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Job Title: Housekeeper / Laundress
Posted By: David N. Youdovin
Reference ID: HK-245
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: New York, NY US
Salary Offered: $70,000-$80,000 per year
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: No benefits package is offered
Experience Req: 3-5+

Private Manhattan based family seeks an energetic and experienced live-out Housekeeper / Laundress to provide daily care, laundry, cleaning and light cooking. This position consists of a Sunday through Thursday schedule, 10 - 11 hours per day. The Primary responsibilities include care and attention to the family’s laundry needs and wardrobe management including ironing, steaming, and light seamstress duties as needed. An energetic and detail-oriented nature with superb organizational skills is essential to succeed in this role. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a semi-formal home alongside other household staff, and will be able and willing to work in a home with four school-aged children.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (leather, furniture, antiques, etc.)
• Daily cleaning, care and upkeep of home; all aspects of general housekeeping
• Maintaining residence for guest readiness at all times
• Laundry services and dry cleaning management as needed
• Procuring household supplies; including grocery shopping and stock level management
• Running errands and carrying out special requests as needed
• Heavy organization throughout the home including pantries, kitchen, closets, etc.
• Light nutritious family-style breakfasts and lunches for the children
• Assisting in the daily care, nurturing, feeding and supervision of the three children as needed

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; Spanish a PLUS
• Excellent references required from previous employers
• Minimum 3 - 5+ years related experience working in a private home in a similar role or roles for a private family
• Knowledge of fine fabric care (cashmere, silk, linen, etc.) and understanding designer clothing to ensure proper care
• Confident and proficient in operating a sheet press and steam iron; knowledge of mending clothing
• Light, healthy, and fresh cooking skills required for the children
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Physically agile; able to navigate an expansive residence
• Must be willing to learn; must be able to take direction as well as be a motivated self-starter
• Valid Driver’s License a PLUS
• Valid Passport a MUST; willing and available to travel with the family both domestic and abroad as needed
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
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