Private couple is looking to hire a full-time Housekeeper for their high-end Manhattan home. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience working in Manhattan in a formal home.
What Works Best for Family: Mid-career senior-level housekeeper who is experienced working in a formal home. This position requires someone with high-level skills in maintaining a home with delicate surfaces, antiques, artwork, high-end wardrobe, designer clothing. The ideal should be a self-starter who is able to take direction and is also not afraid to ask questions.
Requested Duration: Long-term
*Responsible, reliable, organized, individual who can demonstrate a range of skills that include but would not be limited to the following (in no particular order:
*Knowledge of cleaning and care of delicate surfaces, including antiques, works of art
*Accustomed to routine and daily household chores such as laundry, including hand washing of delicate items, steaming and/or ironing, proper folding or hanging of garments; changing of bed linens 2 to 3 times per week; general dusting throughout; deep cleaning on a regular schedule.
*Familiarity with general household appliances and cleaning products – able and willing to adapt to routines specific to the home. Maintaining a clean kitchen and all appliances including stove top, ovens, etc.
*Maintaining personal wardrobe and dressing room areas; seasonal closet changeover; preparing for travel including folding, packing, having personal toiletries on hand if needed on short notice, plus all packing essentials.
*Comfortable interfacing with visitors, contractors, etc.; taking messages as needed. Some knowledge and experience w “personal” service such as table setting, table service, greeting guests or others at the door.
*Able to maintain ongoing records of deliveries, incoming & outgoing packages, dry cleaning, FedEx, etc.
*Familiar with general grocery shopping, some light cooking and food prep skills. Able to keep lists and update accordingly including day to day cleaning supplies, kitchen and pantry “staples” and learning the preferred places to shop as well as employer preferences.
*Self-starter able to ask questions when appropriate or necessary; willing to work with others as a “team” player. Must have some flexibility and willingness to work weekends when necessary
*Uniform required and provided by employer
Current Staff: 2 Full-time Housekeepers. One is retiring after 20+ years which is who we are replacing.
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