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Job Title: Domestic Couple, Live In
 
Posted By: David N. Youdovin
Reference ID: DC-39
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Merion Station, PA US
Salary Offered: $125,000-$150,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package effective after 90 days of employment; 2-weeks paid vacation
Experience Req: 3-5
 
Description:

Prominent family seeks an experienced, highly organized, and thorough Domestic Couple to oversee, manage, and maintain their 18,000 sq ft home inclusive of a tennis court. This position is live-in, full time, 5 day work schedule from Tuesday to Saturday. The ideal candidates will have overriding flexibility to work extended hours and weekends upon request.

The couple will serve as all around gatekeepers to the principals ensuring all aspects of the home are adequately operating at all times. The role entails housekeeping, laundry, cooking, serving, cleaning, and managing and overseeing construction, vendors and maintenance repairs. The ideal candidate will have experience cooking healthy, Kosher breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as have extensive experience serving in a formal home. The candidates must be comfortable serving Mr and Mrs, as well as their 4 children at home. The couple will have a strong desire to be hands-on in residence, understanding when to be present and when to work more behind the scenes.

Accommodations will be provided in the form of a separate, private 1 bedroom apartment with a private kitchen and entrance within the residence.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing and providing full-time care of the family’s residence
• 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, healthy and Kosher meals daily for the principals and their children
• Providing formal service and meal preparation 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, stock procurement and special requests, etc.
• Heavy organization throughout the home including pantries, kitchen, closets, etc.
• Ability to work in tandem with vendors, contractors, other domestic staff, etc.
• Driving the principals as requested to and from appointments, errands, meetings, etc.
• Any and all other duties or requests related to the needs of the principals and household
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong cooking and presentation skills with an emphasis on healthy, simple and kosher-based meals
• Excellent command of the English language; excellent written and verbal skills, Hebrew a PLUS
• Minimum 3 – 5+ years related professional experience serving as a Domestic Couple for a private family
• Culinary experience and CPR/First Aid certifications are a MAJOR PLUS
• 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
• Museum quality cleaning abilities required
• Strong property management skills including maintenance, carpentry, handyman/houseman skills and landscaping
• Knowledge of and ability to perform formal food and beverage service
• Flexible in scheduling; OK to work both long hours and overtime as needed
• Valid Driver’s License
; confident driver with zero points, one candidate must be willing and able to drive client and family members as needed
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
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