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Room Attendants - Summer Operations 2014 - Ancillary Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014
Date of Posting: 
February 6, 2014
Summer Operations 2014 - Ancillary Services
Room Attendants
Hours of Work: 

Up to 40 hours per week on an irregular rotating schedule

$10.40 per hour (includes vacation pay)

Late April to September 2nd, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island has a vibrant conference and accommodations operation during the summer months and we would like you to be part of it!  From May through August, we open our doors to thousands of visitors from all around the world.  Our residences turn into a successful hotel-like operation, which provide accommodations and services for a wide variety of conferences, tourist and sporting groups.  We also offer meeting space to various groups from on and off campus. We strive to provide the best service to our clients while proudly representing UPEI, Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island.

We’re looking for hard working, energetic, service oriented people to join our team of Room Attendants.  Room Attendants are a valuable part of our operation, contributing a great deal to the overall guest experience.  They work behind the scenes to ensure rooms are ready and clean, and as front line staff that interact directly with our guests on a regular basis.  You will also be part of a larger team that knows how to have fun, works hard, takes pride in their work, and provides great customer service.

The Benefits:
• Learn about and work in the exciting hospitality industry
• Work as part of a team that is focused on the guest experience
• Build your customer service skills
• Flexible shifts that fit your schedule (especially if you are taking classes)
• Employment for the entire summer with a guaranteed minimum number of hours.
• You get to work on campus, which is a great place to be in the summer
• Build your resume with work experience from a reputable employer like UPEI
• Work for great people who care about you and your work experience


Room Attendants are responsible for
• Cleaning and preparing rooms for guests
• Assisting in the laundry services area. This involves making beds, tidying rooms, washing floors, emptying garbage, cleaning kitchens and washrooms, laundry services, along with other related duties. 
• These and other duties are a critical service component of the operation, and form part of the bigger picture of ensuring our rooms and residences are prepared and that our guests enjoy their stay.

(Note: Room Attendants may be selected for cross-training to fill in the Guest Service Attendant position on occasion when necessary)


• Positive attitude, energetic, courteous, with good attention to detail and good work ethic
• Experience in the tourism/hospitality industry would be an asset, particularly in the area of housekeeping
• Able to work well independently and within a team environment
• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekdays, weekends, holidays
• Familiarity with UPEI’s residences, the University campus, Charlottetown and PEI.

Must be available for employment up to and including September 2nd, 2014.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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