Heavenly Housekeeping Job in the Last Frontier
Lowell Point a special location south of Seward on the ocean!
- Seward, Alaska
- $15.00 / hour + tips
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in 3 months (Apr 16, 2018)
Experience the beauty of Alaska for the tourist season of 2018! We are looking for one female employee (shared housing is NOT co-ed) for Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay, LLC. We are a tiny company operated by Lynda Ann Martin Paquette (LAMP) and Paul H. Paquette, that provides unique, one of a kind, exceptional, award-winning lodging and takes great pride in our cleanliness, and the level of customer service provided to our guests. We offer as virtually stress-free workplace as is possible, in what can be a very fast-paced job, in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The area teems with marine and other wildlife including eagles, great blue herons, sea lions, harbor seals, whales, lots of seabirds & ducks, moose, bear. Seward is a tourist destination in the summer, so there are lots of shops and places to eat. There are lots of things to do! A partial list includes hiking (tons of trails), kayaking, fishing, dog sledding, zip lining, glacier (ice) hiking, boating.
The ideal candidates for a position with our company must love to clean and will possess high standards, be willing to work hard and with pride, and be willing to learn. Ability and desire to work unsupervised (but not without direction) is required. Candidate should also be able to work with others and should, in general, be of a cheerful, flexible, cooperative nature. Monetary compensation for first-year employees starts at entry level ($15 hr) (see below, we also provide housing). Raises may possible based on outstanding performance and a demonstrated ability to take on a broad range of duties and responsibility (but are also tied to lodging occupancy). Ability to be flexible is a must. You can expect to work between 20 to 30 hours a week (based on seven days a week between mid-May and mid-September. The beginning and end of the season are slower allowing time to have fun). You can often put in more hours if desired (however, please note that we are small enough that we are not required to pay an “overtime” rate; hours over 40 in a week are paid at the regular hourly rate). Days off are not guaranteed during this period (June-August); although we make every effort to provide one (1) day off each week, given the extreme unpredictability of the lodging and hospitality industry it is not always possible; in that case, a ½ day may be given. It is also important to note that it is rarely the same day off each week; and that it is also possible to have two days off in a row occasionally (but no promises on that).
Hours worked are normally 8 am – 4 pm (approximately); Evenings are normally free, on easy days you can be done by early afternoon, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors! Seward is a wonderful place with lots of hiking and other outdoor activities. With the long days of summer, it's possible to go hiking or boating, fishing, etc. in the afternoons, evenings.
OR if you are more interested in making lots of money, part-time 2nd jobs are acceptable, as long as employee maintains acceptable job performance for Angels Rest, and the 2nd job does not interfere with work for Angels Rest. A 2nd job must end no later than10 pm. Angels Rest works closely with several other lodging AND retail stores, to assist with finding second/evening jobs.
An end of season bonus may be available, based on job performance (terms will be stated in advance at the time of employment, normally $1 - $2 an hour extra if the employee completes agreed term).
Housing is provided at no charge. However it is expected that upon departure it will be cleaned and left in proper order ~ if not, a cleaning fee may be imposed). Housing is provided for workers’ only and may be shared, depending on staffing, but each employee will have a private bedroom. Housing is modern with an indoor bathroom, hi-speed wi-fi & DishTV. It's a cute and unusual unit called "The Hobbit Loft" (if you are tall you might bump your head a few places) and has a sweet outside picnic area with bbq grill and campfire ring. There is a bicycle available for Employee’s use; if the employee has Valid Driver's License, there is also an employee vehicle available (which must be shared with any other employee).
Superior work performance usually results in additional income in the form of tips; we provide tip envelopes which increase this likely-hood. We use human-friendly cleaning products and provide a most pleasant working environment. We provide an apron uniform, indoor footwear to be worn while cleaning cabins, work gloves if needed, etc. We strive to create a pleasant comfortable work environment, and our employees’ happiness and well being are of great concern to us.
Ideal candidate summary: Enjoying cleaning is the #1 most important skill or interest a candidate can bring. Having the interest and a desire to learn more about the hospitality industry, specifically the lodging aspect; anyone interested in owning a B&B or small lodging establishment; anyone interested in hotel management; and willing to work hard. Owner/operators are also advanced souls and employees can learn a lot about life in general during their employment, should they wish.
Minimum requirements: A good working knowledge of the language (English), both written and spoken. Physical ability to clean cabins and rooms. and properly prepare the outsides areas of the lodging units. This includes but is not limited to bending, kneeling, lifting, carrying (30 lbs. or so), as is required to clean interiors, including: bathroom, kitchenette, change and make beds, dust, vacuum, remove trash, sweep porches, clean windows inside and outside (step stool only, no ladder work), generally all the steps necessary to prepare a spotless, properly stocked, room or cabin for our guests, inside and outside (sweep porches, clean BBQ grills, etc.). Duties must be performed in a timely fashion, with attention to detail. Details of the lodging units to be cleaned can be viewed online at our website: http://www.angelsrest.com
This is a physically demanding, (fast-paced job during the peak season months), requiring someone with lots of energy and in good physical condition. Applicants with bad backs, or physical limitations prohibiting bending, kneeling, lifting, carrying, stooping, etc., or poor eyesight, need not apply.
Employees’ appearance when working must be neat and clean and clothes may not have rips or holes or be badly stained. Dress should not be provocative.
Light groundwork such as weeding flower beds, deadheading of flowers, trimming & light pruning, and watering of flower baskets and gardens may also be required.
Employees wishing to learn more the lodging industry may also find there are office work and managerial potential.
YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT MAY BE AN OPTION IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT. Things get VERY slow in the off-season and start to get busy again in March. Let us know if you are interested in the possibility of year-round employment.
Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay, LLC
P. O. Box 1741
Seward, Alaska 99664-1741
Waterfront cabins: 13730 Beach Drive, Lowell Point, Seward Alaska
Heron’s Roost rooms & Laundry facility and Guest Services Building: 13725 Beach Drive, Lowell Point Seward Alaska
Hobbit Loft & Hobbit House Cabin: 14070 Shady Lane, Lowell Point (used for employee housing)
Visit our website for extensive details about the company.