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Job Title: Domestic Couple
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: DC-45
Live In/Out: Live-In or Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Montecito, CA US
Salary Offered: $130,000 - $150,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package effective after 90 days of employment; 2-weeks paid vacation
Experience Req: 3-7+

Private California based family of 4 seeks an experienced and “take-charge” Live-In Full Time Domestic Couple on a 5-day flexible schedule to provide cleaning and care for the interior and exterior of their residence in Santa Barbara. The exact hours and days will fluctuate according to the family’s schedule. A private in-residence apartment will be provided.

The Couple must be able to work independently, together, as well as part of a team and interact with various other staff and vendors, both working side by side but also directing other staff as necessary. While the couple will be responsible for the daily cleaning of the home, they will also be also responsible for the exterior daily maintenance of the property. Knowledge of special surfaces and reading detailed care instructions is very important in this role. Cooking breakfast for the family and occasional guests is required.

The ideal candidates are driven, motivated and self-starting. All housekeeping ad houseman 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
• Landry services and ironing
• Receiving and opening deliveries
• Driving principals, children and guests locally within the area; ensuring principal’s vehicles are legal and immaculate
• Greeting guests and ensuring household readiness at all times
• Ability to prepare breakfast and accommodate daily light dietary routines
• Watering and care for interior plants including orchids and flower arrangements
• Hands-on interior and exterior maintenance and overseeing vendors and contractors as needed
• 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 (wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, brass, etc.)
• Ability to craft and implement a cleaning and maintenance schedule throughout the home
• Scheduling and overseeing vendors as necessary
• Pet-friendly environment
• Cooking skills a PLUS
• Any and all duties and responsibilities as needed and upon request

• 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 schedule additional staff
• Knowledge and experience with formal food service REQUIRED; one partner must have strong culinary skills
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; over-achieving attitude
• Mastery of laundry and museum quality cleaning a MUST
• Proficiency with computer operating systems, familiarity with the use of smart home systems and email
• Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work long hours and over time as needed
• Willing and able to work in a home with children and pets; moderate pet care is required for 3 large dogs
• Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record with zero points on license. A vehicle will be provided for use for estate needs
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel with the family to their secondary residence a major PLUS – overriding flexibility with scheduling; willing to work long hours and overtime as needed/upon request
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
Keywords: Domestic Couple, Santa Barbara
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