Butlers are a specialized type of household staff responsible for efficiently running a formal household and meeting the employer’s personal needs. A butler is the embodiment of courtesy, discretion, and etiquette.
MoniCare butlers are well-educated and have professional training in the field. Their knowledge ranges from formal serving protocol and household maintenance to personnel management and fundamental accounting skills. Our butlers understand the importance of flawless social etiquette, privacy, confidentiality, and problem solving.
Butler duties include many practical tasks. A butler position is very personal and hands-on, including such duties as personal shopping, wardrobe maintenance, correspondence, travel arrangement, and chauffeur service.
Other butler duties include:
Answering the residence phone
Receiving and greeting guests
Serving meals and drinks
Setting and serving a formal table
Caring for wardrobe
Packing and unpacking for trips
Coordinating travel arrangements
Managing household budget
Paying household bills
Planning and executing social events
Maintaining the wine cellar
Caring for fine china, art, and antiques
Supervising other household staff
Supervising outside vendors and contractors
Managing home repairs and maintenance services
Overseeing the home security system
We place butlers for long-term come-and-go and live-in positions, full-time only (a minimum of 40 hours per week). The butler’s full-time annual salary is $40,000-$80,000 depending on credentials, experience, and duties.
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Review our Fee Schedule. The fee includes a full search, extensive background check, and long-term guarantee. We commit to conducting another full search at no additional cost to you in the unlikely event that a hired candidate becomes unavailable or does not work out.
MoniCare is a premier Estate Staffing Agency based in Chicago. Since 2003, we have been placing exceptional estate personnel with clients in the entire United States.
MoniCare participates in a number of Estate Staffing industry events throughout the USA to recruit the finest candidates for come-and-go and live-in positions. MoniCare selects estate professionals who are flexible and adaptable, and have extensive experience in living and working in diverse environments. Our candidates travel for client interviews to all the states and are willing to relocate upon hire.
Estate managers are top-level household staff, responsible for managing a large household or multiple properties for the same employer. They maintain a high level of service, working directly with the employer. Estate managers act as the head of all household staff, supervising gardeners, housekeepers, chefs, and other domestic care workers, usually in more than one location.
MoniCare estate managers are knowledgeable in personnel and property management. They also have a wide range of expertise in project management, event planning, accounting, budgeting, landscaping, and security system management. Estate manager candidates typically have business, engineering, or property maintenance backgrounds.
Household managers coordinate the smooth operation of your household, anticipating and managing daily family challenges. Hiring a household manager with MoniCare is a convenient solution for businessmen, busy professionals or families with school-age children.
MoniCare professional household managers are experienced in household duties, administrative tasks, and home maintenance. Our candidates’ work background includes hotel or restaurant management, office administration, personal assistant jobs, and childcare positions.
A domestic couple is a married or committed couple responsible for two or more domestic staff positions in a household, where each individual has a separate position. Some common roles include household manager, butler, chef, cook, housekeeper, and nanny. The couple often completes additional domestic staff tasks as well. This solution is ideal for busy families in need of a strong domestic staffing team.
Domestic couples are usually provided with living quarters that are separate from the main household. In most cases, the couple works the same hours.
Chauffeurs are responsible for driving family members and their guests to business meetings, medical appointments, and social and personal engagements. If the family has children, the driver takes them to school and extracurricular activities.
Chauffeurs also oversee mechanical maintenance and interior upkeep to ensure clean, smoothly running vehicles. Typically, the driver is responsible for maintaining the garage area as well.
Enjoy fresh, nutritious home-cooked meals prepared by a private chef. Our private chefs in Chicago have formal education in the culinary arts and experience preparing cuisine for fine restaurants and formal households. Our household chefs prepare a variety of simple, delicious everyday dishes.
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