity with other Cultural institutions., corporate rate with the Newport YMCA

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