Wright House Housekeeper

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Wright House Housekeeper

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Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Facilities Management, Full Time

Pay Grade: 27N

Context of the Job:

The Wright House is both the private residence of the University President and a venue for important University functions. The Wright House can accommodate events for as many as 250 people as well as intimate events for small select groups. The elegance of the Wright House serves as a backdrop to highlight the significance of the events held there.

The principal emphasis is on providing detailed housekeeping services according to the University President’s specifications. Work performed must meet standards of quality, and is reviewed for thoroughness, neatness, and general effectiveness.

Major Responsibilities:

+ Perform duties for general maintenance, appearance, and upkeep on a scheduled and regular routine basis, such as: vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, dusting of walls, woodwork, furniture, and ornaments throughout the residence.

+ Empty wastebaskets and other receptacles; periodically wash interior windows; polish and clean bathroom and kitchen fixtures; and wax and polish furniture and floors. Utilize various cleaning solutions, polishes and equipment as needed.

+ Launder linens such as tablecloths, guest room bed and bath linens, napkins, etc., and other items as well as the drop-off and pick-up of weekly dry-cleaning.

+ Rearrangement of light furniture may be necessary at times. This may include the setup of folding chairs, card tables or serving trays for social functions.

+ May perform other services as directed such as running errands.

+ Maintain household cleaning and miscellaneous supply inventories.

+ Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


+ Minimum of a high school diploma or GED and three years’ related work experience.

+ Must be able to take and follow direction.

+ Ability to perform housekeeping activities. Ability to follow specific instructions and procedures.

+ Experience with cleaning and laundry procedures.

+ Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.

+ Ability to react quickly and work independently.

+ Ability to identify and initiate household projects when and where needed without direction.

+ Requires flexibility, sound judgment in everyday decision-making; excellent time management and prioritization skills; attention to detail as well as the ability to resolve problems that affect service delivery.

+ Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

+ Must be self-motivated and possess mechanical aptitude and basic knowledge of tools.


+ Possession of a valid driver’s license.

+ Moderate physical activity. Ability to lift, with or without assistance, up to 50 pounds and stand/walk for extended periods of time.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC195742198

Posted On: Oct 24, 2021

Updated On: Nov 30, 2021