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Job Title: Houseman
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HM-124
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: East Hampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $25 - $30 per hour, plus overtime
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
Experience Req: 3-5+
 
Description:

Private NY based client seeks a flexible, detailed, and driven Houseman to assist with internal house maintenance, guest greeting, and light housekeeping for their secondary guest homes in East Hampton. 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 management. The ideal candidate must have strong communications skills and be comfortable acting as the intermediary between Housekeepers and the guests, 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.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting with all elements of hospitality, food and beverage service within the residence on a daily basis
• Provisioning, stocking, and organizing guest houses
• Acting as a liaison between the guests and House Manager
• Personal shopping, running errands, and concierge work
• Assisting Housekeepers with all forms general responsibilities
• Greeting guests and answering phone calls; serving guests as needed
• Additional Houseman duties as needed and requested
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superb 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 role for a private estate or family and/or high-end restaurant and hotels
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Polished, poised, and professional; strong time management skills and task prioritization
• Incredibly hands-on approach to household and food service
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Exceptional “razor-sharp” eye for detail and organizational skills, aesthetically-minded
• Ability to work as a team with multiple internal departments on a large property
• Willingness to follow direction and be proactive when managers are off-property
• Technology savvy with proficiency in both PC systems and Apple devices
• Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record and zero points on license
• Valid US Passport, willing and able to travel domestically and internationally
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
Keywords: Houseman, Hamptons
 
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