Housekeeper - land based NYC - Must be legal to work in the US

Category : Land Based
Id : 34607
Date Created : 1/11/2018 4:11:43 PM
Job Type : Permanent
Region : NYC - USA

HOUSEKEEPER / HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANTJob ID: 34607Location: ManhattanAccommodations: Live OutOVERVIEWA wonderful family of four is seeking a junior household assistant for cleaning and maintaining their six-story townhouse in New York City. The position answers to the Interior Manager. The ideal candidate must be experienced in working in a fine home and be able to demonstrate skills in all aspects of full-charge household duties. These responsibilities primarily include excellent laundry and ironing skills, packing and unpacking of luggage (the family travels often), closet maintenance, and pet care.PROFILESeeking a long-term, youthful, energetic, self-motivated, polite, discreet, trustworthy, and polished individual who is flexible and adaptable. Must be respectful of boundaries, exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality at all times. Candidate must understand the dynamics involved with providing service to high profile individuals which include being able to accommodate ever-changing circumstances.DUTIES Full Service Housekeeping including but not limited to: Vacuuming, dry/wet mopping, constant floor care Windows, dishes, and beds Dusting all surfaces, furniture, blinds, window ledges, trim (familiar with working around antiques and marble floors) Hand-wiping wood furniture Disinfecting and cleaning bathrooms and vanities (includes staff quarters, guest rooms, and service areas) Laundry Family laundry Guest laundry Staff laundry when needed Towels, bed linens Clothing care (pressing, steaming) Polishing Silver Organizing the home as required; constant tidying up Wardrobe management; packing and unpacking Plant care; basic watering of shrubs and plants Dog walking for 3 Scottish Terriers; feeding; basic grooming Assist with getting two young girls off to school as needed Keeping kids play areas tidy and organized Receiving grocery orders mail deliveries Works with Interior Manager to maintain inventories of cleaning products and household suppliesJOB REQUIREMENTS SCHEDULE Full-Time, 5 plus days per week as required Must be flexible with work schedules which includes being able to work weekends, various shift times, and adjust to family's travel plans No fixed hours (there will be a basic schedule to start with) Days off can change Required to work holidays and when family is in residence Schedule will be based on 40 hours/wk; could require up to 50 hours at any time Must be fluent in English (reading, writing, speaking) Valid driver's license preferred Ability to travel on a limited basis to family's other property in Connecticut Willingness to follow direction from Family and Interior Manager Strong time management, multi-tasking skills, well organized Punctual, honest, and attention to detail Professional, but not formal Physically capable of navigating 6 flights of stairs on a daily basisEXPERIENCE Prior work in an estate or fine home in similar capacity Some hospitality experience preferred but not required Preference goes to candidate with private yacht stewarding backgroundCOMPENSATION and BENEFITS $25/hour Offer of full time would be extended following 90-day probation period Non-contributory health benefits 1 Week Vacation (2 weeks following first year of employment)FAMILY DYNAMICFamily consists of husband and wife with two young daughters. Weekdays are focused on girl's school schedules and activities. This is a professionally run household with other members of staff including chef, butler, housekeepers, and exterior personnel. The family travels weekly between their yacht and other properties in Greenwich, CT and Palm Beach, Fl.


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