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Job Title: House Manager / Housekeeper
 
Posted By: Aleth Boisset
Reference ID: HM-107
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Upper West Side, NYC, NY US
Salary Offered: $65,000-$75,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
Experience Req: 7-10+
 
Description:

Private Upper West Side family with three school-aged children seeks a motivated, thorough, detail-oriented and experienced House Manager and Housekeeper to assist with the coordination, management, cleaning, laundry, light cooking and maintenance of their four bedroom residence and ensure it is in pristine guest readiness condition at all times. This role is primarily Monday – Friday from roughly 11am – 7pm, with OVERRIDING flexibility to work additional hours as needed. The ideal candidate is able to accommodate a shift in working hours to 12pm – 8pm or 1pm to 9pm, once or twice weekly and is open to working one or two weekends per month.

A detail-oriented nature with strong communication and organizational skills are key to succeeding in this role. This individual will serve as an all around gatekeeper to the principal, managing care and cleanliness of the residence, as well as vendors, contractors and additional management of the home. A hands-on approach and a strong sense of confidence in one’s abilities are key. The candidate must be comfortable working in a more laid-back, informal environment, while still maintaining a level of utmost professionalism. While the children are in residence part-time, the candidate should expect to prepare light family-style meals for the children and occasionally the Principal. No travel or pet care is required for this role.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serving as an all around gatekeeper to the principal
• All aspects of general housekeeping and deep cleaning of residence with laundry needs for the principal, and occasionally the children; sending out delicate items for professional care and ensure their safe return
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, brass, fine artwork, etc.)
• Light cooking and reheating meals prepared when needed
• Personal shopping, stock procurement, grocery shopping, running errands, and concierge work
• Demonstrating a hands-on approach to daily household maintenance
• Managing all vendor and contractor relationships including calendaring, accounts payable, project management, etc.
• Oversight of all deliveries, renovation projects and general maintenance of the residence; making client aware of any necessary repairs or purchases that are beyond the scope of the household staff
• Ensuring the proper care of fine art, furnishing, and wardrobe management and oversight
• Supervising renovations within the home, as well as additional home-related projects


 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 7 – 10+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private estate or family
• CPR / First Aid Certification a major PLUS though no childcare is required for this role
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Experience providing laundry services and ironing
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Willing and able to work in a home with school-aged children
• Technology savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems and smart home technology; adept in operating smart home technology
• Light cooking and food reheating as needed, ability to accommodate gluten free cooking REQUIRED
• Strong time management skills and task prioritization; able to take on all tasks both large and small
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
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