Job: (ID#:18728) Housekeeper, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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General Information

Job title:
(ID#:18728) Housekeeper
Job location:
Halifax, Nova Scotia  M5A1M3 Canada
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Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Job Description

Position Overview:
Seeking an experienced Housekeeper for a semi-formal vacation residence located 45 minutes outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the overall cleanliness and organization of the residence year-round. This position is full-time, hours are Monday to Friday, 9AM – 5PM, with occasional nights and weekends when the Principal is in residence 3 months of the year. When the Principal is not in residence, the home is to be maintained and kept ready for the Principal’s arrival. Accommodation provided is a home nearby for the sole use of the successful applicant and his/her family.

Job Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:
• Daily housekeeping to include dusting, vacuuming, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, washing floors
• Care of fine furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, finishes, and surfaces
• Daily laundry and ironing when the Principal is in residence
• Wardrobe packing and unpacking
• Household inventory, grocery shopping and errands weekly or as needed
• Answer the door and telephone, take messages, receive packages
• Special projects include, but not limited to, deep cleaning projects, household cupboard and closet cleaning and reorganization
• Pet care when the Principal is in residence
• Other duties as required from time to time

Applicant Qualities:
• A self-starter with good attention to detail and the initiative to see a project to completion
• Must have previous experience working in a semi-formal residence
• Excellent housekeeping, laundry and ironing skills; correct use of products and methods for fine finishes and surfaces
• Flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends as required
• Applicants must be service oriented with excellent English communication skills
• Must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times, exercise diplomacy, discretion and respect of boundaries
• A valid driver’s license is considered a strong asset
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Salary is commensurate with experience.
(Job number: 3776825)
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