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Job Description for Library Housekeeper

Housekeeper – Job Description


Date: April 28, 2015   Department: Library


Wage: $8.00 to $13.00 per hour Depending on Qualifications    Status: Permanent Part Time



Job Description: Under supervision of the library director, cleans the Eldora Public Library.


Example Job Duties:

  • Dusting as needed wall hangings, furniture, tops of bookcases, shelves, magazine racks, window sills, and electronic equipment.

  • Vacuuming, high traffic areas at least every other day, other areas at least once a week.

  • Clean rest rooms every other day. Replace toilet tissue and soap when necessary. Mop floor, scrub toilet bowls, clean sinks, mirrors, and counters.

  • Empty wastebaskets as needed.

  • Take garbage out.

  • Interior window cleaning as needed.

  • Sweep floors as needed.

  • Mop hard floors as needed, at least weekly.

  • Clean up stains and other jobs as needed within the time contracted.


Minimum Training and Experience:

  • Knowledge of general cleaning techniques.

Minimum Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to read and follow directions for the use of chemical cleaners.

Preferred Abilities, Experience and Education:

  • Knowledge of general cleaning techniques.

  • Prior experience is a plus, but not required.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Must be generally physically fit able to perform motions such as crouching, grasping, pulling, pushing, lifting, standing, stooping, kneeling, walking, and repetitive motions.

  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds occasionally and exert 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Vision with the ability to see details at or within eight feet.