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Full-Time Houseman: $46K+ and Benefits

Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL Full Time

Family in Lincoln Park of Chicago is seeking an experienced, collaborative, organized and detail oriented Full-Time Houseman who will efficiently assist full-time housekeeper clean a 12,000 square foot single family home. The ability to work around the Principals and kids’ schedules and activities while at the same time working in an efficient manner is important. Applicants need to be a “go getter” and willing to take initiative, honest, trustworthy, collaborative to work with household staff (House Manager/private chef, family assistant, housekeeper, etc.), adept at organizing and general cleaning, knowledgeable with antiques and artwork and understand the importance of maintaining discretion. Schedule is on Monday-Friday at 8:30am – 4:30pm. Flexibility is required to work occasional later evenings and weekends when family is entertaining at residence. Candidate with many years of experience working in a 10,000 square foot or larger home is required. Family will provide uniform for houseman. Start date is middle to end of May 2018. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Clean, wax and buff wood floors (training provided) 

• Clean, vacuum and mop all floor surface areas 

• Clean bathrooms – Wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers

• Perform various landscaping duties/outdoor maintenance – Anything aside from what landscapers are responsible for seasonally, including cleaning grill every Friday, power washing courtyard, using leaf blower when gardeners are not present, salting and shoveling snow in winter, etc. 

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

• Minor household repairs and monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements

• Change light bulbs and ballasts and maintain light bulb inventory

• Answer door, accept deliveries, and get mail daily 

• Administer maintenance and cleanliness of gym facilities/exercise room

• Maintain organization of storage rooms

• Return clothing to each family member’s closet 

• Unload both dishwashers daily, maintain household inventory, as well as stock refrigerator 

• Uphold kitchen cleanliness including cleaning of various items, as well as monthly deep cleans of ovens 

• Walk dog daily 

• Required to climb ladders to reach tall ceilings, so candidate must not have a fear of heights 

• Responsible for assisting with holiday decor 

• Perform and assist with other cleaning as needed and willing to assist other domestic staff when necessary 

• Responsible for occasionally running errands if needed by house manager/family assistant/etc.

• Perform and assist with other cleaning as needed and willing to assist other domestic staff when necessary 

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. Ability to answer phones in a professional manner. 

• Technology proficient (e. g., email and text messages for communication, as well as working in Asana, etc.)

• Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. 

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

• High energy level

• Active and fit 

• Discreet and calm demeanor 

• Non-smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

• 2-5+ years of full-time houseman experience 

• Minimum of two-three references

• Eligible to work in the United States

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 2-5+ 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, drug tests and motor vehicle checks

• Comfortable with dog 

COMPENSATION: 

• $46K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications)

• Health insurance stipend 

• Paid vacation days 

• Paid government holidays 

• 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 www.strollersandstilettos.com/job-opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Position: Full-Time Houseman: $46K+ and Benefits

Location: Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL

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