Employment Posting:
Student Housekeeping Assistant

Employment Type:
Student Employment - NUWorks
Closing Date:

POSITION TITLE:                      Student Housekeeping Assistant

DEPARTMENT:                        Corporate Events & Summer Accommodations                                      

EMPLOYMENT DATES:           May 2021 to August 20, 2021

HOURS OF WORK:                 30-35 hours per week

RATE OF PAY:                        $14.25/hour +vacation as determined by HR policy                               

*Position subject to University budgetary approval*



The Student Housekeeping Assistant is part of a team, which is responsible for assisting with the deep cleaning of the residence buildings at Nipissing University. The Student Housekeeping Assistant will have the option to work on-call shifts throughout the summer in exchange for provided accommodation.



This position will assist with the following:

  • Cleaning residence common areas daily (includes lobbies, laundry rooms, office, public washrooms etc.)
  • Room setups as required by corporate events clients in the residence buildings
  • Cleaning and turnover of residence bedrooms, suites, and townhouses as required for summer guests (cleaning bathrooms, common areas, kitchens, bed making, garbage removal etc.)
  • Daily housekeeping services for groups (daily bed making, towel change and suite cleaning)
  • Report any deficiencies or damages in residence rooms, units and/ or buildings in a timely and efficient manner
  • Complex turn over (cleaning and preparation) from the academic year to the summer accommodation season and back to academic year at the end of the summer (includes refrigerators, stoves, toilets, etc.)
  • Annual ‘deep cleaning’ program (e.g. window cleaning, vent and duct cleaning, upholstery and carpet cleaning, washing curtains, etc.)
  • General outdoor clean-up occasionally (includes removal of garbage, etc.)
  • Moving furniture/equipment as required
  • Provide tourist information and general North Bay information to visitors and guests
  • To work ‘on-call duty’ on a rotating basis which provides coverage when desk is closed over-night (minimum of six on call shifts per month to a maximum of 10 on call shifts per month)
  • Other related duties as required

Sample Work Division:

90% housekeeping and annual ‘deep clean’ program; 10% other related duties         



  • Successful candidates will be required to apply and demonstrate approval for NUWork funding to maintain this position.
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • A high degree of willingness to serve the public
  • Mechanical aptitude and willingness to learn
  • A dedication to the University
  • Good work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Able to take initiative
  • Must be able to lift awkward equipment weighing up to 25 kilograms
  • Able to work rotating shifts
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays (i.e. Canada Day, Civic Holiday, etc.)
  • Must not be taking spring, evening or summer continuing education courses, or be engaged by any other agency due to the scheduling of shift work (online courses would be acceptable as long as they would not interfere with shift scheduling)
  • Employee must be willing to stay overnight in residence if part of on call duty rotation
  • Must provide a copy of an current negative Criminal Reference Check at time of hiring


To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title and three (3) references to studentjobs@nipissingu.ca.

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.

Nipissing University is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code