Seasonal Full-Time Housekeeper

| Edgartown, MA, United States

Posted Date 5/16/2023


Private family of three seeks an experienced, skilled, poised and professional Full-Time Seasonal Live-Out Housekeeper (with potential for FT year round employment if the right candidate is found) to perform the daily deep cleaning, care and upkeep of a large house and guest house on Martha’s Vineyard. Appropriate candidate will work independently and with great attention to detail in order to properly maintain the residence.  The position works closely with Property Manager and Family Office personnel to ensure the efficient and conscientious maintenance of the home.  The ability to observe and respect the family routine is of the utmost importance.  The ideal candidate will be keenly responsible in order to excel in a self-directed atmosphere, as well as work seamlessly with other staff and considerately when around the Family.

Responsibilities include all aspects of general housekeeping and cleaning of residence on a full time schedule (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Clean, disinfect, wash, dust, vacuum, sweep, mop, tidy and maintain the kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and all living areas of main house and guest house
  • Basic laundry including proper washing and drying of household linens, and clothing with attention to fabrics, and appropriate corresponding care; hand-washing when necessary; dry-cleaning when necessary, etc.
  • Ironing on a traditional and a Rotary Iron
  • Perform detailed cleaning with proficiency in special care for a variety of various surfaces (wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, brass, fine artwork, etc.)
  • Delicate care of glassware
  • Remove garbage on daily basis
  • Management and organization of closets, pantries, and storage areas, including light shopping to properly stock basics
  • Daily maintenance of large outdoor patio, including daily wiping of all furniture and care for outdoor cushions
  • Window washing as needed
  • During Summer season, return to home after dinner to perform kitchen clean-up
  • Observe (and report to Property Manager) all new and ongoing household maintenance issues
  • Provide light pet care of large dogs including cleaning and disinfecting of designated areas 


  • Basic strength and agility
  • Strong command of English language; proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to navigate an expansive residence and guest house
  • Ability to interact, communicate and work efficiently with Property Manager and Family Office personnel
  • Possess a considerate, courteous and sensitive attitude toward performing all tasks whether surrounded by the family or when working alone; managing the day’s tasks around the family’s schedule so as to cause minimal disruption to the family’s daily routine
  • Punctuality
  • Enthusiasm and interest for using environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
  • 2-3 years related experience working as a Housekeeper for a private family or in a private home
  • Energetic and positive attitude; outgoing and hands-on
  • Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work longer hours and overtime as needed
  • Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license and own a car
Job Type
Full-Time | Seasonal
Job Categories
Competitive compensation based on experience. Over-time possible.
Housing Type

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