New York City private residence seeks a hands-on and proactive Houseman to assist with the daily care, maintenance, and service of their multiple-story Upper East Side townhouse. This is a full-time, Live-Out OR Live-In (1 bed/1 bath staff apartment in residence available) position, with a five-day schedule with OVERRIDING flexibility for extended hours and travel to the family's secondary residences in Bedford Hills and Southampton, NY, upon request. The ideal candidate would be incredibly willing to assume a â€œno task is too big or too smallâ€ attitude and would be willing to do whatever is necessary to promote success and satisfaction within the residence. Under the direction of the House Manager, their primary responsibilities would include food/beverage service, cleanliness, and upkeep of the residence.
Proficient in personal high-level maintenance of standards, with attention to detail and timely responsiveness
Ability to recognize and act on all home related and service needs
Organizing and managing household inventories and storage areas to ensure they are fully stocked
Planning and assisting regular dining as well as entertaining for private & social events; providing
Formal service for principals and guests
Maintaining working order of electronic systems throughout the home
Greeting guests and visitors, answering phones, and taking messages on behalf of the principals when PA/House Manager are away
Working in conjunction with other household staff members: house manager, personal assistant, chef, housekeeping, etc.
Daily walk through of Property, ensuring Principal's aesthetics and all equipment and facilities are functioning properly
Notify the House Manager of any discrepancies to be included on the maintenance log
Ensure area outside of the Property is clean: Sweep the patio, terrace, and walkway area. Hose off areas of any dirt, or debris from animals or plants. Clean outdoor furniture, cushions, and their covers daily.
Take out the trash, recyclables, and compost
Wash interior and exterior windows
Removal of all cobwebs
Work with housekeeping team to perform deep cleaning and help as needed in cleaning hard-to-reach areas
Routine floor care including mopping, soap application on wood floors and polishing.
Check and change all the light bulbs and notify the House Manager of their outage
Replace batteries in all remotes when needed
Ordering supplies, monitiroing stocks and inventories
A back ground check will be condicted along with verifying all references and employment history.