Full Time, Staten Island, New York

Who We Are

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (“Snug Harbor”) offers dynamic programming in the arts, horticulture, agriculture, education and recreation for diverse cultures and all ages, on a historic, welcoming campus that is a unique oasis in New York City.  We envision being a nationally visible yet locally impactful cultural organization beloved by all who visit.  We value artistic vibrancy, stewardship, conservation, inclusion, community, communication and discovery.  Located less than 1.5 miles from the Staten Island Ferry and easily accessible by public transportation, Snug Harbor welcomes nearly 500,000 visitors each year to explore our gardens, grounds and galleries.  Our 83-acre campus features 26 architecturally significant buildings and 14 distinctive gardens, including a traditional Chinese garden and a Tuscan garden.  A vibrant cultural hub, Snug Harbor is also home to several non-profit institutions, artists’ studios and small businesses.  Founded in the 19th century as a charitable rest home for sailors, today Snug Harbor is a growing, must-see destination.


SHCC seeks a full-time seasonal Housekeeper with experience in commercial cleaning and provides support to the Supervisor of Housekeeping. This person must have the ability to interact with supervisors and co-workers as well as constituent organizations and tenants on site.


Perform all necessary cleaning as listed but not limited to:

  • Floors – wash and wax as needed
  • Carpets – Vacuum all carpeted areas in buildings daily
  • Garbage Removal – Remove garbage from inside buildings as well as exterior garbage receptacles
  • Windows – Clean and dust windows and window sills as necessary
  • Bathrooms – Clean and restock bathrooms as needed
  • Move and lift objects up to 50lbs.
  • Assist in snow removal and ground maintenance including plowing, shoveling, and salting.
  • Assist in inventory control of equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in daily departmental and site wide operation as needed and assigned by the Supervisor of Housekeeping.


The qualified candidate for this position must have a working knowledge of cleaning supplies and equipment such as vacuums and floor polishers.

  • Demonstrate an ability to work well with others and follow directions
  • Valid driver’s license, is a plus
  • Some experience in general cleaning of a public facility
  • Personable, a team player, and organized

Due to Executive Order 225 & 317 all employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, proof of vaccination is required.


$15.00 per hour, approximately 39 hours per week. Snug Harbor offers a generous vacation/holiday schedule and participation in the Cultural Institutions Retirement System pension plan.


Qualified candidates should complete the employee application form by visiting https://snug-harbor.org/jobapplication/. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Snug Harbor celebrates and commits to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.  We value and seek the strengths of human variety across communities, in programming, with staff, the Board of Directors, volunteers, artists and visitors. Snug Harbor strives to build a culture of diversity of voice and representation, authentically inclusive spaces and equity for all. Snug Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.