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Full-Time Executive Housekeeper: $65K+ and Benefits

Glen Ellyn, IL Full Time

Family living in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with four children is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented full-time executive housekeeper who will efficiently clean a 10,000 square foot residence. Schedule is on Monday – Thursday at 9:00am – 6:00pm or 10:00am – 7:00pm and Fridays at 8:00am – 4:00pm or 9:00am – 5:00pm (depending on preference of housekeeper and commute to work). Flexible to work occasional additional hours and weekends. Overnights are required approximately 2-4 weeks per year (staff rotate during family travel to ensure someone is at residence to take care of dogs). The ability to work around the family’s schedule while at the same time cleaning and organizing in an efficient manner is important. Candidates must be comfortable working around children and dogs. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff (e.g., house manager, private chef, housekeeper, etc.), experienced working with principals that are around residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important), adept at organizing and general cleaning, knowledgeable with cleaning various surfaces and artwork, experienced assisting with entertaining at family’s residences, skilled with laundry, proficient with ironing and experienced with light cooking for family when chef is off work. Candidates with many years of private full-time executive housekeeper experience working in a 10,000+ square foot or larger residence is required. Uniform is required (e.g., white or black collared shirt, black or khaki pants, house shoes). Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Strong knowledge of proper care for various surfaces

• Cleaning and preparation of guest bedrooms

• Sweep, scrub, mop and polish floors

• Vacuum carpets, rugs and draperies

• Dust and polish furniture and fittings

• Knowledge of cleaning artwork

• Clean metal fixtures and fittings

• Empty and clean trash containers

• Dispose of trash in a sanitary manner

• Clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers

• Wipe down glass surfaces

• Wipe down refrigerators, wine fridge, mini fridges, etc.

• Dispose of expired food in refrigerator, freezer and pantry

• Cooking for family on days when chef is off work

• Make up beds and change linens as required

• Tidy up rooms

• Organize closets, storage, etc.

• Keep cleaning supply, household and food inventory

• Keep light bulb inventory

• Change light bulbs

• Sort, wash, load and unload laundry

• Iron and press clothing and linens

• Sort, fold and put away clean laundry

• Maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition

• Monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements

• Wash dishes and clean kitchen according to agreed hygiene standards

• Clean appliances

• Manage dry cleaning, dry cleaning inventory and inspect clothing upon return

• Occasional errands for house manager (e. g., dry cleaner, seamstress, florist, etc.)

• Declutter as directed by house manager and/or principals

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Polish silver

• Assistance with minimal entertaining

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Understand the importance of maintaining discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos along with ability to write simple correspondence.

• Technology proficient (e. g., email and text messages for communication, search engines for choosing resources, etc.)

• Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend

• Professional with good attitude, hard working and pleasant to be around

• High energy level

• Active and fit

• Discreet and calm demeanor

• Non-smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

• 5-10+ years of full-time housekeeper and/or executive housekeeper experience

• Minimum of two-three references

• Eligible to work in the United States

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 5-10+ year commitment)

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence

• Fluent in English

• Safe vehicle for transportation (required to get to and from work daily)

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• Willing to run extensive background checks and drug tests

COMPENSATION:

• $65K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience)

• $200 per overnight net (while working overnights at main residence) • Health insurance

• Life insurance

• 401K

• Two weeks (10 days) PTO

• 8 government holidays paid

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise

 

Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number) and letter(s) of recommendation if you feel that you meet ALL of the requirements. Submit through our website at www.strollersandstilettos.com/job-opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Position: Full-Time Executive Housekeeper: $65K+ and Benefits

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL




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