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Museum Housekeeping Specialist I – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at its Fallingwater location, seeks a part-time museum housekeeping specialist to clean ancillary WPC buildings, offices and interior of museum and perform other housekeeping and basic cleaning duties around the Fallingwater site.

Job Duties

  • Cleans museum and cares for furnishings and collections in accordance with established curatorial and housekeeping procedures as outlined in the housekeeping manual.
  • Oversees the proper arrangement of furnishings, pillows, textiles, and objects, and the placement of other collection pieces, in accordance with established procedures.
  • Reports broken objects, damaged collection items and potential maintenance and safety problems in and around the museum to the Director of Preservation and Collections.
  • Surveys condition of collections and furnishings for wear and dirt and apprises the Director of Preservation and Collections.
  • Keeps equipment and housekeeping storage shelves clean and organized.
  • Cleans Barn, pavilion gallery, ancillary WPC buildings and offices, including mopping, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, emptying trash, changing beds, washing windows, cleaning refrigerator, laundry, etc. as directed.
  • Assists staff with set-up and clean-up for special events at Barn, ancillary buildings and museum.
  • Checks restrooms, kitchen area, entrance area, meeting rooms and other spaces at the Barn during events to assure supplies are restocked and areas spot cleaned as needed.
  • Maintains necessary supplies at the Barn, ancillary buildings, museum and offices.
  • Assists with basic exterior maintenance, such as sweeping and spiderweb removal.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.

Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds.
  • Climbing up and down stairways.
  • Sitting/standing/walking for periods in excess of two hours.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • Understanding of housecleaning using curatorial and preservation policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to use a broom, mop, vacuum cleaner.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Ability to effectively manage time throughout the day.
  • Ability to work with cleaning fluids and other chemicals.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours is required.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a part-time opportunity without benefits.


Starting Rate: $15.38/hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume to and list PT Housekeeping Specialist I in the subject line.

Application Deadline

Until filled

COVID-19 Considerations

Masks are optional within all WPC/Fallingwater locations. We are encouraging vaccinations and will be implementing weekly testing effective March 5, 2022 for those not vaccinated.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.