The William Butterworth Foundation is now hiring for         a Part-time Housekeeper. 


Two historic homes, once belonging to John Deere’s descendants, are now operated by the William Butterworth Foundation. Butterworth Center &  Deere-Wiman House serve as year-round sites for 1) quality educational and cultural events; 2) tours for local, national, and international visitors; and 3) meeting space for non-profit organizations valued at over $400,000 annually.


Under supervision of the Buildings Supervisor and with work direction from the Head Housekeeper, the Part-time Housekeeper helps provide a safe and clean environment through routine and deep-cleaning efforts at four sites, assists with set-up and cleaning before and after activities, protects and preserves historic interiors and artifacts, and extends an ongoing spirit of hospitality and assistance to visitors and staff.


Ideal candidates will have a good work ethic, enjoy working in a beautiful historic space, and have a flexible schedule.



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To apply, submit an application or resume (including contact information for three professional references) to Jan Stoffer, Director of Operations & Administration, at


Applications may also be completed or delivered at the Office Entrance at Butterworth Center (1105 8th Street).



Review of applications begins March 5, 2018.

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