Housekeeper job

Household StaffingMontclair, NJ




Job Description

Family of 4 moving to Montclair, New Jersey is in search of a housekeeper to work in their home. The Mrs. of the house will be moving in mid-February and will need assistance unpacking, organizing, and cleaning. The Mr. and his 2 daughters will be moving in May.The Ideal Candidate: The families newhome is a beautifully maintained Victorian house thatrequires exceptional care to ensure old wood is regularly polished, rooms that are not used as frequently are aired out, etc. They will have a cleaning crew come once a week that does basic cleaning The housekeeper will ensure the rest of things that are generally not done by a cleaning crew such as:- Upholstery management regularly vacuuming couches (under cushions), shaking out cushion covers, drycleaning or putting in dryer for freshening as needed-Proper wood-care of antique furniture (polishing with rag as required appropriately with special cleaners)- Dusting collectibles/antiques/art appropriately (weekly)- Sanitize remote controls, door knobs/handles/light-switches (weekly)- Removing garbage and recycling and taking/removing to front of driveway for pick up (2x week)-Interior cabinets- keeping organized and cleaned regularly (bathrooms require monthly full clean out)-Blinds dusting/windows interior including window sills (weekly)-Disinfecting remote controls, door knobs (weekly)-Brass/silver polish as necessary (limited)-Condition leather furniture as needed -Rug maintenance maintaining high quality Persian rugs with appropriate care-Dusting/cleaning crown-moldings, baseboards and ceiling corners (monthly)-Dusting/washing light fixtures and lamps (monthly)-Wash pillows and comforters every 2-3 months (in master suite) and 4-5 months in guest bedrooms-Wood floor management- polishing as required with special products-Interior windows including interior window sills-Clean air vents (fans/heating/cooling)-Clean and disinfect trashcan in kitchen (monthly)-Clean inside microwave (weekly)-Clean inside fridge to throw out spoiled food, spills, etc. (weekly)-Deep clean inside kitchen (every month- hood of stove, stove, oven, disinfect garbage disposal, fridge)-Clean outdoor trashcans (quarterly)-Set up and clean outdoor patio furniture (summer months- putting out or removing cushions) Wardrobe management- Laundry including delicates and hand washing- Steaming/ironing (mostly womens clothes)- Dry cleaning pick up and put away (back on hangers not in plastic)- Taking clothes for repair or light sewing of buttons- Keeping master suite closets organized according to system- Steaming garments regularly to keep fresh- Checking out of season and occasional formal wear to ensure no mothballs, etc- Taking shoes to get polished and repaired as required- Disinfect/clean make up brushes and makeup (monthly)Household errands- Grocery stores and specialty food markets- Pantry and household stocking management- Post office and other errands as required-Removing garbage and recycling bins according to town schedule-Get knives sharpened (2-3x year)-Coordinate deep cleaning services as required (e.g. informing us what needs to get done to maintain high level of care for house such as exterior window washing 2-3 times/year, steam cleaning carpets or upholstery, etc.)Entertainment (2x month max)- Dinner party preparation (setting table, cleaning and taking out China and crystal)- Light food preparation (eg boiling eggs for making deviled eggs, chopping veggies or meat)- Keep table linens clean (spot clean mats/iron napkins)Light childcare- Occasional (perhaps once a week) dropping and picking up of 14 year old daughter from therapy, doctors appointments or after school activities- Occasional pick up from school (1 mile away) in bad weather- Cook or heat up a healthy dinner once a week for teen kids on nights principals aretraveling or working late (usually Monday or Tuesday).What Works Best for Family: A calm personality that can help create an environment of stability and take the stress out of maintaining this beautiful home. The family would need someone who they can work with to define a scope of work and then expect it gets done regularly without having to provide daily instructions (with exception of errands, etc.). They want someone who knows even better than they dohow to properly care for the home and can tell themwhen we should bring in other cleaning services. Must be able tocommunicate well with quick texts as they are often in meetings all day long and can't do regular phone check ins.Requested Duration:Long term
Position Responsibilities
  • Housekeeping: Full Housekeeping Required
  • Cooking: Help Start/Prep for Dinner,Childrens Meals Only,
  • Laundry: Family Laundry,Hand Wash Delicates,
  • Errands: 2/3 times a wk Grocery Shopping
  • Driving: Required
  • Travel: No Travel Required
Position Requirements
  • Work Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (can be full time or part time)
  • Experience: Experience working a similar role
  • References: Minimum of 2 References
Position Compensation
  • Salary: $30/hour
  • Living Accommodations: Live Out
Estimated annual salary


  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.


  • Service OrientationActively looking for ways to help people.


  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Household Staffing


Company - Private




$10M to $25M


Multiple locations


Consulting/(Non-Executive) Management
Human Resources



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