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Job Title: Domestic Couple
 
Posted By: Giuliana Bianchini
Reference ID: DC-49
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Upper East Side, New York City, NY US
Salary Offered: Competitive Salary, DOE
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 10-15+
 
Description:

Private family seeks an experienced and “take-charge” Live-In Full Time Domestic Couple on a 5-day Flex schedule to provide cleaning and care for the interior and exterior of their Upper East Side townhouse. The exact hours and days will fluctuate according to the family’s schedule. Private spacious accommodations will be provided to this individual or couple, complete with a separate apartment and separate entrance. This will serve as the couples’ permanent private residence, 7 days per week. This position requires OVERRIDING flexibility to work long hours as needed.

The couple will primary report to the Lady of the residence and will be responsible for maintaining all aspects of the home. The candidate(s) will assist in the daily management, upkeep, care, and stock procurement of the residence. Strong organizational and task prioritization skills are a MUST to succeed in this role. The couple must have a proactive rather than reactive mindset, understanding the need for continuous maintenance and handling smaller projects on a daily basis. The candidate will be comfortable working in a residence with three-school aged children and a friendly labradoodle; pet-care is required. This position will also require supervising, recruiting, training and working alongside additional household staff members includes: nannies, housekeepers, a chef, and a driver.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General housekeeping, upkeep of residence and organization throughout the home on a full time basis
• Procurement of household supplies, including grocery shopping, running family errands, etc.
• Laundry and ironing duties; superb knowledge of 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 and contractors
• Oversight of all deliveries, renovation projects and general maintenance of the residence; making client aware of any necessary repairs or purchases that are beyond the scope of the household staff
• Maintaining vehicles, insurance, gas-level, and registration at all times
• Creating protocols, household and service manuals
• Ability to perform routine household repairs
• Event planning and project management
• Any and all additional Domestic Couple duties and responsibilities upon request






 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers; longevity ideal
• Minimum 10+ years related experience working in a private home in a similar role or position
• Strong housekeeping experience; mastery of museum quality cleaning and laundry a MUST
• Physically agile; able to navigate an expansive townhouse
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to work with and oversee additional Housekeeping staff
• Hands-on interior and exterior maintenance and overseeing vendors and contractors as needed
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; over-achieving attitude
• Proficiency in both Mac and PC operating systems, familiarity with the use of smart home systems
• Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work long hours and over time as needed
• MUST be child & pet-friendly; moderate pet-care required
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
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