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Molly Markow

Housekeeping Assistant

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency

Position Title: Housekeeping Assistant

Reports To: Housekeeping Manager

Location: Saugatuck, MI

Position Classification: Seasonal, Full Time, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $13.65/hr

Revised February 2021

Ox-Bow School of Art is an 111-year old art school and artists’ residency. The Housekeeping Assistant position supports the upkeep of excellent standards of hygiene and sanitation throughout campus. The primary tasks of the person filling this position will be to clean indoors campus facilities per CDC-recommended standards. The Housekeeping Assistant will have a careful eye for detail and aesthetic considerations, ensuring that Ox-Bow’s spaces are both functional and cheerful. Working closely with the Housekeeping Manager, the Assistant will have the opportunity to offer their ideas on best cleanliness practices and systems. The person in this seasonal, full-time position can either live on campus during working months or commute from a local residence. This position will run from mid-May to late-August, and may include evening and weekend hours.


  • Clean common areas, stairwells, hallways, bathrooms per CDC recommendations
  • Sweep, mop, wipe down surfaces
  • Turnover lodging spaces in between guests, including cabins and dorm rooms
  • Laundry
  • Take out trash
  • Organize costume closet
  • Clean windows and other cleaning detail work as assigned
  • Maintain an excellent level of aesthetic care and special touches for all student and guest spaces
  • Other housekeeping duties as assigned
  • Provide support for special events as assigned by Housekeeping Manager and Campus Director


  • Experience in housekeeping or related professional area


  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Must be a team player, able to work independently as well as in a group
  • Must be innovative, reliable, patient, tenacious
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and routinely lift housekeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 40 lbs
  • Must be able to travel to and from Ox-Bow Saugatuck campus and/or various vender locations in the West Michigan region
  • A passion for the arts preferred

Working At Ox-Bow

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, founded in 1910, offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers. Our campus is nestled on a peninsular interdunal wetland in Saugatuck, MI. With programs that target degree-seeking students, professional artists and those new to the field, Ox-Bow builds a supportive frame in which artists can push their practices in new directions. Ox-Bow’s community is expansive and ever-evolving. Working at Ox-Bow is a unique experience. Our staff consists of both year-round and seasonal positions. Some staff live on campus during their working months, while others commute or work remotely both within the state of Michigan and beyond.

Working at Ox-Bow is working at the intersection of education, hospitality and culture. Together we seek to create a welcoming environment that nurtures the creative process while building community across generations, career stages, disciplines and identities. With over 100 years of arts education behind us, we have a vast community of alumni, including staff, students, resident artists, faculty, and community supporters, who love and care for Ox-Bow. Working at Ox-Bow is to become part of that community, and help sustain a historic non-profit arts organization for current and future generations of artists and art lovers.

At Ox-Bow we have a vision to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, lend their creativity, and work in support of an evolving, yet historic, art school. We pride ourselves on thinking and acting creatively, and recognize that part of what makes us a unique place for both our staff and students, is the talent and dedication of our employees.

Ox-Bow is committed to diversity and inclusion, we believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity and national origin and work to reflect that in our classrooms, programming, faculty, staff and board.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. Ox-Bow does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Saugatuck