Au Pair: a person who exchanges domestic service for room and board: usually in a foreign country in order to learn a new language or learn about another country’s culture
Babysitter: a person employed to care for one or more children, usually on an as-needed basis.
Butler : the head servant of a formal household; manages all aspects of domestic service to employers and their guests; trains and directs household staff.
Carer: a person hired to look after one or more children or adults, including those with a disability or illness.
Chauffeur (driver): a person employed to drive family members and their guests to appointed destinations; keeps employer's vehicles clean, maintained and serviced.
Chef: a person trained in the art of food preparation and cooking, possibly holding qualifications and/or experience (sometimes from a commercial background). This person will be expected to cook to a high standard, preparing food for family, guests, in some case other staff members, along with organizing purchasing of supplies and cleaning the kitchen
Cook: employed to prepare food for family, guests, and, in some cases staff members; assists with supplies and cleaning – often self taught – ‘Cook’ often refers to a staff member employed in a rural environment
Couple: two people, often married, who are hired to perform two different roles in a household: "domestic" couples often combine housekeeper with handyman/gardener, or butler and housekeeper
Estate(s) manager: employed to oversee the operations of an estate, sometimes including secondary properties; organizes the household staff(s); management of estate financial affairs and security arrangements. Depending on the property, this role may require knowledge of agricultural, Esquarian or farming matters
Footman: a male servant charged with attending doors, waiting on tables and running errands
Gardener: The person responsible for the upkeep of the gardens and grounds, including potted plants and the care of interior house plants – sometimes looking after pool maintenance too
Gentleman's gentleman: a male servant charged with directly attending to the daily needs of his employer; accompanying his employer abroad while traveling
Governess: a female servant responsible for the education and guidance of children in a private home, apart from the classics, lessons will often including instruction on proper etiquette and common sense!
Household Manager: a person employed to manage the daily affairs of a private residence; supervising household staff; coordinating contractors, caterers and other visitors.
Housekeeper: a person employed to clean and maintain the home.
Houseman: a man employed to maintain a private residence; makes repairs and does "heavy" housekeeping (removing and cleaning rugs, drapery, etc.).
Maid: a servant frequently described as a woman who cleans a home on a regular basis
Major Domo: the chief servant in a large household or palace; directing all domestic services.
Mother's help: a person employed to provide childcare and household assistance to a parent who is not working outside the home
Nanny: a person employed to care for one or more children in a family home
New Born Nurse: a person employed specifically to care for a new born infant – perhaps for the first six months
Nursemaid: a woman employed to care for children
Personal assistant: a person employed to manage the private daily affairs of another; schedules appointments, arranges travel, plans events, shops for gifts, and runs errands
Personal Protection Officer (PPO): a person employed to provide protection to an individual and his/her family, either working alone or as part of a security team; functions as a driver or chaperone or works exclusively at a residential location
Poolman: responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of swimming pools, fountains, ornamental canals and water features – often now a contracted service
Tutor: a person hired to educate or guide another, often in a specialized subject or area
Valet (pronounced ‘vallay’): a male servant charged with the care and organization of his employer's belongings, particularly his wardrobe.
Wet nurse: a woman employed to care for, and breast-feed, another woman's child