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Job Title: Housekeeper
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HK-289
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Soho, NYC, NY US
Salary Offered: $65,000-$75,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 1
 
Description:

Soho-based Family seeks an experienced and hardworking Live-Out Housekeeper to assist with full-service cleaning of their loft in Soho. This position consists of a 5-day flexible schedule, inclusive of AT LEAST one weekend day for roughly 8 hours per day, with flexibility to work additional hours as needed. Typically, the hours will be roughly 9am to 5pm but if the principals are entertaining, a later shift may be requested. The ideal candidate should have a proactive attitude towards keeping the home in pristine order and the ability to maintain household stock levels. Experience with food service is a major PLUS as the family does entertain often, but they are also willing to teach these skills for the right fit. Basic cooking skills are required to make simple breakfasts and lunches for the clients according to their preferences. Knowledge of steaming, pressing, ironing, caring for fine fabrics, and identifying which items must be sent out for professional care is required as laundry management is a large part of the role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (antiques, crystal, china, silver, brass, stone, marble, fabric/upholstery, artwork, and other specialty surfaces)
• All aspects of general housekeeping and deep cleaning of residence
• Grocery shopping for the family and residence; ensuring proper groceries are in stock at all times
• Washing, ironing and folding linens, towels and clothing; managing items sent out for professional care
• Assisting with packing and unpacking for moving and travel; wardrobe maintenance and organization
• Management and organization of all closets, pantries, and storage areas
• Willingness to run routine errands such as doing laundry, dry cleaner, groceries etc.
• Additional Housekeeping duties as needed and requested by the family

 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 5 – 7+ years of experience working in a private home
• Experienced with general and deep housekeeping responsibilities
• Adept with Mac / PC platforms and online orders
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; willing and able to take direction well
• Some cooking skills required; ability to prepare breakfast and lunch
• Comfortable working in a home with pets; family has two small dogs
• Willingness to travel to family’s second residence as well as domestically
• Legally able to work in the United States
 
 
Keywords: Housekeeper, Cook, Server, NYC, Soho
 
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