Full-Time Executive Housekeeper: $100K+ and Benefits

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Family with secondary residence in East Hampton, New York is seeking an experienced, organized, and detail-oriented full-time executive housekeeper who will efficiently clean 10,000 square foot semi-formal residence. Schedule is on five days per week at up to 40 hours per week. Evenings, weekends, and holidays are required when family is entertaining and in the peak season months of May through September (and a few weeks in November). Flexibility with scheduling is required. The ability to work around the family’s schedule while at the same time cleaning and organizing in an efficient manner is important. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion (confidentiality agreement required), collaborative to work with domestic employees (e.g., house manager / personal assistant, private chef, housekeepers, etc.), experienced working with principals that are around residence (discreet and staying out of the way is important), adept at organizing, detail oriented with the know-how to thoroughly deep clean, knowledgeable with cleaning various surfaces and artwork, experienced assisting with entertaining, and skilled with laundry and linen care. Candidates must be comfortable working around older children, dog, and hypoallergenic cats. Candidates with many years of private full-time executive housekeeper experience working in large square footage residence is required. Safe vehicle for transportation is required to get to and from work daily. Staff vehicle is provided for running errands and work related responsibilities. Uniform is required (e.g., polo shirt, solid colored pants, indoor shoes, no perfume or fragrances, no jewelry, etc.). This is a newly created position for growing domestic team. Family is open to local candidates and domestic relocations. Start date is flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Cleaning and organization of 10,000 square foot residence
  • Sweep, scrub, mop, and polish floors
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs, and draperies
  • Dust and polish furniture 
  • Clean artwork, fine furniture, and specialty items (following specific care instructions from house manager / personal assistant)
  • Clean metal fixtures and fittings
  • Empty and clean trash containers
  • Clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers
  • Wipe down glass surfaces
  • Wipe down refrigerators, wine fridge, mini fridges, ice makers, etc.
  • Make up beds and change linens 
  • Pack and unpack principals and children for travel as requested
  • Keep cleaning supply and household inventory 
  • Laundry for clothing and linens (sort, wash, fold, etc.)
  • Iron clothing and linens as needed (sheets and clothing)
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition
  • Monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements 
  • Wash dishes and clean kitchen 
  • Clean appliances
  • Manage dry cleaning, dry cleaning inventory, and inspect clothing and linens upon return 
  • Run errands (e. g., dry cleaner, seamstress, florist, drop off donations, etc.) 
  • Clean entryway of home
  • Care for indoor plants
  • Polish silver
  • Assistance with entertaining (e.g., preparation for event, helping during event, clean up, etc.)
  • Display seasonal holiday decorations (e.g., Christmas tree and decorations, etc.) 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Understand the importance of maintaining discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions
  • Technology proficient (e. g., email and text messages for communication, etc.)
  • Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, climb stairs, kneel, and bend
  • Professional with positive attitude, hard working, and pleasant to be around
  • Collaborative to work with domestic staff and team player
  • Active and fit
  • Discreet and calm demeanor
  • Non-smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5-10+ years of recent and consistent full-time executive housekeeper experience
  • 3-4 references from domestic positions
  • United States passport
  • Safe vehicle for transportation
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests, and psychological evaluation
  • COVID-19 vaccinations 
  • COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing
  • Seeking longevity / long term commitment (e.g., at least 2-5+ years commitment)
  • Live a commutable proximity to family’s residence in East Hampton, New York or willingness to relocate
  • Comfortable with older children, dog, and hypoallergenic cats

COMPENSATION:

  • $100K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications)
  • $500 gross monthly health insurance stipend
  • Double-time paid for holidays (Thanksgiving is required annually)
  • Two weeks (10 days) vacation paid 
  • Seven government holidays paid 
  • Five sick days paid 
  • Relocation Stipend (if candidate is relocating to New York for position) 
  • Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required)

 

 

 

Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number), letter(s) of recommendation, and professional photo if you meet all of the requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

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