Becoming a Town + Country Housekeeper
If you have significant professional experience overseeing the cleaning and maintenance of large homes, particularly those with several staff members, we’d love to hear from you! Town + Country represents the best Executive Housekeepers in the business. We will take the time to understand you and your unique strengths so we can present you in your best light to our clients.
Town + Country is the Bay Area’s most established and largest staffing agency. Most of our clients are repeat customers or referrals from their family and friends. Because of these long-standing relationships we are able to provide you with access to the best jobs in the Bay Area.
Our clients come to us seeking the best Executive Housekeepers in the Bay Area, and we deliver. Most of our clients want Executive Housekeepers with several years of professional experience. For most assignments, qualified candidates will have been in a similar position for at least two to three years, although we do occasionally have unique positions with varying requirements for experience or education. In any case, it’s best if your experience is recent.
We always contact every previous employer to check your references and make sure that all previous employers are able to provide an excellent reference before recommending you to our clients. Also, we conduct thorough background checks prior to our final placements to make sure that everyone feels safe as they enter into a very important relationship.
Finally, Town + Country is here to make the right match. Every family is different and each Executive Housekeeper brings a unique combination of strengths, skills and experiences. We’re here to make sure that every match we make is rewarding for both our clients and our Executive Housekeepers.
An Executive Housekeeper oversees the overall appearance and cleanliness of a formal or multi-staffed household. An Executive Housekeeper has specialized knowledge in housekeeping, cleaning and caring for fine furnishing, valuables and artwork and typically has experience working in multi-staff and large homes with many demands. Executive Housekeepers must have excellent communications skills as well as a professional demeanor and appearance.
The duties of an Executive Housekeeper may include completing the tasks below as well as supervising, training or assisting additional housekeepers or other staff.
- Upkeep of the interior of the home and the immediate areas
- Polishing furniture, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and baths
- Performing deep cleaning tasks or supervising other staff to ensure deep cleaning is done properly
- Laundering clothes and other household items
- Changing sheets and maintaining household linens
- Polishing the silver
- Upkeep of outside areas such as patios, porches and walks
- Assisting with the cooking and serving for special events
- Possible Additional duties
- Managing household supplies
- Occasional childcare
- Preparing and serving simple meals
- Caring for household pets
- Running errands, such as grocery shopping
Compensation for an Executive Housekeeper is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience you bring to the position and the duties and hours included in your job description.
Full-time Executive Housekeepers typically earn between $62,000 and $72,000 plus benefits. Part-time Executive Housekeeper typically earn between $30 and $35 per hour.
Some families choose to provide benefits for Executive Housekeepers, which may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation
- Medical insurance
What candidates, clients and staff are saying
“Town + Country is a great resource for Nannies, Housekeepers, Estate Managers or Personal Assistants to get connected with San Francisco’s finest families. The background requirements are more stringent than elsewhere, but it is definitely worth it. Town & Country works with many families over long periods of time, therefore knowing the business very well.” —Tina
“Hiring an Executive Housekeeper is a highly personal decision. We help clients assess their unique needs and develop a profile of the ideal candidate. In our screening we take into account a candidate’s experience and personality to find the right fit.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources
Which positions are similar to an Executive Housekeeper?
Executive Housekeepers, like Housekeepers, are responsible for keeping a home clean. Executive Housekeepers may also be responsible for managing other household staff and administrative duties such as scheduling and supervising trades people and repairs, purchasing household supplies, keeping household budgets and paying bills. Housekeepers typically do not have the managerial skills of an Executive Housekeeper. A Butler, Domestic couple or even a Personal Assistant may also be alternatives to an Executive Housekeeper.