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The Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society is a charitable organization, whose mission is to preserve Craigdarroch Castle and bring its stories to life. Craigdarroch Castle is a designated National Historic Site with annual visitation of 140,000 and is open year round providing a wide range of visitor services to an international clientele.

Craigdarroch Castle seeks a part time Housekeeper

Housekeepers at Craigdarroch Castle are responsible for the day to day cleaning and presentation of the house, both for visitors and staff alike. As part of your duties you ensure that washroom facilities are clean, tidy, and presentable. You vacuum the carpets, dry mop the hardwood, and dust the furniture and paneling. You may also assist with occasional cleaning of the Museum's period rooms and light maintenance duties around the building and grounds. 

Housekeepers must be energetic and outgoing - you work constantly in the public eye and are always willing to provide assistance or to answer a question. You have sound knowledge of housekeeping tasks and equipment and are physically fit.

You are respectful, friendly, and well presented and work well with other members of the team. You are flexible and resourceful, and adapt readily to changes in your environment. You work independently and manage your time efficiently to set and accomplish your goals.

Workdays are Sunday through Thursday with occasional evening shifts during the summer or for special events. Total hours are 25 hours per week. Remuneration is $15.12 per hour and the successful applicant is required to join CUPE Local 3136. Anticipated start date is early September 2017.

Please forward your electronic or paper letter of application and resume by 4:30 pm August 22, 2017

John Hughes

Executive Director

Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society

1050 Joan Crescent

Victoria, B.C.

V8S 3L5


Please note that only those candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


For people interested in helping out in these positions but are not looking for employment there are year round opportunities to volunteer at Craigdarroch. As a non-profit we are grateful for any volunteer assistance in any of the above mentioned positions. Thank you for your interest in Craigadarroch Castle.

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Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

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Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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We are open daily from 10am – 4:30pm, with extended hours from June 15th to September 6th (9am – 7pm). (Please note that we are closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st)

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