Seasonal Housekeeping

March 22 2023
Expected expiry date: March 29 2023
Industries Education, Training
Categories Cleaning, Housekeeping,
Nanaimo, BC • Part time

Matter Here: Work at Vancouver Island University. We are looking for individuals to take on the role of Seasonal Housekeeper(s) at our student residence buildings.


The Seasonal Housekeepers are responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of nine 3-story residential buildings (unairconditioned) and one single-floor administrative building. The Seasonal Housekeepers clean and sanitize all common areas of the entire residence property.



From April to September the Seasonal Housekeepers have the responsibility to:

  • deep clean all vacated student rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, and other common spaces and prepare those spaces for internal student transfers and summer hotel guests;
  • document and report maintenance, cleanliness, and damages for follow-up;
  • regular room turnover and cleaning of summer hotel rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen/lounges after an individual guest or group check-out;
  • collect linens from vacated rooms and launder, fold, and redistribute linens to hotelled buildings;
  • deep clean the administrative office building;
  • at the end of the summer hotel season, assist with removal and storage of hotel supplies and linens; and,
  • provide courteous customer service to guests, students, coworkers, and campus colleagues;



  • Up to one-year of related experience.
  • Physical capacity to manage multiple flights of stairs per day while carrying up to 50 lbs.



View the full job description and apply online by 29-Mar-2023.

This position's pay level is temporarily rated and is subject to review by the CUPE Joint Job Evaluation Committee. These positions are eligible for the tuition waiver program and to apply to the CUPE Learning and Development program.


VIU is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan. As part of the VIU campus community, our employees work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development. The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts, and flexible work opportunities.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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