Household Manager- Must have NYC formal home experience

Job Description – House Manager

Seeking an exceptional house manager to take charge of the smooth running of a refined household in Manhattan and its domestic staff.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all domestic staff and external vendors to consistently deliver the highest standard of service and output
  • Act as the senior member of all domestic staff – from nannies, housekeeping to weekend help and be fully responsible for their hiring, training and daily management
  • Act as the gatekeeper of external vendors as the primary representative of the principal
  • family and be fully responsible for all aspects of property management
  • Serve with “roll-up-your-sleeves” and “all-hands-on-deck” mentality
  • Ability to fill in for domestic staff in their absence and as requested by the principal family
  • Ability to travel with family on request
  • Ability to troubleshoot 24/7
  • Take directions from and translate the preferences of the principal family
  • Take full charge of weekly menu planning and ensure proper execution of meals
  • Assist the principal family in all aspects of administrative support from calendar management, travel planning, shopping & errands, to event planning & formal service
  • Set a tone of absolute professionalism and confidentiality among household staff
Maintain home processes including staff manual, home operations manual, visitors & maintenance log book, and shopping/inventory list

Requirements

  • Prior experience in a similar role
  • Display strong work ethic, integrity, and honesty
  • Must be extremely reliable and punctual
  • Be polished, professional and respectful
  • Flexibility to work overtime, overnight and/or travel with family, as requested
  • Have an excellent command of English
  • Ability to follow directions, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work successfully in a team setting
  • Ability to be highly discreet in preserving the confidentiality and privacy of a high-profile family
  • Candidates must hold a valid US passport or Green Card; have excellent, verifiable references; undergo a background and credit check. Health records and/or health visits, such as immunizations and flu shots, may be required.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year

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