Part-Time Housekeeper: $40-45+ Gross Per Hour

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Family with main residence in Lincoln Park of Chicago is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented part-time housekeeper who will efficiently clean 6,000 square foot residence. Schedule can be a combination of two, three, four, or five days per week. Family is flexible for housekeeper’s preferred days and hours (e.g., 20-25 hours per week). A set and consistent schedule 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 high school / college aged children and small hypoallergenic dog. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative to work with house manager/personal assistant, 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, skilled with laundry, and proficient with ironing. Candidates with many years of private part-time and/or full-time housekeeper experience working in a 5,000+ square foot or larger residence is required. Uniform will be provided for housekeeper. Start date is flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Cleaning and tidying of 6,000 square foot residence
  • Sweep, scrub, mop, and polish floors
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs, and draperies
  • Dust and polish furniture and fittings
  • Clean artwork and fine furniture (following specific care instructions)
  • Clean metal fixtures and fittings
  • Empty and clean trash containers
  • Clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs, and showers
  • Wipe down glass surfaces
  • Wipe down refrigerators, wine fridge, mini fridges, ice makers, etc.
  • Dispose of expired food in refrigerator, freezer, and pantry
  • Make up beds and change linens as required
  • Pack and unpack principals for travel
  • Keep cleaning supply and household inventory
  • Keep light bulb inventory and change light bulbs
  • Laundry for clothing and linens (sort, wash, fold, etc.)
  • Iron clothing and linens as needed 
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition
  • Monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements to house manager/personal assistant
  • Wash dishes and clean kitchen according to agreed hygiene standards
  • Clean appliances
  • Manage dry cleaning, dry cleaning inventory and inspect clothing and linens upon return
  • Declutter and organizational projects, as directed by house manager/personal assistant (e.g., closets, storage, etc.)
  • Clean entryway of home
  • Care for indoor and outdoor plants
  • Polish silver
  • Clean, tidy and organize outdoor living spaces (e.g., rooftops, decks, balconies, pool houses, etc.)
  • Assistance with entertaining (e.g., preparation for event, helping during event, clean up, etc.) 
  • Display seasonal holiday decorations (e.g., Christmas tree and decorations, 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, etc.)
  • Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, climb stairs, kneel and bend
  • Professional with positive attitude, hard working and pleasant to be around 
  • Collaborative to work with domestic staff and principals
  • High energy level
  • Active and fit 
  • Discreet and calm demeanor 
  • Non-smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5-10+ years of recent and consistent part-time housekeeper experience 
  • 2-3+ references from domestic positions
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written communication)
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willing to run extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests, and psychological evaluation 
  • COVID-19 vaccination(s)
  • COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing
  • Comfortable with small hypoallergenic dog
  • Seeking longevity/long term commitment (e.g., at least 2-5+ years)
  • Live a close proximity and commutable distance to family’s residence in Lincoln Park

COMPENSATION: 

  • $40-45+ gross per hour (based on background and experience) 
  • One week (5 days) paid vacation (coinciding with family vacation)
  • 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 professional photo if you feel that you meet all of the requirements.

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