Employment Opportunities


Housekeeping positions at BMSC

Location: Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Date Posted: 05-Jun-18

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is searching for house-keeping crew to fill positions for the upcoming season, for full time and holiday relief. The positions are ten-month terms that could be recurrent based on the person and the organizational fit. We operate from February 1 to December 15.

This position involves working under minimum supervision, and performs cleaning and minor maintenance tasks to ensure that facilities are maintained with regard to safety, sanitation and appearance.


  • Cleans by dusting, mopping, washing, vacuuming, polishing, brushing, disinfecting or scrubbing all surfaces of furniture, furnishings, floors, walls and other surfaces and restocks cleaning and washroom supplies.
  • Washes or sweeps exterior entry ways as needed or directed.
  • Cleans glass surfaces not requiring the use of scaffolds or safety devices.
  • Cleans and maintains wax and polish finishes on floors, furniture and fixture surface coatings.
  • Clears and cleans waste containers and disposes refuse and recyclables in marked bins or designated areas.
  • Move furniture and equipment as required in performance of duties.
  • Change and replenish linens, uniforms, and towels as required.
  • Wash, dry and fold laundry.
  • Operates all manner of hand and power tool to obtain effective performance.
  • Requests and stores cleaning supplies and materials and provides routine maintenance on cleaning tools and equipment.
  • Reports furniture, fixtures and other facilities in need of repair.
  • Facilitate community use groups.
  • Operation of housekeeping van to aid in the performance of above duties.
  • Assists in maintaining security of facilities.

Performs other assigned duties that are within area of knowledge and skills required by the job description.


  • Working knowledge of WHMIS legislation and WCB regulations
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationship with staff, clients and students
  • Physical capacity to carry out duties of the job description
  • Able to operate related equipment
  • Willing and able to work all shifts, including weekends, as required.

Current rate is $14.43 per hour.

We require all interested applicants to submit a current CV with references. Applicants will be contacted in early April for interviews and to arrange a 3-day ‘paid tryout’ for the positions, with meals, basic transportation costs and accommodations being provided by the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

Please submit your application to Les Jmaeff