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Job Title: Domestic Couple
 
Posted By: Giuliana Bianchini
Reference ID: DC-42
Live In/Out: Live-In or Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Miami and Bridgehampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $130,000 - $180,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days + 401K; 2-3 weeks vacation
Experience Req: 5-10+
 
Description:

Private New York City family seeks a proactive, dynamic and experienced Domestic Couple to oversee, manage, clean and maintain their secondary residence in the Hamptons and Florida. The position consists of a 5-day flex schedule approximately 10 hours a day with overriding flexibility to work extended hours upon request. The couple will travel between both residences, from October to May in Florida and from May to September in the Hamptons. Accommodations with private bedroom and bathroom will be provided for both locations.

The ideal couple must be proactive in their role as house couple. This position requires that the couple work and communicate with other staff regarding fully satisfying household duties. Therefore, good communication and organizations skills are needed. It is imperative the couple has familiarity and comfort working with museum quality artwork, furnishings and garments. The house couple must have an affinity for animals, as caring for the family dogs is an important part of the position as well.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing and providing full-time care of the family’s residence
• Museum quality cleaning throughout the home with attention to bedrooms, special surfaces and bathrooms, etc.
• Planning prep and oversight of dinner parties and other household events.
• Preparing and cooking meals as needed upon requests
• Personal shopping, running errands, stock procurement and special requests, etc.
• Heavy organization throughout the home including pantries, kitchen, closets, etc.
• Ability to work in tandem with vendors, contractors, other domestic staff, etc.
• Maintaining exterior grounds of the property including gardens, outdoor pool, and a tennis court
• Driving the principals as needed upon request
• Handling all light handy work
• Any and all other duties or requests related to the needs of the principals and household

 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers; longevity idea
• Minimum 5 - 10+ years related experience serving as a Domestic Couple for a private family or in a similar role
• Knowledge of general First Aid and CPR certification
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to work with and oversee additional household staff
• Knowledge with formal and informal food service; one partner MUST have strong culinary skills
• Ability to perform formal and informal food and beverage service, setting tables and arranging flowers
• Strong housekeeping experience; museum quality cleaning
• Hands-on interior and exterior maintenance and overseeing vendors and contractors as needed
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; over-achieving attitude
• Proficiency in Mac operating systems, familiarity with the use of smart home systems such as Crestron and Lutron
• Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work long hours and over time as needed
• Willing and able to work in a home with young children and pets
• Providing pet care for two medium-sized dogs
• Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record with zero points on license. No car necessary, a vehicle will be provided for use
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel with the family
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
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