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Full-Time Housekeeper: $55K+ and Benefits

Ravenswood/Lakeview • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family living in Ravenswood/Lakeview of Chicago with three young children is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented Full-Time Housekeeper. Schedule is on Monday – Friday at 7:00am – 3:00pm. Housekeeper is required to work occasional later evenings and weekends when family is entertaining at residence. Flexibility is required for the position. 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 dog (Black Lab). Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff (e.g., two full-time nanny/house managers), 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 residence, skilled with laundry and proficient with ironing. Candidates with many years of private full-time housekeeper experience working in 5,000+ square foot or larger residences is required. Both parents have extremely demanding work schedules and careers. The family will be gut renovating their residence, which will likely begin in June 2018 and take six or more months to complete. Staff vehicle is provided by family for transporting children and running errands. Two full-time nanny/house managers work rotating schedules to provide coverage for family seven days per week. These are newly created positions and we are staffing all positions for family (e.g., two full-time nanny/house managers and full-time housekeeper). 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 management of 5,500 square foot residence in Ravenswood/Lakeview

• 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 Nanny/House Managers and/or Principals

• 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 Nanny/House Managers and/or Principals

• 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 dog (e.g., walking, letting out, 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

• 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 Ravenswood/Lakeview

• Fluent in English

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

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

• Comfortable with dog


• $55K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience)

• $25 per hour net for hours worked over 40 hours per week

• Health insurance stipend, if needed or desirable to candidate

• 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: $55K+ and Benefits

Location: Ravenswood/Lakeview • Chicago, IL

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