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Part-Time Housekeeper/Cook: $40+ per hour and Benefits

Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL Part Time

Family living in Lincoln Park of Chicago with three elementary school aged children is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented Part-Time Housekeeper/Cook who will efficiently clean a 5,000 square foot residence. Schedule is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am to 6:00pm. Flexibility with hours and scheduling is required. Housekeeper needs to be willing to housesit occasionally when family is traveling. 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 small dogs. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative to work with domestic staff, 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 cooking healthy meals. Candidates with many years of private part-time and/or full-time housekeeper/cook experience working in a 5,000+ square foot or larger residence is required. Family will be moving into 17,000 square foot residence in approximately 2020, which will require an additional full-time housekeeper. Staff vehicle is provided by family for running errands. Full-Time Nanny/House Manager works five weekdays per week. Uniform is required (e.g., white or black collared shirt, black or khaki pants, house shoes, etc.). 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

• Dinner preparation for family (e.g., clean, healthy, organic, etc.) 

• Make up beds and change linens as required

• Tidy up rooms

• Organize closets, storage, etc. 

• Keep cleaning supply, household and food inventory (use inventory for creating lists to run errands)

• 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

• Run errands (e. g., dry cleaner, seamstress, grocery store, dropping off donations, etc.)

• Declutter and organizational projects 

• Take items for donation, as directed by Principal 

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Polish silver

• Cleaning up and organizing outdoor living spaces (e.g., rooftops, decks, etc.)

• Assistance with small dogs (e.g., vet appointments, grooming appointments, walking, feeding, cleaning dog run, etc.)

• Housesit a few times per year (assist with dogs, maintain residence, etc.) 

• Minimal assistance with entertaining (e.g., meal preparation, helping during event, clean up, etc.) 

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:

• 2-5+ years of part-time and/or full-time housekeeper experience with one consistent family 

• 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 in Lincoln Park 

• Fluent in English 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

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

• Comfortable with small dogs 

COMPENSATION: 

• $40+ per hour gross (based on background and experience) 

• Overnight rate (when house sitting)

• Health insurance stipend optional, if desirable to candidate

• Three weeks PTO (coinciding with family vacations)

• 4 government holidays paid (if they fall on Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required) 

 

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 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: Part-Time Housekeeper/Cook: $40+ per hour and Benefits

Location: Lincoln Park • Chicago, IL

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