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Housekeeping Associate

PENDLE HILL is a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center that seeks to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives through learning opportunities, retreat, and community created on our beautiful 24-acre campus in unceded Lenni-Lenape territory and in virtual settings. At Pendle Hill we commit to being a living testimony to a social order that manifests love for everyone. We work to be inclusive, respectful, and supportive of all people, striving for peace and justice.

This is a highly collaborative staff community featuring responsive leadership and partial work-from-home arrangements for office-based employees. Community-building among staff is highly prized with monthly fun activities as part of staff meeting and two longer staff retreat days a year for fun, growth, and connection among all staff. The monthly community work morning provides variety with the opportunity to lend a hand on another team’s project or lead one for staff in your own work area. Learn more about Pendle Hill at

POSITION SUMMARY:The Housekeeping Associates provide housekeeping and cleaning services for Pendle Hill in support of our programs, events and overnight guests. In keeping with our mission and commitment to radical hospitality, the Housekeeping Associates maintain a welcoming, clean, and safe environment for all scholars, guests and staff at Pendle Hill, in order to give the greatest guest satisfaction. Housekeeping Associates work with the Housekeeping Coordinator to track and improve procedures for excellent cleaning service in dining rooms, guest lodging, offices and meeting rooms.

REPORTS TO: Housekeeping Coordinator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare and clean rooms, including but not limited to bedrooms, bathrooms, lounges, offices, dining and meeting rooms. This preparation and cleaning includes the following tasks: change/make beds, clean sinks, dust furniture, launder towels, bed linens, and curtains, vacuum, sweep and mop floors and rugs, maintain hospitality amenities and furnishings of sleeping units, public spaces and offices. For more detailed duties and responsibilities, please review the full job description.


  • Good communication skills and friendly affect.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, climb or balance when cleaning guest rooms.
  • Ability to push heavy supplies cart.
  • Ability stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, including furniture.
  • Ability to work in outside weather conditions.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Enjoys cleaning!


  • A highly welcoming attitude and willingness to provide hospitality for members of, and visitors to, the Pendle Hill community. Openness to a wide range of spiritual beliefs and experiences, cultural backgrounds and practices, and differences (of all kinds).
  • Either familiarity with Quaker faith and practice and a commitment to learning more or a willingness to gain, deepen, and nurture such knowledge.
  • Appreciation of the role of Quakerism in the mission of Pendle Hill. Please see our mission, vision, and values statements as part of familiarizing yourself with Pendle Hill.

TIME & LOCATION EXPECTATIONS: This is a full-time, non-exempt position, which is not eligible for remote work. Work schedule is Tuesday-Saturday. Work days may include holidays (with an alternate nearby day selected for observance of the paid holiday). Out of respect for work-life balance, “full-time” at Pendle Hill is 37.5 hours per week, with 7.5-hour typical workdays. Full-time staff at Pendle Hill spend a few work hours each week contributing to the community through mealtime, housekeeping, or maintenance work.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $15.00 per hour plus benefits including: medical, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan with 2% employer match, generous paid vacation days (20), sick days (15), and holidays (11), and the opportunity to take Pendle Hill courses for free. Additional benefits include one meal a day from the Pendle Hill Kitchen (free to staff except for the tax), a 20% employee discount at the Pendle Hill Bookstore, free copies of all Pendle Hill pamphlets upon publication, a beautiful campus with walking trails and fellowship with people from around the world. Full-time staff are eligible for competitively priced on-campus housing (depending on availability, and at Pendle Hill’s discretion).

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Pendle Hill appoints individuals without discrimination based on color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, class, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, ability, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, religious affiliation, or any other category protected by law. Pendle Hill recognizes that some of these categories are social constructs, not rooted in science. Our aim is to be inclusive and affirming.

Pendle Hill staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for those who cannot receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons.

Pendle Hill is not able to sponsor a work visa for international applicants at this time.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Pendle Hill will conduct a background check for all candidates prior to hire.

INTERESTED? Please submit the following items to Hannah Mayer, at, with “Housekeeping Associate” and your last name in the email subject line:

  1. a current resume,
  2. and contact information for three references, at least two of whom are professional references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by February 17. The anticipated start date is Tuesday February 28, 2023.