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Job Title: Seamstress
 
Posted By: Aleth Boisset
Reference ID: LM-17
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Upper East Side, New York City, NY US
Salary Offered: $80,000 per year plus annual discretionary bonus
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full non-contributory benefits package
Experience Req: 1
 
Description:

Prominent Upper East Side family seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Live-Out Seamstress to provide repair, alterations, wardrobe and laundering services. The schedule is Monday though Friday, roughly 9:00am to 5:00pm or 9:30am to 5:30pm with overriding flexibility to work additional hours and weekends when needed. The ideal candidate must possess a proactive and be highly organized with time management skills to efficiently complete delegated tasks and ensure follow-up. Knowledge of haute couture, designer clothing, and fine fabrics is a MUST to ensure their proper care. An energetic and detail oriented nature is essential to succeed in this role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Daily care for the family’s wardrobes including dry cleaning, tailoring, etc.
• Detailed ironing, steaming and care of wardrobe closets throughout residence
• Maintaining closets to perfection; folding and hanging, etc.
• Preparing clothing for travel, both packing and unpacking
• Resolving laundering issues including stain removal and additional challenging fabric care
• Completing all alterations, hemming and repair of haute couture wardrobe
• Caring for the house linens for special events
• Efficiently organizing closets and linen cupboards; organizing /maintaining seasonal wardrobe closets and linens
• Organizing and managing the receiving and sending of any fine items for outside professional care
• Assisting the family & household staff with general service & duties as needed and upon special request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3 -- 5+ years related domestic experience working in a private home in a similar role
• Knowledge of fine fabric care (cashmere, silk, linen, etc.) and understanding couture and designer clothing to ensure proper care
• Confident and proficient in operating a sheet press and steam iron; knowledge of mending clothing
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; proactive mindset
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
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