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Monday, April 30, 2012

Full Time Live In Housekeeper Needed- Northfield, IL

Private family in Northfield seeking a full-time live-in OR live-out housekeeper/cook for their family of five.  Housekeeper will be responsible for the daily maintenance of the home, as well as helping to prepare meals for the family. Daily tasks include but are not limited to:


  • Daily cleaning of the home
  • Preparing/cooking meals--being an overall help in the kitchen
  • Organizing the home
  • Laundry, ironing, and wardrobe maintenance
  • Light household maintenance
  • Household errands and grocery shopping
  • Traveling with the family to their vacation homes

Ideal candidate must have previous experience working in a private home, and excellent references. Family has multiple homes, so candidate MUST be willing to travel. Housekeeper will work Thursday-Monday at family's vacation home 2 hours away. Must have valid driver's license and ideally have own car though not a deal breaker. Candidate will work 40-50 hours a week, with flexibility to work nights and weekends. Candidate will have separate bedroom/bathroom/living area in the home. MUST be cat and dog-friendly, and comfortable working in a household with children (school-aged). Salary $20-22/hour. IMMEDIATE hire. 

Weekday Chef Needed for Temporary Position- North Shore of Chicago

Large North Shore home looking for a temporary private chef for their home immediately. Candidate will work Monday-Thursday, lunch and dinner, beginning ASAP until early to mid-June. Family eats a variety of cuisines so ideal chef is well-versed in many types. Must be child and pet-friendly (cats and dogs). Fully staffed household. Salary DOE.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Full Time Live Out Nanny Needed- Lake Forest, IL


Full Time Nanny needed for wonderful Lake Forest family. Family looking for a loving nanny to grow with them and their 4 children.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:

-Overall care of the children
-Taking the children to and from activities and school
-Light housekeeping
-Errands related to the children
-Laundry related to the children
-Helping the children with their homework as needed
Ideal candidate is looking for a long-term position. The family owns multiple residences out of state, so the Nanny MUST be open to traveling frequently. College degree is a must, and previous experience in long-term positions is essential. Family is looking for a nanny with 8+ years experience.  Salary is DOE. Nanny MUST be currently located in the Chicagoland area--NO exceptions. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Full Time Live Out Career Nanny Needed- Wilmette, IL

Full Time Career Nanny needed for busy Wilmette family of 3 school-aged children with two working parents. Duties include daily childcare, transportation, light housekeeping, errands related to the children, and kid-laundry. Ideal candidate is looking to be a team player and pitch in wherever needed, but childcare is the top priority. While children are at school, nanny will be in charge of scheduling appointments, classes, play dates, and overall organization related to the children. College degree is a must, and early education background is a huge plus. Family is looking for a nanny with 8-10+ years experience. This is not a position for the short-term--nanny should be interested in this as a career. Nanny should also be flexible for extensive travel.  


Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8-6, with flexibility required on occasion. Salary is $52-65,000/year, with room for growth. As always, all candidates must be legal to work in the US and meet all other requirements above in order to apply for this position. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Full Time Executive/Personal Assistant Needed- Chicago, IL

Private Chicago Employer seeking a full-time executive/personal assistant for newly formed office. Duties include:


  • Daily office needs--phone and email correspondence, filing, calendar scheduling and maintenance, and sorting mail
  • Account management (office supplies/machines/vendors/payables/etc.)
  • Acting as a liaison between home and Family office—working with Principals, Estate Manager, Drivers, etc.
  • Coordinating heavy travel schedule—private/commercial flights, car service, lodging/hotels, luggage shipments, itinerary preparation and maintenance
  • IT Support- must be proficient with PDA/Smartphones and computers



Ideal candidate is extremely professional, punctual, reliable, honest, efficient, and able to anticipate needs/requires little micro managing. Assistant should also be tech savvy, resourceful, and able to work autonomously from office yet comfortable working with a formally staffed household. This role is for a true team player that is able to offer full support to the employer—occasional late evening calls or weekend availability is a must.

Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8-5, with flexibility and accessibility when needed. Salary is $70-100K, DOE, plus paid vacation, performance based bonus, and health insurance. Start date is ASAP. Great opportunity for long-term growth.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Full-Time House Manager Needed for Formal Residence in Downtown Chicago

Private entrepreneurial couple in downtown Chicago are seeking a highly experienced, formally trained House Manager for their Chicago home. Duties include overall hands on residential maintenance in conjunction with 2-4 other staff members as well as servicing and repairs, coordinating and overseeing events/parties, light cooking, driving, household errands, overseeing staff, managing the daily flow of duties and expectations, cleaning, etc. House Manager will be overseeing the staff, but this is a very large property that requires all hands on deck when it comes to cleaning. House Manager MUST be comfortable working in an extremely formal work environment and ok wearing a uniform. Must be able to wear a lot of hats in order to make the home run smoothly. Calm yet professional demeanor is needed! 

Schedule is Monday-Friday, 10-8 (when employer is in residence, shorter hours when not), live out with flexibility required for weekend events and entertaining. Ideal candidate has very long-term references, 7-10/years of experience and formal training at a school would be preferred. Salary is $60-95K, DOE, plus full benefits package. Start is ASAP!