Join Our Team!

We require a cover letter and resume. Please read this entire posting for full details.

Happy Earth Cleaning Co-op is looking for full-time home cleaners to start as soon as possible! We are a local, employee-owned co-op providing eco-friendly cleaning services in the Minneapolis area.

Mostly, we are a community of writers, illustrators, performers, musicians and artists who happen to clean for a living. For our employees we create a supportive work environment, a respectable atmosphere, a humanitarian focus, the chance to grow as a person while protecting the earth, and a decent day job with the opportunity to become part-owner of our cooperative.

You might be a good fit for Happy Earth if you are:

  • Compassionate, ethical, and respectful

  • Open, communicative, and understanding

  • Creative inside and outside the workplace – able to find solutions to unexpected obstacles

  • An aspiring leader with a desire for promotion (We promote from within!)

  • A resourceful, independent worker who innovates techniques to work smarter

  • Able to drive for work every day - MUST HAVE A RELIABLE VEHICLE (Driving time can be split among the staff, but every employee must be prepared to drive each day)

  • An animal lover (Customers often hire us for the love and respect we show their pets)

  • A safe driver with an excellent driving record and a clean criminal record

  • Excited to learn and able to take feedback (We don't require any previous cleaning experience!)

  • Looking to be part of a diverse workforce supportive of all races, religious backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations, etc.

  • Able to stand for extended periods of time, bend, reach, and lift 25-30 lbs.

Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • $16+/hour (plus tips!), based on relevant experience, which currently includes $3/hour in pandemic hazard pay.  

  • Regular reviews, yearly raises, and opportunities for promotion

  • Mileage reimbursement ($0.545/mile) for driving your own car

  • Full-time hours (32 - 40/week), Monday - Friday (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM), NEVER evenings, overnights, weekends, or federal holidays

  • Supportive environment, friendly and caring teammates

  • Opportunities to use your art skills - we have staff-designed T-shirt contests and we create an Earth Day comic book every year!

  • Opportunity to become a part-owner of Happy Earth; we are an employee-owned co-op!

  • After 90 days: 6 paid sick days and a Costco membership

  • After 1 year: Paid vacation (1 week after 1 year, 2 weeks after 3 years, 3 weeks after 5 years)

  • Simple IRA Match Fund retirement option

  • Free rental of eco-friendly equipment and supplies

  • Paid development time for working on event planning, new company initiatives, leadership training, or other community-driven projects that aren’t exclusively cleaning-related


Please take a moment to introduce yourself in your cover letter and tell us why you want to work for Happy Earth Cleaning. The cover letter doesn't need to be fancy or formal, just something that tells us a little about who you are and why you want this position.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


How to Apply

Download a Word (.doc) version of our application. Send completed application, cover letter and resume to

1822 Como Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(612) 516-7112

Hours: 9AM - 5PM, M - F

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We are the only green cleaning cooperative in Minnesota.

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