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Job Title: Housekeeper
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HK-343
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Tivoli, NY US
Salary Offered: $25 - $30 per hour
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Benefits package / stipend negotiable
Experience Req: 5-7+
 
Description:

Private family seeks a proactive Live-Out Housekeeper to maintain their secondary upstate NY residence. While cleaning is the major focus of the position, the ideal candidate will be comfortable with greeting guests, concierge work and granting special requests from guests, serving lunches and dinners, setting tables, creating flower arrangements, and running errands. Above all, this person must be able to anticipate the principals’ needs, making the residence a true vacation home for the family. OVERRIDING flexibility necessary to work weekends / long hours while principals are in residence.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, brass, etc.)
• Daily cleaning, care and upkeep of home; all aspects of general housekeeping
• Maintaining residence for guest readiness at all times
• Providing formal and informal service to principals and guests
• Laundry services and dry cleaning management as needed
• Procuring household supplies; including grocery shopping and stock level management
• Scheduling and overseeing vendors / contractors as needed
• Assisting with all event set up and break down; formal service of meals / drinks as requested
• Running errands and carrying out special requests as needed
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Spanish speaking ability a PLUS
• Excellent references required from previous employers
• Minimum 5 - 7+ years related experience working as a housekeeper and/or a cook in private residences
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours, overtime when guests are in residence
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Physically agile; able to navigate an expansive residence
• Willing and able to work in home with pets present
• Knowledge of formal and informal food service REQUIRED
• Computer savvy with proficiency in Mac systems, including Office, Internet and email; proficient in ordering online groceries, household products, etc.
• Valid Driver’s License required; confident driver with access to vehicle
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Housekeeper, Tivoli
 
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