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Job Title: Laundress
 
Posted By: Aleth Boisset
Reference ID: LM-16
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: NYC, NY US
Salary Offered: Dependent on Experience
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full non-contributory benefits (medical, dental & vision) effective after 30 days
Experience Req: 3-5+
 
Description:

Private family seeks an experienced Laundress to provide wardrobe and laundering services in their household. The schedule consists of a five-day workweek, Monday – Friday, roughly 8am to 5pm. The overriding need for flexibility is a must.
Primary responsibilities include the care and attention to the family’s laundry needs and wardrobe care including ironing, steaming, and light seamstress duties as needed. The ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of the care of fine fabrics and couture fashion. An energetic and detail oriented nature with superb organizational skills is essential to succeed in this role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Daily care and laundry for the family’s wardrobes including hand washing dry cleaning, tailoring, etc.
• Detailed ironing, steaming and care of wardrobe closets throughout residences
• Preparing clothing for travel, both packing and unpacking
• Resolving laundering issues including stain removal and additional challenging fabric care
• Caring for the house linens for special events
• Efficiently organizing closets and linen cupboards; organizing /maintaining seasonal wardrobe closets and linens
• Managing the laundering supplies and keeping a current inventory at all times
• Organizing and managing the receiving and sending of any items for dry clean or tailoring
• Assisting the family & household staff with general service & duties as needed and upon special request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3-5+ years related experience
• Knowledge of fine fabric care (cashmere, silk, linen, etc.) and understanding couture and designer clothing to ensure proper care
• Confident and proficient in operating a sheet press and steam iron; knowledge of mending clothing and fine fabrics
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; proactive mindset
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Willing and able to work in a home with children and pets
• Valid Driver’s License a PLUS
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
Keywords: Laundress
 
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