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Job Title: Housekeeper / Girl Friday
 
Posted By: Aleth Boisset
Reference ID: HK-255
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Montecito, CA US
Salary Offered: $70,000-$80,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Possibility for benefits package
Experience Req: 5-7+
 
Description:

Private California family seeks a proactive, responsible, professional, and detail-oriented Live-In Housekeeper to join a team of household staff to assist with the daily cleaning and care of their expansive primary residence. The position is full-time, with two days off per week and overriding flexibility to work additional hours as needed. This individual will be a motivated self-starter and possess a “no task is too big or small” attitude. The candidate must have exceptional time management and task prioritization and will thrive in a high-pressure environment. Candidates must have a detailed knowledge of cleaning standards and products, laundering and ironing, and household equipment. As the position is live-in, a private in-residence apartment will be provided. The ideal candidate must have extensive knowledge of how to care for and clean special surfaces and be comfortable working seamlessly alongside additional staff while reporting to a House Manager.

Responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:
• All aspects of general housekeeping and deep cleaning of residence on a full-time schedule
• Willingness to run routine errands such as dry cleaner, groceries etc.
• Laundry duties inclusive of ironing, organization, steaming etc.
• Demonstrating a hands-on approach to daily house maintenance
• Assisting in formal and informal food service
• Transporting the family’s children to and from school and activities
• Ensuring the proper care of fine art, furnishings, and wardrobe
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, leather, furniture, antiques, brass, etc.)
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English and Spanish languages; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 5 – 7 + years related experience with a private family or in a boutique hotel within a similar role
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Comfortable working in a home with school-aged children and pets; the family has three large dogs
• Polished, poised, and professional; strong time management skills and task prioritization
• Comfortable and confident working in fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record
• Valid Passport required with willingness to travel domestically to the family’s secondary residences and internationally as needed and upon request
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
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