The job description for hotel housekeeper includes maintaining and cleaning rooms and public areas, delivering various items to guest rooms, changing bed sheets and restocking room supplies. Hotel housekeepers might also be required to vacuum, polish floors and dust throughout the hotel.
Common hotel housekeeper job duties also include preparing carts with enough sheets, towels, garbage bags and other toiletries for each room that needs to be cleaned. Once beds have been stripped of dirty sheets, they should be made according to the hotel's specific style, if there is one. Housekeepers might also be required to spray air freshener and arrange toilet paper according to hotel regulations.
An individual isn't required to have a formal education in order to carry out the duties of a hotel housekeeper. Once hired, new housekeepers and maids accompany those who are more experienced to gain on-the-job training. As they progress, housekeepers are given more responsibilities and duties.
To carry out the duties required of a housekeeper, an individual should have an eye for detail, be thorough, be able to work and interact with a variety of people, and possess good manners. Hotel housekeepers should also have the stamina required to work on their feet for long periods of time carrying out such tasks as scrubbing, dusting and stretching.