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

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Family with main residence in Dutchess County, New York is seeking an experienced, organized, and detail-oriented full-time executive housekeeper who will efficiently clean 6,500 square foot informal to semi-formal residence. Schedule is on Monday through Friday at 8:00am to 4:00pm. Occasional evenings and holidays are required when family has events and/or residence needs to be prepared for family’s arrival. 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 family office and domestic employees (e.g., director of residences, private chefs, driver, housekeepers, nannies, etc.), experienced working with principals and children 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 / linen care. Candidates must be comfortable working around children. 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. Uniform is provided and required. 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 6,500 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 director of residences)
  • 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 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 Dutchess County, New York or willingness to relocate
  • Comfortable with children

COMPENSATION:

  • $100K+ gross annual salary (based on experience and qualifications)
  • Health insurance coverage (including dental and vision) with family policy optional
  • PTO
  • 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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