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Job Title: Housekeeper
Posted By: Aleth Cheung
Reference ID: HK-293
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Upper East Side & The Hamptons, NY US
Salary Offered: $70,000-$80,000 per year
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: Possibility for benefits package after 6 months
Experience Req: 3-5+

Private Upper East Side family seeks a quiet, dedicated and motivated Housekeeper to oversee the full-time daily cleaning, care, grocery and supply procurement and service needs of their primary 6,000 square foot Upper East Side residence. This position is a 5-day workweek of Tuesday – Saturday, T/W/R from 10:00AM – 8:00PM and F/S from 9:00AM – 7:00PM. Travel with the family to the Hamptons in the summer is required. Accommodations will be provided when living-in.

The family entertains frequently and requires that the candidate procure groceries, provides service, and assist with small and large-scale events on as needed basis. No pets reside within the home. This is a uniformed position, consisting of a white knit shirt and khaki slacks. The ideal candidate will perform tasks well alongside a team of additional domestic staff inclusive of a driver, laundress, and nannies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintaining residence for guest readiness at all times with extreme attention to organization and planning
• Working with additional domestic staff between the NYC and the Hamptons residences to ensure seamless care and complete attention to detail
• Extensive daily cleaning, care, and service throughout home; meticulous attention to polishing silver and other fine surfaces
• Working alongside the residence laundress to assist with closet organization throughout residence and changing sheets & bed making
• Ample packing and unpacking clothes for travel, as well as maintenance of fine wardrobe garments
• Light, healthy and child-friendly cooking and food preparation for the children
• Running errands and carrying out special requests as needed including grocery shopping, stock level management, etc.
• Floral arrangements around the residence upon request
• Additional housekeeping related tasks as needed and per request

• Strong command of English language and communication skills, both written and verbal; Spanish a PLUS but not required
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3 – 5+ years minimum related experience working in a private home in a similar role(s)
• Experience with museum quality cleaning and care for: antiques, silver, fine art, etc.
• MUST have prior experience using organic cleaning agents and solvents
• Knowledge of fine fabric care (cashmere, silk, linen, etc.)
• Active and agile; able to easily move throughout an expansive duplex with ease
• Adept in service; willing and able to cook and prepare children’s meals, as well as help with larger scale events & parties
• Professional mindset and the utmost discretion
• Extremely detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; must maintain a dedicated, energetic, quiet and motivated demeanor
• Computer savvy and proficient in both Mac & PC operating systems; adept in Smart Home systems with specific attention to Crestron
• Flexibility with hours and scheduling; willing to work overtime only as needed
• Availability to Live-In occasionally at NYC apartment only as needed and with proper notice
• Valid drivers license a PLUS; willing and able to run errands (supply procurement, grocery shopping, etc.) upon request; a car will be provided for errands
• Willing and able travel to the Hamptons to provide during the summers; Live-In accommodations will be provided
• Valid US work authorization; legally able to work in the USA for any employer
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