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Full-Time Housekeeper: $50K+ and PTO

Northfield, IL Full Time

Family with main residence in Northfield, Illinois (North Shore suburb of Chicago) is seeking an experienced, trained, organized and detail oriented Full-Time Housekeeper who will efficiently clean a 35,000 square foot home. The ability to work around the Principals and kids’ schedules while at the same time cleaning and organizing in an efficient manner is important. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, discreet and ability to clean without disturbing Principals, collaborative and willing to work with other household staff (full-time estate manager, full-time executive housekeeper, personal assistant, etc.), understand the importance of discretion (confidentiality agreement is required), adept at organizing and general cleaning, knowledgeable with cleaning various surfaces and artwork, skilled with laundry, proficient with ironing, seeking longevity (e.g., seeking 5+ year commitment) and highly professional. Schedule is on Tuesday at 7:30am-4:00pm, Wednesday at 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday at 1:00pm-10:00pm, Friday at 5:00pm-10/11:00pm, Saturday at 4:00pm-10:00/11:00pm and flexibility to work occasional Sundays. Highly flexible candidates are required and must be willing to agree to work later evenings and additional days whenever needed (mainly when family is in residence). Housekeeper is responsible for laundry, ironing, organization, tidying and cleaning, stocking inventory (e.g., fridges, toiletry items, household items, etc.), assisting with and extremely comfortable with pets (dogs and cats) and kids (high school aged children). Candidates also must have experience with zoning residence. Candidates must be comfortable working around older children, dogs and cats. Candidates with many years of private full-time housekeeper experience working in 15,000+ square foot or larger residences is required. Staff vehicle is provided by family for transporting children and running errands. All other full-time domestic employees work on weekdays. Family is only interested in local candidates. Uniform is required (e.g., black or khaki pants, black or white collared shirt, etc.). Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.


• Overall cleaning and organization of 35,000 square foot residence

• 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

• Make up beds and change linens

• 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 to Estate Manager

• Wash dishes and clean kitchen according to agreed hygiene standards

• Clean appliances

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

• Declutter as directed by Estate Manager

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Polish silver

• Run errands (e. g., dry cleaner, seamstress, florist, groceries, etc.)

• Meal planning and preparation for family

• Assistance with dogs (e.g., walking, letting out, feeding, brushing, taking to vet and groomer, etc.)

• Assistance with cats (e.g., feeding, brushing, taking to vet and groomer, etc.)

• Assistance with entertaining at family’s residence


• 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

• Collaborative to work in fully staffed residence (e.g., Estate Manager, Personal Assistant, Executive Housekeeper, etc.)

• 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


• 5-10+ years of full-time 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 in Northfield (north shore suburbs of Chicago)

• Fluent in English

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• Willing to run extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks and drug tests

• Comfortable with dogs and cats


• $50K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience)

• $20 per hour net for hours worked over 40 hours per week

• Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation days

• Seven 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), letter(s) of recommendation and professional photo if you feel that you meet all of the requirements. Submit through our website at We look forward to hearing from you!

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Position: Full-Time Housekeeper: $50K+ and PTO

Location: Northfield, IL

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