Innkeeper for the Brackett House Bed and Breakfast

Job description

Cornell College invites applications for a full-time innkeeper for the historic Brackett House Bed and Breakfast, located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The innkeeper would be responsible for creating a warm and welcoming environment for guests, with general responsibilities to include all aspects of guest relations (reservation management, guest communications, greeting guests, etc), light housekeeping duties, breakfast menu planning and preparation, and development and maintenance of a comprehensive marketing plan for the B&B. Custodial, laundry, and maintenance duties are contracted through the College and is not part of this position's duties, however this position is responsible for notifying and coordinating repairs as needed with facility services.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required, along with experience in customer service, housekeeping, and food preparation. Previous experience managing a bed and breakfast preferred. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and have a friendly demeanor. Must have a love for maintaining a beautiful, welcoming home for public use. Must enjoy working with the public both in person and on the phone and email. Ethical, dependable and capable of making sound decisions, with very limited supervision. Organized and able to coordinate room reservations. Must be trustworthy and capable of handling payments. Ability to perform light housekeeping duties. Requires ability to be flexible in working hours, including early morning and evening hours as well as on weekends. A passion and commitment for the work, culture, and mission of Cornell College.

Residence in the Brackett House apartment is provided at no cost to the employee.

This position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Job No: 717141
Posted: 2/2/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2018
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