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Job Title: Gardener / Cook / Housekeeper / Handyman; Individual or Domestic Couple
 
Posted By: David N. Youdovin
Reference ID: HL-4
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Sarasota, FL US
Salary Offered: Dependent on Experience
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 2-3+
 
Description:

Private family seeks an experienced Gardener / Cook / Housekeeper / Handyman to assist in the daily management, upkeep, care, procurement, cooking and general assistant of their primary residences in Lake George, NY and Sarasota, FL. The ideal candidate can either be one person or a Domestic Couple. This position consists of a rotating schedule seasonally between Lake George, NY and Sarasota, FL. It is Live-Out while residing in Sarasota, FL during the months of October to May. During the summer months of May to October, it will be a Live-In position in Lake George, NY where private accommodations will be provided. This position consists of a five-day flexible workweek with OVERRIDING flexibility for early or late hours as needed and requested.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General organization of day-to-day activities
• Caring for and providing full-time care for two large estates depending on the season
• Coordinate maintenance with service providers for an expansive property with citrus orchards, tropical gardens, a private-lagoon, pools and beach-front property
• Working with and collaborating with outside vendors to efficiently complete projects
• Additional gardening and property maintenance responsibilities as needed and requested
• Creating fresh seasonal meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the principals as needed and when requested
• Supply procurement and supply level management for the pantries, stock closets, refrigerators, etc.
• Handling all shopping, preparation, service and clean up for all meals
• Overseeing all elements of hospitality, food and beverage service within the residence on a daily basis
• Personal shopping, running errands, and concierge work
• Managing all vendor and contractor relationships including calendaring, accounts payable, project management, etc.
• Coordinating complex travel arrangements, both domestic and abroad
• Additional garden, culinary-related and housework duties and responsibilities as needed and per request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superior communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Bachelor’s or Culinary degree from an accredited 4 year College or University a MAJOR PLUS
• Minimum 2 - 3+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private home or family
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Experience working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion is required
• Experience working with gardens and landscape in a coastal environment a PLUS
• Must be extremely well-versed in all aspects of landscape maintenance; adept in maintaining citrus orchards
• Experience in the hands-on application of lawn and garden treatments
• Must be physically able to preform duties such as planting, pruning, etc.
• Knowledge of lawn equipment usage and maintenance
• Strong fresh, seasonal and health-conscious cooking skills; ability to replicate any dish
• Must be hygienically conscious; know how to properly handle food (i.e. no cross contaminating etc.)
• Must be able to fully manage kitchen cleaning, stocking, serving, maintenance, etc.
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems, including Office, Internet and email
• Able and willing to work in an environment with family and grandchildren often present
• Adept in operating smart home technology and accompanying systems; specifically simple automation & Nest technology
• Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record required; comfortable operating cars and boats alike
• Valid Passport; willing and available to travel with the family both domestic and abroad as needed
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
Keywords: Gardener / Cook / Housekeeper / Handyman; Individual or Domestic Couple, Sarasota, Live-Out
 
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