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Job Title: Domestic Couple, Live-In
Posted By: David N. Youdovin
Reference ID: DC-26
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Granite Springs & Saratoga, NY & Santa Barbara, CA, NY US
Salary Offered: $100,000-$180,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Possibility for benefits package
Experience Req: 10-15+

Prominent Granite Springs couple seeks an experienced, highly organized, and thorough Domestic Couple to oversee, manage, and maintain their large 26,000 sqft. estate on 700-acres, inclusive of a large thoroughbred farm. While the property is attached to the farm, the farm is fully staffed and there will be no responsibilities associated with the farm. This position is Live-In full-time. Exceptional accommodations will be provided, including a private room and bathroom in the main house as well as use of the main kitchen.

The principals are in residence roughly 2/3 of the year; spending their winters in Santa Barbara, CA and August in Saratoga. The principals may require that the couple travel with them for a portion of their travels. No children currently live in the residence, however, the Domestic Couple must be comfortable working around children as the couple’s grandchildren and grown children frequently visit. A willingness to work in a household with pets is a must as the couple also has a rescue dog as well as farm animals.

The couple will serve as all around gatekeepers to the principals and have experience working in a formal home as well as knowledge of providing formal service. The role additionally entails housekeeping, light cooking, and concierge, and personal assistant duties. The couple will have a strong desire to be hands-on in residence where a close relationship and a good amount of interaction will be built between the principals and their staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing and providing full-time care of the family’s residence in Granite Springs, NY
• Museum quality cleaning throughout the home with attention to bedrooms, special surfaces and bathrooms, etc.
• Full laundry duties for the couple including washing, ironing, steaming, closet organization, managing a list of garments that have been sent out for professional service, etc.
• Packing and unpacking clothes for travel
• Preparing fresh, simple and delicious meals for the Lady and Gentleman when requested; however, the Lady enjoys cooking as well so there is also a need to work collaboratively in the kitchen with her
• Serving meals and beverages as needed and providing formal service upon request for luncheons, dinner parties, etc. including table set-up, floral arrangements, bartending, wine pouring and pairing and guest greeting & socialization
• Personal Shopping, running errands, and stock procurement
• Heavy organization throughout the home including pantries, kitchen, closets, etc.
• Personal Assistant related duties as needed including shopping, stock level management, special requests, etc.

• Excellent command of the English language; Spanish a strong plus but not required
• Minimum 10 – 15+ years related professional experience serving as a Domestic Couple for a private family
• Exceptional organization skills and multitask management; able to undertake both macro as well as micro projects in and around the residence
• Professional mindset and manor; constant use of discretion and confidentiality a must
• Incredibly “hands-on,” – able to work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong housekeeping experience, including care of antiques and special surfaces, in tandem with the Housekeeper
• Family style cooking and wine knowledge and pairing
• Ability to perform formal and informal food and beverage service
• Able to work in a household with pets as the couple has one dog and the property is attached to a farm
• Valid Drivers Licenses
; confident drivers with zero points with access to personal vehicle; staff car available for professional use only
• Willing and able to travel domestically with principals as needed to Santa Barbara, Saratoga and elsewhere
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
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