Job: Houseman/Butler, New York City, NY

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New York City, NY  99999 United States
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Job Description

Private couple seeks an energetic and flexible Houseman to assist with overall upkeep and maintenance both in and outside their main residence in New York City. This position consists of a 5-day flex workweek, from Wednesday to Sunday with overriding flexibility to working long hours as needed upon request. The ideal candidate must have excellent housekeeping skills including museum quality cleaning. This position will require traveling to the Principals secondary residences in Connecticut and Florida where private accommodations will be provided. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with formal food and beverage service. The expectations for quality service and efficiency are high and professional etiquette and discretion are of the utmost importance. This position will require the candidate to drive the Principals frequently.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Ensuring light handy work and light repairs as needed
• Daily detailed cleaning of formal residence
• Exceptional food and beverage service; silver service a MUST
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces, finishes, antiques, and fine art
• Running errands as needed upon request
• Ensuring the residence is in pristine guest-readiness condition at all times
• Flexibility to work long hours and overtime as needed and upon request
• Driving Principals as needed
• Any and all other duties or requests related to the needs of the principals and household

Job Requirements

• Strong command of English language; superior communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3 - 5+ years related experience working in for a private home or family in a similar role
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• MUST be willing to drive Principals to and from destinations or secondary residence
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed, as well as weekends
• MUST have experience working in a formal household with silver service experience
• Strong housekeeping skills including museum quality cleaning and care for antiques, silver, fine art, and special surfaces
• Incredibly hands-on with experience cleaning both interior and exterior amenities
• Professional mindset and manor; constant use of discretion and confidentiality a MUST
• Must be comfortable working around cats
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points
• Authorized to work within the United States
(Job number: 3823478)
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