Job: Full-time Housekeeper, New York, NY

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General Information

Job title:
Full-time Housekeeper
Job location:
New York, NY  10021 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job type:
• $25/hour
• Offer of full time would be extended following 90-day probation period
o Non-contributory health benefits
o 1 Week Vacation (2 weeks following first year of employment)
Job Category:

Job Description

A 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.
• Full Service Housekeeping including but not limited to:
o Vacuuming, dry/wet mopping, constant floor care
o Windows, dishes, and beds
o Dusting all surfaces, furniture, blinds, window ledges, trim (familiar with working around antiques and marble floors)
o Hand-wiping wood furniture
o Disinfecting and cleaning bathrooms and vanities (includes staff quarters, guest rooms, and service areas)
• Laundry
o Family laundry
o Guest laundry
o Staff laundry when needed
o Towels, bed linens
o 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 supplies

Job Requirements

o Full-Time, 5 plus days per week as required
o Must be flexible with work schedules which includes being able to work weekends, various shift times, and adjust to family’s travel plans
o No fixed hours (there will be a basic schedule to start with)
o Days off can change
o Required to work holidays and when family is in residence
o 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 basis

• 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 background
(Job number: 3700104)
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