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Job: House Manager / Butler, Five-Day Flex, Live-Out, Southampton, NY

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General Information


Job title: House Manager / Butler, Five-Day Flex, Live-Out
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Job location: Southampton, NY  11968 United States
Requisition code: HM-101 : Hire Society
Date posted: 11/21/2017
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $90,000-$120,000 per year; possible discretionary, performance based annual bonus
All salaries are Dependent On Experience, References, and candidates must be comfortable submitting themselves for a Federal Background Check
Full non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days, two weeks paid vacation
Job Category:House Manager
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Job Description

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International family of four seeks a proactive, responsible, organized and detail-oriented House Manager / Butler to assist with the service, coordination, management, and maintenance of their secondary Hamptons residence as well as oversee a townhouse inManhattan. The position is full-time and consists of a typical five-day workweek, although the candidate should expect to be on call and available 24/7 during the eight weeks, July & August, the family is in the Southampton residence.

The candidate will be responsible for managing a full-time year round housekeeper as well as additional seasonal staff and all vendors and contractors. This position will report to the Estate Manager / Chief of Staff who travels with the family.

Responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:
• Management of household staff and on-site vendor management
• Overseeing grounds and exterior of the estate
• Automobile maintenance and ensuring vehicles are guest ready at all times
• Serving as an all around gatekeeper to the principal
• Assisting with calendar planning, scheduling, travel coordination, and ?meeting logistics
• Personal shopping, stock procurement, running errands, and concierge work; household inventory management
• Demonstrating a hands-on approach to daily house maintenance
• Ensuring the residence is in pristine guest-readiness condition at all times
• Providing formal and informal food service
• Electronic maintenance, ensuring all laptops, phones, etc. are charged and ready for the day
• 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
• Ensuring the proper care of fine art, furnishing, and wardrobe
• Additional House Manager / Butler responsibilities as requested by the principal
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Job Requirements

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• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 5 – 7+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private estate or family
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4 year College or University A PLUS
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Polished, poised, and professional; strong time management skills and task prioritization
• Incredibly hands-on approach to household management
• Experience and ability to provide formal and informal service REQUIRED
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Exceptional “razor-sharp” eye for detail and organizational skills, aesthetically-minded
• Technology savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems, Microsoft Office Suite and smart home systems; adept in operating smart home technology and accompanying security systems
• Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record and zero points on license; MUST have a car
• Legally able to work within the United States
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