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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Professional Career Nanny Needed- Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park)

Professional working couple in Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park) is seeking a full-time, live-out Nanny to care for their two young children. Schedule is Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm, with occasional flexibility for a date night or overnight when the parents are traveling on business a big plus (but not a deal breaker). Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Overall care of two young children—child development, reading, playing games, planning fun activities, coordinating playdates, etc.
  • Take children to and from school, activities, and playdates
  • Preparing meals with an emphasis on healthy, organic nutrition
  • Overall household and family organization projects (i.e.: storing and/or donating clothes when outgrown, toys, etc.)
  • Finding age appropriate classes, activities, and suggestions to discuss with the parents
  • Travel with the family on occasion
Ideal candidate is a true professional career Nanny who is social, outgoing, interested in child development, adaptable, a good communicator who is confident yet respectful of the parents’ decisions, dependable, and a team player who is willing to pitch in wherever needed (though childcare is the top priority). Applicants ideally should drive and have own reliable vehicle (though family is open to providing a car). Salary is DOE; paid vacation and holidays offered, and family is open to offering health insurance. Start date is asap, but flexible for the right candidate. To apply or for more details, please email info@alteregoconcierge.com.

Full-Time Housekeeper Needed in Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park)

Sweet family of four is seeking a full-time Housekeeper to care for their single family home in Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park). Schedule will be Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week (likely 7am-3pm). Housekeeper must be child-friendly, comfortable caring for the family’s dog, and have basic Internet skills (i.e.: ordering supplies online, using applications such as Instacart for groceries, etc.)

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Daily deep cleaning and maintenance of the home (washing floors, scrubbing bathrooms, wiping down the kitchen, laundry, ironing, changing linens, etc.)
  • Walking the family’s dog twice daily
  • Maintaining inventory and restocking supplies when needed
  • Assisting with packing/unpacking suitcases when family travels
  • Handling family’s dry cleaning (picking up/dropping off)
  • Overseeing and managing vendors
  • Other duties as needed, such as wrapping gifts, etc. 
Housekeeper should speak good English, be very detail oriented and an excellent deep cleaner, and ideally be looking to make a long-term commitment. Compensation is DOE and family offers great benefits (paid vacation and paid holidays); health insurance is also an option for the right candidate. Ideal start date is as soon as possible, but family is willing to wait for the right person. To apply or for more details, please email info@alteregoconcierge.com.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Full Time Live In Housekeeper Needed- Chicago, IL (North Suburbs)

Private Family in the north suburbs of Chicago is seeking a Full-Time, Live-In Housekeeper to join their team. Schedule will be 45-50 hours/week and flexibility is required. Ideal candidate is energetic, has a positive, can-do attitude, a strong work ethic, is detail-oriented, and works well autonomously.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·      All aspects of general housekeeping including deep cleaning
·      Supervising and directing other housekeeper(s)
·      Maintaining home to be ready for guests at all times
·      Laundry, ironing, care of delicate fabrics, packing/unpacking for frequent travel, dropping off dry-cleaning, and seasonal wardrobe maintenance
·      General household organization (closets, pantries, cabinets, etc.)
·      Preparing fresh, healthy meals and snacks for family
·      Conducting household inventories and purchasing supplies and groceries
·      Coordinating with vendors and contractors regarding household maintenance and repairs
·      Assisting with dinner and cocktail parties (family typically has one/month)
·      Greeting guests, answering phone calls, taking messages, receiving mail and packages
·      Running errands and managing special requests
·      Indoor pool maintenance such as tidying the deck, etc.
·      Traveling to family's other homes as required

Requirements:
·      A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a large, formal home
·      Experience properly caring for fine art, antiques and furniture
·      Experience polishing fine surfaces such as marble, silver, and crystal
·      Must love working with children
·      Pet-friendly (dog)
·      Must have a valid driver’s license
·      Must know how to swim

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Start date is ASAP.

Full-time Executive Housekeeper/Laundress Needed- Winnetka, IL

Full-time Executive Housekeeper/Laundress needed for wonderful private family in Winnetka, IL. This role will have a heavy focus on laundry and ironing responsibilities, and ideal candidate will have some experience with minimal seamstress duties (such as sewing a replacement button on a pair of pants, etc.). Seamstress experience is not a requirement though so applicants who cannot sew are still welcome to apply.

Schedule will be Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, with occasional help needed on Saturdays (sometimes up to two Saturdays per month for 3-4 hours).

Responsibilities include:
  • Cleaning the kitchen, family room, and mudroom
  • Laundry and ironing of fine clothing and linens
  • Sewing or helping to handle minimal tailoring of clothing items as needed
  • Coordinating with the House Manager and other household staff to make sure each room is cleaned and organized in a timely manner
  • Tending to daily deliveries of mail, packages, or dry cleaning and greeting guests
  • Cleaning the finer areas of the home, organizing the closets, or working on seasonal projects
  • Occasionally running errands such as grocery shopping or picking up dry cleaning

The ideal candidate demonstrates a tremendous work ethic, is honest and trustworthy, and has great communication skills. Applicants must have 2-3 years of prior Housekeeping experience, be willing to perform a paid cleaning trial, and be flexible to work on holidays upon request. Salary is dependent upon experience and includes a performance-based bonus, health insurance, and 2 weeks of paid time off. To apply or for more details, please email info@alteregoconcierge.com. The family is looking for a Housekeeper to start as soon as possible, but will be flexible to wait for the right fit.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Full-Time Private Chef Needed- Winnetka, IL

Family in Winnetka, IL is seeking a full-time Private Chef to join their fully-staffed home. The Chef will be responsible for cooking for a 2-4 adults—handling grocery shopping, menu planning and preparations, as well working special events and parties. 

The schedule will work on a two-week rotation and is as follows:

Week 1:

Monday 5:30am-8pm
Tuesday 5:30am-8pm
Wednesday 5:30am-1pm
Thursday Off
Friday Off
Saturday 6:30am-8pm
Sunday 6:30am-8pm

Week 2:

Monday Off
Tuesday Off
Wednesday 12pm-8pm
Thursday 5:30am-8pm
Friday 5:30am-8pm
Saturday Off
Sunday OFF

Ideal candidate has extensive experience (2-4+ years) in formal dining/service as well as within private residences. Applicants must be flexible to travel (for up to 2 weeks at a time), work on holidays when needed, and be looking to make a long-term commitment. All candidates MUST be pet-friendly, drive, and have own reliable transportation to/from work. Salary is commensurate with experience (full benefits offered) and start date is ASAP. To apply or for more details, please email dan@alteregoconcierge.com.