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Housekeeper, Moss Arts Center

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Facilities Management

Job Description

Housekeepers maintain cleanliness of the Moss Arts Center building and grounds and assure an aesthetically pleasing, clean, sanitary, and safe environment in a variety of spaces including lobbies, theater and other public event areas, performance support areas, restrooms, offices, classrooms, and research studios. They provide routine and urgent-need services before, during, and after events and must commit to working a varying schedule.

Duties include floor cleaning, dusting, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, window cleaning, gathering and removing trash, leaf blowing, and snow and ice removal from steps and sidewalks. Housekeepers are expected to safely and properly operate powered and manual equipment, follow health and safety procedures, monitor supplies inventory, and report needed building repairs, damages, and unsafe conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with commercial/industrial cleaning methods and safety.
  • Working knowledge of safe and efficient operation of electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to work a varying schedule that will include weekends to accommodate event schedules.
  • Experience providing excellent customer service skills and positive interpersonal interaction with a variety of clientele.
  • Experience with daily activities requiring continual physical exertion, including climbing stairs, safely moving and handling up to 50 lbs, bending, stooping, reaching (including above the head), pushing/pulling, performing repetitive motions, twisting, shoveling snow, walking and standing extensively.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in all weather conditions and to work from heights, including ladders and/or aerial lifts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience safely and efficiently operating electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment.
  • Housekeeping experience working at a university or college, or experience in an institutional or commercial cleaning environment such as hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, or similar.
  • Knowledge of theater and event operations.

Pay Band


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Salary Information

$33,000 minimum plus $2,080 shift differential

Review Date

August 15, 2022, applications accepted until position is filled

Additional Information

Base schedule M-F 2pm - 11pm, adjusted based on events.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Elizabeth Scharmanat scharman@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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