Full-Time Server/Housekeeper: $70K+ and Benefits

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Family with formal residences in Wellington, Florida and Cape Cod, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced, professional and detail oriented full-time server/housekeeper. Schedule is 40 or more hours per week on five out of seven days per week (including weekdays and weekends). Server/Housekeeper shifts will vary between daytime and evening hours. Extreme flexibility with scheduling is required. Server/Housekeeper is required to travel domestically to Cape Cod at least 10-12+ weeks annually, which could be between two and four weeks consecutively. Position is typically based in Cape Cod during April/May through September/October and based in Wellington during September/October through April/May. The position requires extreme flexibility as family’s schedule changes at various times in the year (e.g., summer, holidays, travel, etc.). Candidates must be comfortable working around children and pets (e.g., dogs, birds, etc.). Server/Housekeeper is responsible to ensure the best possible dining experience with an emphasis on quality and presentation. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative to work with family office and domestic staff (e.g., estate manager, house managers, private chef, housekeepers, nannies, etc.), experienced working with principals that are around residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important), special training and knowledge of high social etiquette and formal service, and knowledgeable about wines and spirits. Uniform is required. Start date is flexible for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Serving food and beverages specific to suggested methods and schedules

• Greet family and guests warmly while directing them to food and seating areas

• Light meal preparation when necessary, under the supervision of private chef

• Memorize food and beverage menus and make recommendations to family and guests

• Provide attentive service to family and guests by refilling food and beverages and checking in during meals

• Thorough disinfecting and cleaning of kitchens (dust and sanitize surfaces, polish woods, vacuum and polish floors, etc.)

• Inventory of speciality food and beverage items

• Care for fine silver, china and other precious service utensils and dinnerware

• Work collaboratively with other domestic employees to keep outdoor gathering areas safe and clean

• Follow and memorize daily changes in procedures when made

• Ensure that all equipment and appliances are maintained, checked and kept in good working order in accordance with correct procedures and report all relevant faults to the house managers

• Ensure that special requests from principals and guests are carried out in a timely and efficient manner

• Run errands as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ability to travel domestically whenever necessary

• Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, excellent time management, efficient and service focused

• Attentive to principals’ preferences and style (intuitive to their needs)

• Observant to the needs of family and guests to anticipate their needs

• Ability to maintain discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to be discreet with respect for employer’s privacy

• Professional presentation of self and great personality

• Ability to easily take direction

• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently and effectively with family office, domestic staff and principals

• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos along with ability to write simple correspondence

• Technology proficient and comfortable with computers (e. g., email and text messages for communication, etc.)

• Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend

• Professional with positive attitude, hard working and pleasant to be around

• High energy level

• Active and fit

• Non-Smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

• Bilingual in Spanish and English (Native Spanish speaking) is ideal, but not required

• 2-5+ years of consistent and recent private full-time housekeeper, server and/or butler experience

• Special training and knowledge of high social etiquette and formal service

• Knowledgeable about wine and spirits

• Seeking longevity (e.g., at least 2-5+ year commitment)

• 3-4 references from domestic positions

• Safe vehicle for transportation

• Eligible to work in the United States

• Ability to complete extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests and psychological evaluation

• COVID-19 vaccination(s)

• COVID-19 testing and antibodies testing

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• Comfortable with children and pets (dogs, birds, etc.)

COMPENSATION:

• $70K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience)

• Health insurance coverage (including dental and vision)

• 401K plan (3% match – Safe Harbor)

• 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 feel that you meet all of the requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

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