Job Opportunities

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These positions are currently open:

Part-time Housekeeper (2 positions open)

Two Part-Time Housekeeper Positions
EarthRise Retreat Center | Institute of Noetic Sciences

About EarthRise

EarthRise at IONS is a 65-room educational retreat center hosting educational programs and workshops that focus on health, personal growth, science, and spirituality. The campus is located approximately 26 miles north of San Francisco at the border of beautiful Marin and Sonoma Counties, just off of Highway 101, and 10 minutes from downtown Petaluma, at 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA. EarthRise is owned by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a non-profit research organization. To learn more: www.noetic.org/earthrise

Position Summary

EarthRise Retreat Center is looking for two part-time housekeepers to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Make beds in guest rooms
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, restrooms and the guest kitchen
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered chairs and draperies, using vacuum cleaner
  • Dust furniture, window sills and blinds
  • Gather and empty trash
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Sort laundry items and load washing machines; fold towels, sheets and tablecloths
  • Deep cleaning of meeting rooms and lodging as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

We are looking for someone who exhibits the following strengths:

  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including weekend and holiday shifts
  • Previous Experience Preferred
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and follow instructions in English
  • Works independently and takes pride in being a self-starter
  • An individual who is a team player and is dedicated to providing excellent service and ensuring EarthRise’s highest cleanliness standards are met
  • Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a physically demanding environment; maneuver on uneven ground; stand for long periods of time; regularly lift and carry bags and bundles up to 30 pounds; carry, push and pull vacuums; lift, bend, carry, load and unload laundry in and out of industrial washing equipment; move and arrange furniture; turn mattresses.


A competitive wage based on experience and, depending on eligibility, a vacation or paid-time-off benefit.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for a part-time housekeeper position, please submit a resume and brief description of why you’re interested in this position to: General Manager, gm@noetic.org or mail to General Manager, EarthRise at IONS, 101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952. No Phone Calls Please.

Applications will be reviewed starting August 1st, 2013.

EarthRise Retreat Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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