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Job Title: Head Housekeeper
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: EHK-54
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Hampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $35 - $40 per hour
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
Experience Req: 8-15+
 
Description:

Private NY based client seeks a flexible, detailed, and driven Head Housekeeper to assist in leading a team in order to maintain their Hamptons residence. This position consists of a 5-day flexible workweek, where the candidate can be scheduled for early morning or late evening shifts, with a rotating schedule as needed and requested by the client. The ideal candidate must have strong communications skills and be comfortable acting as the intermediary between Housekeepers and the Principal, as well as express willingness to work all shifts as needed and instructed, with varying arrival and departure time dependent on the week’s schedule. This role requires ability to take direction from the House Manager, Director of Housekeeping, and Estate Manager. This is a live-out position with limited travel; however, all accommodations will be provided should the candidate be requested to travel to Manhattan.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• All aspects of general housekeeping and deep cleaning of residence
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, antiques, silver, etc.)
• Daily cleaning, care and upkeep of residence; all aspects of general housekeeping
• Maintaining residence for guest readiness at all times
• Working with Laundress to ensure principals wardrobe is organized and available
• Procuring household supplies; including grocery shopping and stock level management
• Running errands and carrying out special requests as needed
• Greeting guests and answering phone calls; serving guests as needed
• Additional Head Housekeeper duties as needed and requested
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Minimum 8 – 15+ years related experience working in a private home
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Exceptional dedication to responsibilities; team player, above and beyond attitude
• Willingness and ability to work closely with and lead other domestic staff to coordinate and complete all household tasks
• Confident working in high-stress environments; must have “thick-skinned” demeanor and work well under pressure
• Experience with museum quality cleaning and care for: antiques, silver, fine art, etc.
• Capable of prioritizing tasks and ability to operate successfully in both busy and relaxed environments
• Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; proactive demeanor
• Knowledge of wardrobe management
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Flexibility with hours and scheduling; willing to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Professional mindset where the use of utmost discretion required
• Proficient in Mac & PC operating systems, as well as smartphone technology
• OK with pets; no allergies to dogs or cats
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points on license and owns own car
• Legally able to work in the United States
 
 
Keywords: Head Housekeeper, Housekeeper, East Hampton, Year Round
 
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