Responsibilities

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.

We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Executive Housekeepers and check every reference. We practice “full disclosure” which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.

It is important to us that you feel confident that the Executive Housekeeper you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your home as well as your personal belongings and private information. We also work closely with you to understand your family’s unique needs so that we can match you with an Executive Housekeeper who will be a great fit.

The duties of an Executive Housekeeper may include completing the tasks below as well as supervising, training or assisting additional housekeepers or other staff.

  • Cleaning
    • Supervise and train other Housekeepers in the home
    • 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
  • Cooking
    • Assisting with the cooking and serving for special events
  • Possible Additional duties
    • Ironing
    • Managing household supplies
    • Occasional or backup childcare
    • Caring for household pets
    • Running Errands, such as grocery shopping
    • Sewing

Compensation

Compensation for an Executive Housekeeper is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties and hours included in the Executive Housekeeper’s job description.

Salary

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.

Benefits

Some families choose to provide benefits for Executive Housekeepers, which may include:

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical insurance

What clients and staff are saying

“We have been so happy with all of our employees to-date.  Sharon just keeps working out better and better! She is a force of nature.” —Lauren

“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

 

FAQ

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. Depending on your specific needs, you may also wish to consider a Butler, Domestic couple or even a Personal Assistant as alternatives to an Executive Housekeeper in caring for your home.

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