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Guest Services Assistant Needed at Holy Wisdom Monastery’s Retreat and Meeting Center

Do you want to work for a retreat center that has been featured in The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune and also has an internationally awarded conservation program? Holy Wisdom Monastery’s retreat and meeting center is looking for a part time guest services assistant. Duties include: greeting guests, on-site coordination of events, housekeeping, and reservations. A hospitality assistant with food service experience may also occasionally assist in our kitchen.

Holy Wisdom Monastery, located in Middleton and overlooking Lake Mendota, is a Christian spirituality center with an overnight retreat and meeting facility. The campus, situated on 130 acres of rolling prairie and woods, includes a lake, nature trails and two buildings used by groups for meetings, overnight stays and meals. More information is available at http://holywisdommonastery.org/visit/facilities-overview/.

Candidates must be dependable, self-directed, yet function equally well in a team, and be hospitality driven. Candidates must also have some computer proficiency and be able to pass a standard background check.

Competitive pay. Work schedule will typically be Friday-Monday for approximately 4 hours each day, approximately 16 hours each week.

Questions can be directed to Toby Grabs at Holy Wisdom Monastery at 608-836-1631, x 108 or tgrabs@benedictinewomen.org.

Interested candidates should provide a resume and cover letter; in lieu of a resume candidates may stop by the Retreat and Guest House at Holy Wisdom Monastery to complete an employment application form. We are located at 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI  53562. Resumes can be mailed to that address to the attention of Toby Grabs or emailed to tgrabs@benedictinewomen.org. Applications are due October 6, 2017.


  • Some housekeeping or custodian experience, or understanding of housekeeping concepts with ability to learn housekeeping practices using non-toxic and natural cleaning materials
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Dependable
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to clearly communicate in English
  • Computer literate in email programs, MS Office, including Access and Google Sheets
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Food service experience preferred but not necessary
  • High school graduate

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