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Job Title: Caretaker / Houseman
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: PM-29
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: North Hampton, NH US
Salary Offered: $70,000 - $85,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full non-contributory medical benefits offered after 90 days of employment
Experience Req: 3-10+
 
Description:

Private family seeks a motivated caretaker/houseman to assist with the coordination, management, and maintenance of their large estate, which includes a main house, restored barn, and livestock farm in North Hampton, NH. This is a five-day flexible schedule with weekends included and can be Live-In or Live-Out with overriding flexibility to work additional hours as needed. Live-In accommodations include a private studio apartment on the property but separate from the main residence.

The ideal candidate is flexible in their responsibilities as this is a “jack/jane-of-all-trades” type of position. While this person will be checking the property daily, the day-to-day responsibilities will change. This individual will work with the Property Manager on seasonal preparation and maintenance of the property and its amenities to ensure it is in guest readiness condition at any given time. Additionally, this person will be asked to float between departments assisting as needed. restock food and beverages, run errands, support the Barn Manager, drive principals and guests, serve at parties,

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Demonstrating a hands-on approach to daily house maintenance; light repairs and maintenance interior and exterior
• Assisting with the care or domestic and farm animals
• Driving principals and guests
• Serving at parties and events
• Opening and closing amenities, taking care of grounds and residences as seasonally appropriate; snow/leaf removal, trail maintenance, etc.
• Maintaining inventory levels and stock procurement; personal shopping and running errands
• Oversight of all deliveries and general maintenance of the residence
• Liaising new relationships, as well as maintaining previous relationships with residence vendors and contractors
• Additional Property Management-related tasks and responsibilities as needed and upon request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Minimum 3-10+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private estate or family
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• MUST be comfortable working around and with domestic and farm animals
• Willingness and experience working in the interior of the home, as well as the exterior and on the grounds
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Polished, poised and professional in both mindset and manor; use of utmost discretion and confidentiality required at all times
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced, and unstructured environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems; adept in operating smart home technology and accompanying systems
• Valid US Driver’s License and clean driving record
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
Keywords: Caretaker, houseman, live-in
 
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