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Weekend housekeeper needed at Holy Wisdom Monastery Retreat and Meeting Center—part time position

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 land conservation program? Holy Wisdom Monastery’s retreat and meeting center is looking for a part time housekeeper. Duties include: housekeeping, meeting room set up and clean up, and general custodial work.

Holy Wisdom Monastery, located in Middleton and overlooking Lake Mendota, is a non-denominational Christian spirituality center with a thriving overnight retreat and meeting facility. The campus is situated on 130 acres of rolling prairie and woods. The property includes a lake, nature trails and two buildings used by groups for meeting space, overnight accommodations and meals. More information is available at http://benedictinewomen.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 in order to check the reservation system to know what rooms need to be cleaned for incoming guests.

Pay for the position is $15/hour. Work schedule will typically be Friday-Sunday, approximately 18 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 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.


  • Some housekeeping or custodian experience
  • Physical strength and endurance to perform the tasks of the position
  • Friendly
  • Dependable
  • Reliable transportation
  • Computer literate
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • High school graduate

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