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Job Title: Domestic Couple
 
Posted By: Giuliana Bianchini
Reference ID: DC-41
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Upper East Side, NY US
Salary Offered: $120,000 - $145,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days; 2 weeks paid vacation
Experience Req: 5-7+
 
Description:

Private Upper East Side family seeks an experienced, highly organized, and thorough Domestic Couple to oversee and maintain their primary residence in New York City. This position is a Live-In, full-time position with a five day with overriding flexibility to working long hours as needed upon request. Private, independent accommodations will be provided with a private entrance.

The couple must be adept at anticipating the needs and wants of the principals. They must be proactive in their role as house couple. The couple must demonstrate a temperament that is very flexible to change and promote an air of calm and professionalism regardless of the situational stresses. Culinary experience or any certifications for one partner with strong sanitary and hygienic skills handling food and sanitizing the kitchen. The cooking partner will have experience working with strict nutrition requirements and diet guidelines to optimize a healthy lifestyle post-surgical procedure.

The selected couple will have experience working in a formal home with the accompanying formal service but understand that for the most the culture of the home is informal unless the family is entertaining; however, the expectations for quality service and efficiency are high. Professional etiquette and discretion are of the utmost importance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing and providing full-time care of the family’s residence.
• Menu planning and cooking Lunch and Dinner for the family with an emphasis on fresh, organic produce
• Museum quality cleaning throughout the home with attention to special surfaces
• Valet of clothes & shoes; packing and unpacking clothes for travel.
• Efficiently managing, cleaning & sanitizing the kitchen while keeping record of family and guest preferences
• Planning prep and oversight of dinner parties and other household events.
• Menu planning and cooking fresh proteins and produce from local vendors
• Personal Shopping, running errands, and stock procurement & inventory of supplies.
• Light maintenance including handyman responsibilities
• Heavy organization throughout the home including pantries, kitchen, closets, etc.

 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Minimum 5+ years related professional experience serving as a Domestic Couple for a private family
• Exceptional organization skills and multitask management;
• Culinary experience or any certifications for one partner REQUIRED
• ServSafe certified a MAJOR PLUS
• Family style and plated cooking and wine knowledge and pairing required
• Experience with museum quality cleaning and care for antiques, silver, fine art, special surfaces, etc.
• Professional mindset and manor; constant use of discretion and confidentiality a must
• Incredibly “hands-on,” – able to work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong property management skills including maintenance, handyman/houseman skills
• Family style and plated cooking and wine knowledge and pairing required
• Ability to perform formal and informal food and beverage service, setting tables and arranging flowers a must
• Able to work in an environment with teenagers
• Valid Drivers License; confident drivers with zero points
• Willing and able to travel domestically with principals to secondary residence
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
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