The Basic Qualifications and Expectations are the same for this position as for the others (see “Employment Expectations”)
This person likes to work independently and is a good self motivator, enjoys spending a portion of every work day outdoors (going to and from the clothesline and other destinations) and is flexible and adaptable to a variety of jobs. There will be other staff members to help with many of the tasks listed below, but the Clothesline Concierge plans and directs housekeeping tasks, and so must both be well organized and able to clearly communicate with the rest of the staff in order to get the job done.
While laundry and cleaning are the Concierge’s main responsibilities, they will also do some Kitchen/Food Service work on a more or less daily basis, and some or all of the other duties listed below will also be included, at least occasionally.
- Housekeeping and Laundry:
- Organize weekly cabin change-over between departure of one group and arrival of the next
- With assistance of other staff, clean and set up camp and cabins on a weekly basis
- With assistance, clean showers and bathrooms in camp, and communal guest restrooms at the main farmhouse
- Laundry, in our rustic enclosed laundry room and our outdoor covered laundry hut and dried with solar power on the clothes line, from cabins (sheets, towels, etc.) and kitchen (towels and napkins)
- Help organize the “closing down” of camp in late September, and put away cabin linens, etc. for winter
- Kitchen and Dining Room:
- Assist kitchen staff in prepping meals when needed-chopping vegetables, washing lettuce, setting up dining room, etc.
- Assist kitchen staff with cleaning kitchen and dining room when necessary
- Other Responsibilities:
- Farm maintenance projects as needed
- Possible assistance with animal chores
Minimum $350/week, plus room and board. Tips during Family Camp/Groups.
40 hours a week; 5 or 5.5 days per week depending upon business needs. Holidays and weekends required. Please note we generally cannot approve extended vacation time (i.e. more than your usual days off) for our staff during the program season due to the demands of our business as well as our staffing levels.
We do not allow overtime for financial reasons, but more importantly, because we want our staff to enjoy the farm amenities and its surroundings to the fullest extent when not working. Our goal is to ensure that working at Emandal is more than just a job – we want each of our staff to have an adventure.
2020 Dates of Employment
(1) Full Season: May 15 – October 12, 2020
All 2020 Emandal staff will be required to attend our 2 week staff training. Training topics will include guest relations policies and techniques; kitchen, facilities and housekeeping foundation skills; Emandal history, policies and procedures; animal feeding and basic care; garden harvesting procedures, etc. Applicants who cannot attend this training in its entirety will not be considered.
Hiring Dates and Application
We will accept applications December 26, 2019 – March 31, 2020. We hire on a rolling basis, so the sooner you return your COMPLETE application package (see below) to us, the better your chances for being considered.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please complete the application, and be sure to attach your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications and reasons for wanting to work in this position at Emandal.