Housekeeping Attendant (Part-Time)
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Title: Housekeeping Attendant

Department: Facility Operations

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Director of Facility Operations

Position Summary

The position requires a self-motivated and dedicated individual who will take direction from the Director of Facility Operations and the Housekeeping Lead, and is responsible for the proper implementation of daily requirements for the cleanliness of the facility.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 1 year of housekeeping experience preferred
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Ability to give high priority to customer service
  • Thorough understanding of safety hazards and proper use of various cleaning and sanitizing solutions
  • Ability to operate tools or equipment used in routine maintenance
  • Ability to keep the property clean and orderly
  • Good interpersonal skills with polite and courteous demeanor toward staff and guests of Mississippi Aquarium

Position may involve exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous an unpredictable animal species, and potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices and toxic chemicals and/or drugs.  Occasional use of protective clothing or equipment is required. (e.g. goggles, mask, gloves, and gowns)

Position Attributes


  • Performs cleaning and housekeeping tasks and services throughout assigned areas
  • Maintains a positive, self-motivated attitude while completing all duties and responsibilities
  • Adheres to all of Mississippi Aquarium’s policies and procedures, including our COVID-19 guidelines
  • Maintain positive guest relationships; Responds appropriately to guest inquiries and concerns to ensure total guest satisfaction.
  • Handle guest issues to resolution in effort to improve the guest experience and escalate any outstanding guest inquiry or concern to management that may require additional monitoring or follow-up.
  • Picks up and empties trash and recycling receptacles
  • Examines property for safety hazards; reports problems to the Housekeeping Lead, Director of Facility Operations or other appropriate staff
  • Assists with ensuring that cleaning and maintenance supplies are stocked
  • Undertakes special projects as assigned by manager(s)

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Team Requirements

  • Safety and Security - All Team Members are required to adhere to all Mississippi Aquarium safety and security standards.
  • Attendance & Appearance - To maximize the guest’s experience, all Team Members are required to adhere to Mississippi Aquarium standard operating procedures regarding attendance and dress code policies as it relates to individual job functionality.
  • Sales & Guest Services - Our forward-thinking business model requires listening and understanding the needs of our guests both internal and external.  To that end, we must always be focused on the guest experience which is the key driver for return guest visitation and increased sales.
  • Team Partnership - All Team Members are focused on supporting each other to complete the guest experience.  Therefore, supporting, facilitating, and participating in activities that promote team effectiveness is vital to our Organization.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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