Job Application - Northwest Maritime Center

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Housekeeper (SEASONAL)

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The Housekeeper will ensure a pleasant and welcoming experience for all Swan Hotel guests by maintaining a high standard of cleanliness within rooms and common areas as well as providing excellent guest service.


  • Clean rooms and common areas, ensuring cleanliness, tidiness, and hygiene standards are met

  • Process laundry

  • Welcome guests and respond to special requests with professionalism and patience

  • Participate in large cleaning projects as needed

  • Notify supervisors regarding any damages, deficits, safety hazards, or incidents

  • Other duties as assigned


While the primary focus of this position is guest services, the Housekeeper works as part of the entire NWM team, ensuring smooth operations. As a growing non-profit, we all pitch in for the heavy lifting, whether it's participating in all-hands projects and events, assisting visitors, or occasionally doing some literal heavy lifting.


  • Proven work experience as a housekeeper or related position

  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Responsible, detail-oriented, proactive, and have the ability to represent the Swan Hotel and NWMC in a friendly and enthusiastic manner

  • Integrity and ability to work independently as well as a part of a team

  • Must be at least 18 years old


  • CPR and/or First Aid Certification

  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies

  • Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets


  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Comfortable climbing and descending stairs while carrying items

  • Frequently operating laundry equipment

  • Able to work standing up for an extended period of time

  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Able to work in all weather conditions

  • Personal fragrant products must be limited


  • Submit your resume with the online application.

  • Deadline for applications: Open until filled, applications reviewed upon submission


  • Position will require onsite work

  • The Swan Hotel is located at 222 Monroe St., Port Townsend, WA 98368; Main NWM Offices are located at 431 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368

  • Position is seasonal from May 2024 to November 2024, 25-40 hours/week based on the needs of guest services

  • Reports to: Hotel Operations Supervisor


  • $18 - $20 per hour, non-exempt

  • Paid time off: 1 hour of sick time accrued per every 25 hours worked + paid holidays

  • Employee discounts

NWMC is committed to equal employment opportunity, striving towards being an antiracist and inclusive organization. We value the diversity of our staff and the communities that we serve, which includes a spectrum of racial, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identities, and abilities. We strongly encourage applications from people who have not seen themselves represented in the industry.