Job: House Manager / Laguna Beach, CA

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House Manager / Laguna Beach, CA
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House Manager

Job Description

Position Overview:
The position is responsible for managing the day to day affairs and ongoing maintenance needs of the residence, to maintain an efficient and productive working environment through a hands-on style of management of staff members in order to cultivate a productive team.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Manage the day to day affairs of the residence while maintaining high standards and efficiency.
-Management of staff scheduling, training and productivity for efficiency of an house staff of 5.
-Develop positive working relationships with all staff members and responsible for training less experienced personnel.
-Responsible to liaison with family office on a regular basis for assistance and guidance with administrative, staffing and financial matters.
-Ensure staff compliance with residence rules, regulations, policies, and ensure that procedures are strictly adhered to.
-Greet and accommodate guests and visitors to ensure a pleasant visit.
-Provide both informal and formal styles of food and beverage service, table service/settings.
-Assist with event planning and supervision.
-Managing and scheduling of trades and vendors for interior and exterior maintenance.
-Oversee and manage wine cellar and fine art collection with support of appropriate specialists.
-Manage and monitor household inventories and expenditures.
-Monitor and manage technical and A/V systems with support from dedicated A/V Programmer/Technician.
-Shop for groceries, run personal errands as required.
-Wardrobe maintenance and management, including packing and unpacking for travel of family.
-Ensure cleanliness and oversee maintenance of family vehicle fleet.
-Manage landscaping and living flower wall. Coordinate regular color flower changes


Job Requirements

-Hospitality college degree
-International restaurant and hotel experience.

Knowledge/Skills and Qualities:
-Must be flexible with work schedules and be available as required by principal’s travel itinerary.
-Must be self-motivated and energetic and can work as a team player with existing staff in residence.
-Experience and working knowledge of advanced home systems and technology. Computer literacy is a must.
-Excellent time management, punctuality, multi-tasking, and attention to detail with follow through from start to finish along with strong organizational skills.
-Knowledge of proper treatment and handling of fine art and fine furniture is a must.
-Experience and knowledge for informal and formal food and beverage service and event management.
-Must have a sense of and respect for boundaries, exercise discretion and maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times. 
-Minimal absenteeism or tardiness.
-Display good judgment and ability to make decisions in the best interest of the family.

Working Relationships:
-Report directly to the Estate Manager or as directed by the principals.
-Work closely with other homes staff members of the staff.
-Manage, direct and supervise activities of outside vendors.
-Coordinate and communicate with family office personnel
(Job number: 3735771)
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