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Full-Time Housekeeper: $60K+ and Benefits

Glen Ellyn, IL Full Time

Family living in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with four school aged children is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented Full-Time Housekeeper who will efficiently clean a 12,000 square foot residence. Schedule is on Monday – Friday at 8:00am – 5:00pm. Flexible to work occasional additional hours and weekends. 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 and proficient with ironing. Candidates with many years of private full-time housekeeper experience working in a 10,000+ square foot or larger residence is required. Uniform is required. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate. 


• 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 as required

• Tidy up rooms

• Organize closets, storage, etc. 

• 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

• Wash dishes and clean kitchen according to agreed hygiene standards

• Clean appliances

• Declutter as directed by House Manager

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Polish silver

• Assistance with dogs (e.g., brushing, feeding, walking, etc.)

• Assistance with minimal entertaining 


• 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, 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


• 2-5+ 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 

• 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

• Comfortable with dogs 


• $60K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience) 

• 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), 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: $60K+ and Benefits

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL

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