A private home residence, based in beautiful Lincoln Park, is seeking a dependable and experienced Housekeeper with a strong track record of providing general housekeeping duties. The housekeeper will be responsible for maintaining the principal’s home to the highest standards and will report directly to the House Manager. The housekeeper will ensure that the home is always prepared for the principal and her guests.

What you will do:

  • Thoroughly clean the entire home, including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and all living spaces (Daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal task lists to also be provided)
  • Grocery shopping and running errands, as requested
  • Stocking, organizing and cleaning kitchen and pantry areas
  • Performing regular laundry and clothing care, including sending items to the dry cleaner
  • Help perform regularly scheduled, preventative maintenance on all household appliances and technical systems (House Manager to provide a schedule and instructions)Consistently checking for damaged household goods, light bulb outages, technical problems, and any other household issues and reporting them to the House Manager in a timely manner: The hot water, television, built-in speakers, and temperature controls all must be checked the day before the principal or guests arrive
  • Sorting trash, recycling and compost taking them out daily

Qualifications required for your success:

  • 2-5 years of housekeeping experience
  • Self-starter with strong communication skills
  • Ability to pass extensive background checks and drug testing
  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency in home automation systems preferred

Characteristics to support your success:

  • Strong culture of service
  • Highly resourceful, organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient, deadline oriented and service focused
  • Attentive to family’s preferences and style
  • Ability to maintain discretion with confidential information and utmost respect for family’s privacy
  • Professional presentation of self, positive attitude, calm demeanor and ability to handle responsibilities with ease
  • Ability to develop and maintain solid working relationships with professional and personal contacts
  • Ability to easily take direction and anticipate the needs of the owner and family
  • Flexibility and willingness to work odd hours when necessary

Hours require flexibility:

  • The principal is in residence approximately 75% of the time
  • When the principal is in residence, the successful candidate will need to be flexible and available, working approximately 2 days each week for 8 hours at a time
  • When the principal is not in residence, the successful candidate should be available 2-3 days a week for 4-5 hours at a time

The family is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.


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