The Summer Conference Housekeeping staff is responsible for providing room service for overnight guest room accommodations in the residence halls. The Conference Housekeeping staff is also responsible for the set- up of all meeting and dining room facilities for conference delegates. Housekeepers must possess the ability to follow directions and work effectively as a team with all conference, desk and custodial staff.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Set up and service conference delegate rooms.Set up meeting and dining rooms as directed. Generally requires lifting and moving heavy furniture.Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, washing walls and other cleaning tasks as directed.Removal of trash from the residence halls during the transitional period between academic year housing and summer conference operation.Housekeepers are accountable for completing all work assignments in a prompt and efficient manner.Housekeepers must maintain a neat and clean appearance at all times.Provide auxiliary staff support to Conference Desk Staff, Food Services, Catering, Conference Services, Custodial, Family Housing Building and Grounds staff and other areas of Housing and Food Services as needed.Other projects as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Must be able to follow directions and work effectively with other conference and custodial staff.Must be capable of doing physically demanding work that requires repetitive bending and lifting. DESIRED:Prior housekeeping or related work experience.Rate of Pay:$16.00 per hourEmployees in this position support the HFS summer conference operation by providing customer service and preparing and maintaining our facilities for guests. Tasks include setting up and cleaning overnight guest rooms, meeting rooms and dining rooms for conference delegates. Prior housekeeping or related work experience is desirable. Candidates must be able to follow directions and work effectively with other conference and custodial staff and must be capable of doing physically demanding work that requires repetitive bending and lifting. Although the summer conference program is geared to provide full-time work, staff work schedules can vary between 20 and 40 hours per workweek. Priority consideration for employment is given to students who are not enrolled for summer quarter classes. We do our best to ensure that each employee has two consecutive days off each week. Individuals with a high sensitivity to dust or allergies tend to experience problems with this type of work. Applicants must be available for training on May 30, 2019.These positions are open until filled.What Is the Summer Conference Program?At the conclusion of spring quarter most of the residence halls are vacated for the summer. We offer the student rooms and facilities in these halls to visiting conference groups affiliated with the educational and professional development mission of the University. Conference groups find the University of Washington campus and facilities a convenient and affordable option for overnight accommodations, meetings and meals. The conferences we host range from business and professional organizations to sports camps, youth groups and a variety of foreign study groups visiting the country for the first time.The services we offer include daily room cleaning, front desk service, meeting space, and catered functions. The sizes of conference groups can range from 10 to 2,500. Some groups stay one night while others stay several weeks.The Summer Conference Program presents an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience and earn money. The revenue generated by the program helps keep student housing rates reasonable.Students and the community find our jobs attractive because they provide a great hourly wage.What Jobs Are Available? Housekeepers earn $16.00 per hour. They are responsible for setting up and cleaning overnight guest rooms, meeting rooms and dining rooms for conference delegates. Please Note: Individuals with a high sensitivity to dust or allergies tend to experience problems with this type of work.In addition to the job-specific duties and responsibilities of the position and services mentioned above, our student staff are occasionally required to work in other areas of the Department.What Is the Employment Period? Summer employment begins June 15, 2019, and continues through September 15, 2019. The nature of our conference activity is such that housekeeping staff are required to work a full schedule until all the residence halls are converted back to academic-year student housing prior to the start of autumn quarter.The first week of the program involves the transformation of the residence halls from college student housing to summer conference housing. Throughout the summer, your workload may vary depending upon the number and size of conference groups. However, it is important to recognize that it is difficult to plan for such contingencies in advance.If you accept employment with our program, you will be expected to request days off around our conference activity and resulting work schedules. Traditional holidays (i.e., July 4th and Labor Day) are considered regular workdays.What Will Work Schedules Be Like? HousekeepersHousekeepers are typically scheduled to work 20 - 40 hours per week. Housekeepers work schedules will be developed to provide for an equal number of staff, 7 days a week.Other Staffing ConsiderationsAlthough the summer conference program is geared to provide full-time work, staff work schedules can vary between 20 and 40 hours per workweek.Due to the full-time nature of the work, we strongly discourage student staff from taking summer quarter classes. Priority consideration for employment is given to students who are not enrolled for summer quarter classes.We will do our best to ensure that each employee has two consecutive days off each week. It is important to understand that the needs of conference groups are subject to change at the last minute. This will occasionally create a need for split shifts and additional workdays to be added to your work schedule.Low levels of conference activity may result in reduced hours.You will be assigned a specific building as your primary work assignment; however, you must be willing to work in a variety of locations throughout the summer.What Kind of Training Is Involved? A condensed basic orientation and training program has been developed for all Summer Conference Program student staff. The purpose of the training program is to provide staff with information regarding the program's customer service standards, expectations, basic work assignments, etc.Your involvement in the training program is essential to making our program a success. The training is scheduled on May 30, 2019.
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