Domestic Couple - Live Out - Great Neck, NY

Domestic Couple - Live Out - Great Neck, NY

Posted: 3/12/2019 - 9:40 am

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5-Day Flexible Schedule

Private NYC family seeks an experienced Live-Out Domestic Couple to oversee, manage, and maintain the interior and exterior of their secondary estate in Great Neck, Long Island. The clients are typically in-residence during the summer months. The ideal couple will have experience working in a formal and/or semi-formal home, with full knowledge of formal service, though not required daily. The ideal couple will be able and willing to work in a home with both children as the family does have school-aged children. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinating maintenance for the home’s amenities including pool, tennis court, landscaping, etc., as well as overseeing specialized vendors for each amenity
• Managing additional household staff
• Ensuring the property is beautifully maintained and guest-ready at all times
• Museum quality cleaning throughout the home with attention to bedrooms, special surfaces and bathrooms, etc.
• Full laundry duties for the couple family including washing, ironing, steaming, closet organization, managing a list of garments that have been sent out for professional service, etc.
• Packing and unpacking clothes for travel, as well as preparing their second and third residences in advance of arrival
• Occasionally preparing fresh, simple and delicious meals
• Serving meals as needed and providing formal service upon request for luncheons, dinner parties, etc. including table set-up, floral arrangements, bartending, wine pouring and pairing and guest greeting & socialization
• Driving the principals as needed to and from the City and the Hamptons
• Heavy organization throughout the home including pantries, kitchen, closets, etc.
• Grocery shopping and procuring supplies for the home
• Additional Domestic Couple-related tasks and responsibilities, both macro and micro, as needed or upon request    

Requirements:

• Excellent command of the English language
• Minimum 5 – 7 + years related professional experience serving as a Domestic Couple for a private family
• Exceptional organization skills and multitask management; able to undertake both macro as well as micro projects in and around the residence
• Professional mindset and manor; constant use of discretion and confidentiality a must
• Incredibly “hands-on,” – able to work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong housekeeping experience, including care of antiques and special surfaces, in tandem with the Housekeeper
• Strong laundry abilities including ironing, steaming, closet organization and maintenance, as well as heavy organization, etc.
• Strong property management skills including maintenance, carpentry, handyman/houseman skills and landscaping
• Wine knowledge and ability to perform formal service, as well as bartending
• Strong cooking and presentation skills with an emphasis on fresh, healthy and simple seasonally-based meals; OK to prepare fare for the clients on a daily basis
• Flexible in scheduling; OK to work both long hours and overtime as needed
• Valid Drivers Licenses?; confident drivers with zero points, willing and able to drive client minimally as needed
• Valid Passports; willing and able to travel with the principals to their secondary residence, as well as internationally as needed on request to provide seamless service
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer

 

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