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Job Title: Laundress
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: LM-20
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: NYC, NY US
Salary Offered: $55,000 - $60,000 per year plus COMPETITIVE annual discretionary bonus
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full non-contributory benefits package effective after 90 days, 2-3 weeks vacation
Experience Req: 5-7+
 
Description:

Private Upper East Side family seeks a capable Laundress to assist in the daily schedule of wardrobe and laundering services. This is Full-Time position with a five-day workweek, Monday – Friday, roughly 09:00am – 5:00pm with OVERRIDING flexibility for additional hours. The ideal candidate is willing and able to work in a residence with both children and pets.

Responsibilities include:
• Wash, laundering, steam-ironing, ironing, and closet organization throughout the residence
• Packing and unpacking clothes for travel, both domestic and abroad
• Extensive wardrobe organization
• Managing list of garments which have been sent out for professional service; creating systems to organize dry cleaning receipts and expenses
• Overseeing vendors and contractors
• Running errands and carrying out special requests as needed
• Procuring household supplies; including grocery shopping and stock level management
• Additional Laundress associated roles and responsibilities as needed and upon request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language and communication skills, both written and verbal; Spanish a STRONG plus
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 5 – 7+ years related experience working for a private family in a formal home
• Knowledge of fine fabric care (cashmere, silk, linen, etc.)
• Proficiency operating a commercial sheet press and professional steam iron
• Excellent ironing & steaming skills a must for care of bespoke clothing
• Extensive experience in care with fine clothing, uniforms etc.
• Professional mindset and the utmost discretion
• Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team consisting of other stuff members
• Able and willing to work in a child-friendly and pet-friendly environment
• Flexibility with hours and scheduling; willing to work overtime as needed
• Willing and able to travel to second residence of the family upon request
• Legally able to work in the United States
 
 
Keywords: Laundress
 
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