Couple Wanted for Live-In Part Time Property Caretaking Work - Orcas Island, WA

Couple Wanted for Live-In Part Time Property Caretaking Work - Orcas Island, WA

Posted: 1/31/2020 - 4:04 pm

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Couple Wanted for Live-In Part Time Property Caretaking Work, on Orcas Island, Washington

The Opportunity:

This position is best suited to a hands-on, self-motivated couple willing to work closely with one another in an unstructured environment. The location is very peaceful and a fairly remote setting of outstanding natural beauty. The property is built on 10 acres and consists of the main house, a guest house, waterfront and dock, orchard, greenhouse, garden and caretaker’s cottage where the couple will reside. The property is occupied about 35% of the time in the winter and 60-80% in the summer.

This is an excellent opportunity for a couple who are semi-retired or are retired and are looking for supplemental income. A great opportunity for a couple who enjoy the water, island life and have a love for nature and people.

Requirements:

Energetic self-starters with sound work ethic. Organized, responsible and service orientated with good communication skills. Background in hospitality and guest services is a plus but not required.

  • Knowledge of basic maintenance and repair for plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and small engines. A fully equipped garage with tools provided.
  • The ability to organize, menu plan and cook for large family or groups.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting and carrying of equipment, supplies, furniture and miscellaneous items weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to be physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather, on hard surfaces and uneven terrain.
  • Healthy, physically fit, neat and clean appearance, drug-free with no criminal record. A pre-hire criminal background check will be required.
  • Must have valid United States driver’s license (at least one person)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Primary Duties:  Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

Ground maintenance (15% of 10 acres are landscaped): mowing, leaf-blowing, planting and maintenance of gardens, orchard, greenhouse and berry cage, brush collection and removal.

  • Oversite of garbage disposal and removal.
  • Hiring and management of local service providers/contractors when needed.
  • Maintenance/repairs on buildings and equipment as needed.
  • Cleaning, upkeep and maintenance of two homes (4000 SF main house and 1600 SF guest house).
  • Assist with family style meal preparations and grocery shopping when family is onsite.
  • Able to assist with event management and family/guest support to prepare for arrival of guests.

Pay: Salary to be negotiated based on experience

Accommodations: Housing is provided in a private caretaker’s cottage.

Transportation: A work truck and fuel are provided

Amenities: Health benefits, housing, car, food allowance, Internet, phone and nationwide long distance calling. Use of kayaks, hiking trails, swimming etc. when off hours.

 

 

 

                                                          

 

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