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Job Title: Live-In Housekeeper / Family Assistant
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HK-350
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Sagaponack, NY & Palm Beach, FL US
Salary Offered: $70,000 - $90,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 5+
 
Description:

Private Individual seeks an experienced Full-Time Housekeeper, to assist in the full-service cleaning and general household management of their two residences in Sagaponack and Palm Beach. This position is Live-In and consists of a 5-day flexible schedule, that will consist of approximately 7 months in Florida and 5 months in The Hamptons. An energetic and detail-oriented nature with superb organizational skills is essential to succeed in this role. The ideal candidate is a self-starter as they will be working independently and as a part of team depending on the principals’ schedule.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, antiques, silver, gilded objects, etc.)
• General housekeeping and upkeep of two large residences.
• Ability to travel with principal; role requires splitting the year between two residences
• Washing, ironing and folding fine linens, towels and clothing items; managing items sent out for professional care
• Role will oversee part-time housekeeper/laundress in each location
• Assisting with packing and unpacking for travel
• Wardrobe maintenance and organization
• Management and organization of all closets, pantries and storage areas
• Maintaining residences for guest readiness at all times; ability to anticipate guest’s needs
• Liaise with local vendors to oversee household maintenance and home repairs
• Arrange cleaning & maintenance of principal’s cars
• Ability to make breakfast and/or light meals for principal and guests, serve cocktails; willingness to assist Chef and other staff with set up and serving for dinner parties and events
• Cognizant of household budgets and able to submit expenses in thorough and professional manner
• Technologically savvy, familiarity with MAC devices
• Assisting with care of small dog, coordination of dog walkers, vet appointments etc.
• Liaise with Executive/Personal assistant regarding; events, principal’s travel needs and scheduling, furniture/clothing deliveries, home repair and maintenance issues
• Strong communication skills
 
 
Requirements:

• Excellent command of English language; both written and verbal
• 5+ years of related experience working for a private family
• Verifiable references from previous employers
• Polished, poised, and professional in both mindset and manner; use of utmost discretion at all times
• Must be comfortable working in a home with a small dog
• Experience packing and unpacking for travel; laundry services and wardrobe management
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, no job too big, no job too small attitude
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Valid Driver’s License a PLUS
• Legally able to work in the United States
 
 
Keywords: Housekeeper, Hamptons, Palm Beach
 
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