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Bowdoin College Housekeeper/Campus Cleaner (Part-time) in Brunswick, Maine

Housekeeper/Campus Cleaner (Part-time)

Posting Number S01219JP

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:

  • Servicing bathrooms

  • Removing trash and recycling

  • Cleaning and vacuuming, sweeping, washing floors as needed in public spaces on campus

  • Set-up spaces for meetings and re-setting classroom spaces at the end of the day

  • Maintain inventory of supplies issued to complete assigned jobs

    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).

Benefits and Perks:

  • 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.

  • Flexible, dependable, punctual, and courteous.

  • This role will require a pre-placement physical and criminal background check.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

    Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents


  • Minimum of six months of related experience in a similar role


  • Prior experience working at an institution of higher education or equivalent

    Standard Work Days and Hours

  • Housekeeping schedules include: 5:00 am – 9 am.

  • This position is part-time year round, working 20 hours/52 weeks (0.50 FTE ).

  • Special events and coverage issues may necessitate overtime hours, including weekends and holidays.

  • Work assignments are reviewed and revised as necessary.

  • The anticipated start date the for candidate selected will be on or after January 8, 2024.

    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 Part Time Year Round

FTE 0.50

Benefits Eligible Yes

Pay Type Hourly

Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No

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

Posting Date 11/17/2023

Applications Accepted Until

Open Until Filled No

Type of Posting Internal/External

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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