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Job Title: Seasonal Houseman/keeper / Household Assistant
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HK-303
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Hampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $25 - $35 per hour
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: No benefits package is offered
Experience Req: 3-5+

Prominent Long Island couple seeks an experienced and fully adept Houseman/keeper / Household Assistant to oversee their secondary residence located in East Hampton, NY. This position consists of a 5-day workweek from Memorial Day to Labor Day with most weekends a MUST. The ideal candidate will have ample prior experience cleaning and technological troubleshooting as well as have great problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Providing special attention and care to fine furnishings and finishes
• All aspects of general housekeeping of residence
• Washing, ironing and folding linens, towels and clothing; managing items sent out for professional care
• Maintaining residence for guest readiness at all times
• Additional Housekeeping duties as needed and requested by the family
• Organizing and managing household inventories, closets and storage areas
• Maintaining working order of electronic systems, iPod docks, speakers/sound system, and Wi-Fi throughout the home
• Sourcing, hiring and overseeing all vendor and contractor work (e.g. electrician, plumber, HVAC, carpentry, gardening help, etc.) including but not limited to, checking credentials, insurance, references and obtaining quotes as well as coordinating access/entry and overseeing the overall quality of the work
• Running errands and maintaining household supplies and groceries
• Greeting guests and visitors, answering phone and taking messages on behalf of the principals
• Serving as the point-person in emergencies when needed; immediately inspecting and securing the property, as well as informing principals of any dire needs or security threats, along with the security company & authorities

• Fluent in English; exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3 – 5+ years related experience working in a similar position(s) with a private family
• Ability to care for and maintain fine surfaces, antiques, and artwork
• Experience in museum quality housekeeping a MUST
• Ability to seamlessly follow direction as well as work independently
• Flexibility with scheduling; ability to work both overtime and weekends as needed
• Experience working with AV and smart home systems a MAJOR plus
• Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientation
• Excellent computer skills with proficiency in both Mac & PC operating systems, as well as like technology
• Knowledge of formal and casual dining service
• Well adept in operating home security and electronics systems
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points
• Able to legally work within the United States for any employer
Keywords: Housekeeper, Houseman, Executive Housekeeper, Houseman
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