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Job Title: Domestic Couple
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: DC-43
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Rural Maine, ME US
Salary Offered: Dependent on Experience
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Contributory benefits package after 90 days of employment
Experience Req: 3-7+
 
Description:

Private family with grown children and grandchildren seeks an experienced and “take-charge” Live-In Full Time Domestic Couple on a 5-day Flex schedule to provide property maintenance as well as cleaning and care for the interior and exterior of their expansive 3,300 acre, non-primary residence in rural Maine. The schedule will change according to the family’s schedule and the couple will be expected to have the multiple buildings, airplane hanger, runway and trails guest ready at all times. A private 2-story 3 bedroom cabin will be provided for the Domestic Couple.

The main responsibilities include maintenance of buildings, equipment & properties, and household management, inventory, and admin duties. The ideal couple has excellent prioritizing skills as the pace of service changes dramatically when the principals are in town; there is much more activity when the principal and family is in residence.

The Couple must be able to lead an internal team, both occasionally working side by side but also accomplishing a multitude of tasks independently. Managing part-time housekeepers and groundskeepers as well as vendors is required. Assisting the family’s Private Chef is also required. The ideal candidates are driven, motivated and self-starting. All housekeeping duties will be assumed, with a “no task to big or too small” attitude.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General housekeeping, upkeep of residence and organization throughout the home on a full time basis
•Maintenance of 8 miles of gravel roads and airplane runway
•leaf blowing and winter snow removal on gravel roads, runway and cross-country ski trails
•Maintenance of small grass lawns and some gardening
•Maintenance of vehicles: cars, trucks, boats, kayaks, dirt bikes, electric bikes, snowmobiles, ATVs
•Maintenance 4 docks, multiple power and sail boats, including removal and winterizing
•Coordinate and prepare 38’ boat for pre-winter transport to southern location
•Maintain and organize firearm supplies and safety equipment, clean, troubleshoot and service weapons, and maintain large gun vault. Will maintain inventory of ammunition and targets plus set up target courses on shooting range
•Responsible with housekeeping staff for the maintenance and cleanliness of all homes, buildings, and the distant lodge, including care of fine furnishings, art, antiques and all laundry, especially important when the family is in residence
•Rotate and keep track of alcohol and wine supply
•Procurement of household supplies, including grocery shopping, running family errands, etc.
•Laundry and ironing duties; superb knowledge of sheet press, ironing, etc.
•Providing constant attention to the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen; ensuring in clean and immaculate condition at all times
•Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces including wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, and brass
•Ability to craft and implement a cleaning and maintenance schedule throughout the home
•Scheduling and overseeing vendors as necessary


 
 
Requirements:

•Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills both written and verbal
•Excellent references required from both current and previous employers; longevity ideal
•Minimum 3 - 7+ years related experience working in a private home in a similar role or position
•Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to work with and oversee additional Housekeeping staff
•Building management experience, software and operation, including commercial systems and various electronic audio, video and Lutron lighting systems required
•Ability to troubleshoot technology both on and off site in conjunction with our IT staff
•Must be comfortable with operation and maintenance of large machinery and equipment (front end loader, backhoe, much more) and be mechanically inclined
•Knowledge of and familiarity with firearms, firearm law.
•Ability to organize and stock kitchen in all areas, including high-quality food
•Strong recordkeeping skills required
•Knowledge of Quicken software, including online bill paying, downloading, and monthly organization of data and receipts in a precise and accurate manner for submission to off-site financial manager required
•Hands-on interior and exterior maintenance and overseeing vendors and contractors as needed
•Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; over-achieving attitude
•Driving principals when needed
•Proficiency in both Mac and PC operating systems, familiarity with the use of smart home systems
•Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work long hours and over time as needed
•Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record with zero points on license. No car necessary, a vehicle will be provided for use
•Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
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