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Job Title: Lead Housekeeper
 
Posted By: Aleth Cheung
Reference ID: HK-292
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Upper East Side, NY US
Salary Offered: $30-$35 per hour
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
Experience Req: 8-15+
 
Description:

Private Upper East Side client seeks a flexible, detailed, and driven Lead Housekeeper to assist on a large team in order to maintain their spacious residence. This position consists of a 5-day flexible workweek, where the candidate can be scheduled for early morning or late evening shifts, with a rotating schedule as needed and requested by the client. The ideal candidate must have strong communications skills and be comfortable acting as the intermediary between Housekeepers and the Principal, as well as express willingness to work all shifts as needed and instructed, with varying arrival and departure time dependent on the week’s schedule. Should the candidate end a shift particularly late one evening, transportation home will be provided. This is a live-out position with limited travel, however, all accommodations will be provided should the candidate be requested to travel.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• All aspects of general housekeeping and deep cleaning of residence
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, antiques, silver, etc.)
• Daily cleaning, care, and upkeep of residence; all aspects of general housekeeping
• Maintaining residence for guest readiness at all times
• Laundry services and dry cleaning management as needed
• Procuring household supplies; including grocery shopping and stock level management
• Running errands and carrying out special requests as needed
• Greeting guests and answering phone calls; serving guests as needed
• Additional Lead Housekeeper duties as needed and requested
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from previous employers
• Minimum 8 – 15+ years related experience working for a private home or family
• Excellent knowledge of and close proximity to Manhattan is a PLUS
• Ability to work alongside a large domestic staff; motivated self-starter who is also able to work well on a team
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours, overtime, early morning or late evening shifts as needed
• Confident working in high-stress environments; must have “thick-skinned” demeanor and work well under pressure
• High level of attention to detail; ability to catch all discrepancies
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Physically agile; able to navigate an expansive residence
• Must be willing to learn and must be able to take direction from supervising staff
• Valid Passport; willing and available to travel with the family both domestic and abroad as needed
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
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