A family is in need of a full-time, live-out housekeeper, on Shelter Island (Long Island area) in New York. The Housekeeper will oversee the interiors of the homes as though they were his/her own and understand the lifestyle goals of the principals to ensure their enjoyment of the properties. Duties include, but are not limited to, housekeeping, deep cleaning, and interior care of multiple homes year round, exterior daily care required, such as maintaining entryways, walkways, patios, outdoor lighting, setting up and protecting outdoor furnishings/poolside supplies, laundering of clothes and linens, pressing/steaming as needed, procuring household supplies and maintaining an inventory of consumable goods, including food and fresh goods, shopping and errands required “off island”, daily interior checks of homes to evaluate physical condition of establishments, appliances and other household items, and submit to management a list of needs and repairs, ensure HVAC, Audio Visual Systems, Lighting and all house systems are functioning properly, and keep records of filter changes and maintenance schedules, and receive and set up new items for the homes.
You must be a conscientious and considerate team-player, and coordinate activities with other departments, communicate and report to the estate manager and chief of staff. There will be long Summer hours with limited time off (May through September). Key personal characteristics should include having a calm and focused disposition with self-starting tendencies, an attention to detail, with pride in your work, a willingness to be hands-on with all aspects, good communication skills, supportive of owner and guest needs with hospitality at forefront, reliable transportation to and from work is essential, and having a valid U.S. work authorization. If interested, apply to VV050.