Part-time Housekeeping positions are available at Tilikum.

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Tilikum is currently accepting applications for Housekeeping Assistants. These are part-time year-round positions, but hours will vary with the season.

Tilikum is seeking Christian men and women who are at least 14 years old to contribute to the spiritual growth and physical comfort of guests who are on retreat at the camp.

This is very part-time work. The Camp has more guests in the summer and fewer in the winter, so we can’t guarantee hours to work each week. The schedule is completely flexible, which is ideal for the full-time parent looking for an evening away from the house, the recently retired interested in a few mornings a month, or the busy student looking to work during holidays and weekends.

The work is physical, with lots of walking, standing, climbing steps, and carrying.

Joining the Tilikum Lodge team comes with perks like permission to use the grounds and tuition remission for some camps.

Position description


Housekeeping staff provide routine cleaning services to Tilikum Lodge guest rooms, bathrooms, and other meeting spaces (as well as other facility buildings and grounds) as directed by the Housekeeping Manager. They are also involved in deep cleaning projects as necessary.

General requirements

Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.

You will need the ability to lift 40 lbs., bend and lift, sweep, mop, vacuum, be on your feet for 4-8 hours (with breaks), show cleanliness and be well-groomed. A willingness and ability to work varied hours including evenings and weekends is necessary. Previous cleaning experience is helpful.

By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to guests and staff. Have a strong commitment to Tilikum and its ministry along with an evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution’s goals, including signed agreement of Tilikum’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Community Responsibilities.

This position reports to the Housekeeping Coordinator. Wages begin at $14.20 per hour and goes up depending on experience. These positions are year-round, but hours will vary with the season. The busiest time of the year is from March to October.

Interested? Here’s how to apply.

Interested candidates must complete an online application.

After completing your online application, email a letter of interest to Nancy Outwater/Housekeeping Coordinator.


For more information about employment opportunities in Housekeeping at Tilikum Lodge, email Nancy Outwater/Housekeeping Coordinator, or call Carrie at (503) 538-2763, ext. 114.

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For more information about employment opportunities in Housekeeping at Tilikum Lodge, email Nancy Outwater/Housekeeping Coordinator, or call Nancy at (503) 538-2763, ext. 114.