Summer Housekeeper

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Full-time

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We invite you to explore summer housekeeper employment opportunities at Bennington College. The College offers a competitive hourly wage and employees have use of our on-site facilities including a fitness/recreation center, tennis courts and campus library. Spend your summer on our vibrant and exciting college campus!

Summer employment opportunities are temporary, full-time, starting on/around the first week of June through August 31, 2024. We recognize that summer hires may have school or other commitments that require them to end their assignments early. Available schedules for the College's summer houseekeper positions are as follows:

  • Buildings & Grounds
    • Housekeepers (1 position available): Full-time (40 hours/week), Monday - Friday 6:30am - 3:00 pm, with some weekend coverage needed, at times. Working in collaboration with experienced staff, summer housekeepers are responsible for maintaining and ensuring the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of administrative buildings, academic/campus facilities and residential buildings/locations as well as supporting trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical) as needed. $16.45/hour.

Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success and community cohesiveness. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

This position requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

The College

Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. This position captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.