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Housekeeping Jobs Guide


If you’re interested in learning more about a career in housekeeping, you’ve come to the right place. Our Housekeeping Jobs Guide will cover everything you need to know. Read on, or apply for a job now.

Housekeeping Jobs Have Lots of Benefits

If you’re personable, detail-oriented and love customer service, housekeeping can be a rewarding career path. Here are some of the benefits this career has to offer:

Flexible schedules

Hotels operate around the clock and housekeepers are always needed. If you want a career that offers a flexible schedule, look no further. Most housekeeping jobs are shift-based, so you can work the schedule that fits your needs.

Constant work

Hospitality talent is always in demand, especially for housekeeping jobs. You’ll enjoy job security and unlimited employment opportunities.


Hotels have lots of rooms and guests to take care of, and they hire large teams of housekeepers. Housekeeping jobs are great for people who can work independently but also like teamwork and coworkers.

Personal satisfaction

Serving and delighting guests is a rewarding experience. Housekeepers often choose a career in hospitality because they love customer service and helping others.


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What Makes a Great Housekeeper?

Housekeeping is all about providing guest satisfaction. Hotel and lodging managers will expect you to get rooms spotless and ready for guests before, during and after their stay. In the hospitality industry, time is of the essence, so to be successful, you must be able to perform tasks quickly and effectively.

Duties of Housekeeping Jobs

Housekeeping job duties can vary from property to property, but here’s a list of the most common tasks:

  • Make sure guest rooms and public areas are clean and tidy
  • Scrub, dust, polish, vacuum, sweep and mop
  • Makeup beds and change linens
  • Restock towels, amenities, and consumables
  • Collect and dispose of trash
  • Check that room furniture and appliances work
  • Take care of guest requests for room items
  • Handle guest complaints or problems

Housekeeping Job Titles

Here is a list of common housekeeping job titles. Housekeeping jobs include managerial and supervisory roles as well as assistants.

  • Director of Housekeeping
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping Aide
  • Housekeeping Runner
  • Housekeeping Assistant
  • Houseperson
  • Maid
  • Public Space Attendant
  • Room Attendant
  • Room Inspector
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