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Job Title: Domestic Couple
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: DC-36
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Southampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $120,000-$150,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package effective after 90 days of employment; 2-weeks paid vacation
Experience Req: 3-7+
 
Description:

Private family seeks an experienced and “take-charge” Live-In Full Time Domestic Couple on a 5-day Flex schedule to provide cleaning and care for the interior and exterior of their Southampton Estate. The exact hours and days will fluxuate according to the family’s schedule and the couple will be expected to travel to the Southampton Estate during the summer and on weekends during the fall as well as traveling to Aspen on occasion during the winter months. A private studio apartment will be provided in the same building as the family’s penthouse when staying in NYC and a two-bedroom apartment is available in the Hamptons.

The family dynamic consists of Mr. and Mrs., six young-adult children ages 19 through 27 and two school aged children as well as a Labrador. Some childcare for the younger kids is required. The Couple must be extremely hands-on in terms of housekeeping and childcare with the ability to work as part of a team and interact with various other household staff, as well as directing other staff as necessary. Managing seasonal and part-time housekeepers when the family is in-residence will be a part of the role. Family-style cooking for the family and occasional guests is required. While there are nannies to assist with the family’s younger two children, willingness to assist with childcare is required.

The ideal candidates are driven, motivated and self-starting. All housekeeping duties will be assumed, with a “no task to big or too small” attitude.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General housekeeping, upkeep of residence and organization throughout the home on a full time basis
• Procurement of household supplies, including grocery shopping, running family errands, etc.
• Laundry and ironing duties; superb knowledge of sheet press, ironing, etc.
• Providing constant attention to the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen; ensuring in clean and immaculate condition at all times
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, brass, etc.)
• Ability to craft and implement a cleaning and maintenance schedule throughout the home
• Scheduling and overseeing vendors as necessary
• Event planning and project management
• Comfortable working with small children
• Pet-friendly environment, the family has 1 dog that will require care from staff members
• Cooking skills a PLUS but not required
• Any and all duties and responsibilities related to the Head Housekeeper as needed and upon request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers; longevity ideal
• Minimum 3 - 7+ years related experience working in a private home in a similar role or position
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to work with and oversee additional Housekeeping staff
• Knowledge and experience with formal food service REQUIRED; one partner must have strong culinary skills
• Hands-on interior and exterior maintenance and overseeing vendors and contractors as needed
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; over-achieving attitude
• Driving principals, children and guests locally and to airports in the area
• Proficiency in both Mac and PC operating systems, familiarity with the use of smart home systems
• Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work long hours and over time as needed
• Willing and able to work in a home with children and pets; moderate pet care of a Labrador is required when family is in-residence
• Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record with zero points on license. No car necessary, a vehicle will be provided for use
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel with the family to their secondary residence a major PLUS – overriding flexibility with scheduling; willing to work long hours and overtime as needed/upon request
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Domestic Couple, Live-In, NYC, Southampton
 
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