Other Jobs in the Strip Club Part 4: House Mom

Jun 9 2012
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I’m Jennifer McCumber, author of Freedom V, feature columnist for ED Publications Magazine and I’m leading the movement for exotic dancer development all over the world.

I would like to start off by saying that it is absolutely vital for a club to have a GOOD house mom.  House mom’s take care of the dancers in the dressing room like a manager cannot, and they minimize drama and any funny business going on behind the scenes!

I know that I depended on my house mom for many things, and that when I went to a club that did not have a house mom, it was a lot more difficult to get things done.  The culture among the dancers was also less like a family and more like a group of stray cats fighting for food!  House moms can add that special family touch if your club needs a culture of unity and working together, if you hire the right house mom!

The house mom’s responsibilities vary depending on the club, and most clubs do not have this position. Usually it will be open to older women who have danced in the past or women who simply want to earn some extra cash. At my club, we have a house mom who is in her 30’s, and others who are in their 50’s or 60’s.

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The dancers LOVE a wonderful house mom who takes care of them!

A house mom’s responsibilities can include:

1.  Cooking dinner for all of the dancers and staff (this is not required at most clubs), but if you have a mini-kitchen in your dressing room or close by, it’s perfect for keeping everyone fed!  Like your momma would!

2. Collecting house fees (most clubs get this at the door when a dancer walks in)

3.  Keeping track of attendance

4.  Helping with feminine issues such as makeup, a broken shoe, cuts and scrapes, etc.

5.  Maintaining order in the dressing room and ladies restroom.  This is important because a good house mom knows how to rally and motivate the dancers in the dressing room to get out on the floor and work together to do their best!

House moms accept a tip out from all of the dancers and staff, and can make anywhere from $100 to $700 per night. At my club we have 3 or 4 house moms who alternate shifts.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO USplease comment on the blog below with any questions or concerns that you have!  Strippers from around the world are bound to chime in on the discussion!

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This is Jennifer McCumber Here wishing you the best of success!

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    • 16 Responses to “Other Jobs in the Strip Club Part 4: House Mom”
      1. Jenn says:

        Give me some sugar ladies! Make your comments and questions here!

      2. Jennifer: great/excellent segment on house moms, as well as previous ones on waitresses, bartenders!!!….and don’t forget FEMALE Door Managers, and alternatively Female Management (assistant, shift, or Gen)

        • Jenn says:

          Thanks Winston! You are awesome! I appreciate the feedback! YES! After this video I’m going to jump into a sexy stripper dance wear series and then come back around with jobs for MEN in the strip club and also management and executive positions – I was hoping to get some interviews in LAS VEGAS at the EXPO to make it authentic! Know any good bouncers or execs that would be willing to promote their club/position on our site? XO!

      3. Bianca says:

        Good video; I agree with you Jennifer. I am former feature dancer. I have traveled all across the USA and Internationally and have worked in all types of clubs and clientele. I have retired from dancing and I feel that I would be a great house mom because of my background. Before I got into dancing I worked in jobs in the hospitality industry on a management level. I know house moms are valuable! The problem is, you just don’t open up the newspaper and see jobs for house moms! Craigslist has very few listing as well. Any ideas Jennifer on how a good potential house mom might get a position? I am willing to possibly relocate for the right position. Thanks!!

        • Jenn says:

          Bianca – GREAT questions! Thanks for your comments! They are always welcome!

          A good way to make a GREAT impression and possibly get a job house-moming is to call up and visit your local clubs. Get the names of the managers and speak with the ones who have the power to hire you. Put together your professional resume. A problem that I’ve seen club owners talk about is having house mom’s that are unreliable and/or steal. Show them with your presentation, resume, and attention to detail that you are worth hiring!

          It will take a little investigation because you are right – they don’t exactly put out ads for these sorts of things. Let me know what you find and GOOD LUCK!

        • Jenn says:

          I would like to add – if you made any really great relationships featuring, call up some of those contacts as well. It couldn’t hurt to ask if someone you know that likes you needs a house-mom! If they don’t need a house mom maybe they know someone who does!

      4. Danielle says:

        If there are multiple house moms alternating during a shift, what is the best way to evenly divide tips amoung them? Or would I tip a certain percentage which would be split amoung the house moms?

        • Jenn says:

          Danielle – that is a GREAT question! The best way to do it is to hand them some money personally depending on the percentage of money you have made during the time they are working, and also depending on their level of service to you as well. It’s always better to tip people personally rather than relying on house moms to split it up for you. You’ll get better results with the personal touch! The tricky part about tipping out is – you want to show that you are a tipper and that you appreciate someone so they work harder for you – but then if they don’t end up working harder for you and help you out – that is when you give them minimums. You want service to be attached to your tips along with whatever percentage of income you make because these people HAVE to know that there is incentive with you and if they take care of you, you will take care of them!

      5. Bianca says:

        Thank you for the feedback!

      6. Michael Carl Tanner says:

        Outstanding information for all those who are thinking of dancing, and for club owners.

      7. Miss Debra- house mom says:

        Love your video on house moms. I worked at Club Secrets in N.Miami, Florida, for about a year, but had to move to Denver Colorado. I am presently trying to find a position at a Denver club. I miss my girls so much. I am a really good house mom and make costumes as well. If anyone has any ideas for me please email me at: debracolecchia10@email.com or call me at 970-343-0235, and please leave a message if I don’t answer.If anyone is interested in costumes I have at least 35 already rhinestoned costumes, my prices are from$30.00 and up, depending on how much work is required. I try to keep the prices as low as possible. I can also rhinestone your already owned costumes if they need some BLING.

        • Jenn says:

          Miss Debra – thanks for your feedback! You rock! Good luck on finding a club in Denver and let me know how it goes! Don’t forget to send your girls here so they can get on their A GAME! XO!

      8. Sherri D says:

        I am opening a club across from the New Hollywood Casino in Columbus, OH and need a House Mom. Your websight has been very informative about how to highlight the Entertainers in the best way. Thank you again.

        • Jenn says:

          Sherri – Thanks for the positive input and comment! Your responses and critiques are ALWAYS welcome! Good luck with finding a house mom and hopefully you’ll get a few quality ones coming your way that have looked at this post! Let me know if you have any questions about dancer education as well! XO!

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