Household Manager / Cook

| Philadelphia, PA, United States

Posted Date 9/15/2022

Looking for a discrete, proactive, organized, detail oriented, and reliable household manager – cook who is willing to wear different hats.  In this role flexibility with schedule and anticipation of the principals’ needs are a must.  This position will largely be Monday-Friday, but we need a 24/7 mindset with the ability to work weekends especially during the summer. The daily schedule may change based on principal’s needs. During the summer, you will be required to work in the mornings, take a break during the day and return to work for a few hours in the evening to help trough dinner.

The principal has a vacation home at the New Jersey Shore where she spends most of the summer. You will be required to travel back and forth to/from the beach property and/or to live-in while family and guests are there. 


What You’ll Do:

  • Arranging and managing cleaning services for both homes.
  • Preparing healthy meals for lunch and dinner as requested.
  • Grocery shopping and keeping the fridge stocked with breakfast-lunch items like cut up fruits, vegetables, cold cuts and salads
  • Updating household inventories and procuring supplies.
  • Coordinate, monitor and log all maintenance and improvements for two properties.
  • Managing vendor and contractor relationships, including scheduling, accounts payable, project management, etc.
  • Routinely inspect properties for repairs needed and address them with vendors.
  • Organization/monitoring of household projects. Collaborate with principal in redecorating spaces, switching furniture, updating household items and holiday décor.
  • Tidying up the house between cleanings.
  • Creating, updating and implementing manuals and tasks list for cleaning and maintenance of the homes.
  • Responsible for car maintenance and related issues
  • Personal shopping, running errands and concierge work.
  • Assisting in packing and unpacking.
  • Assisting in technology setting. Updating computers, e-filing, video/picture editing, software updates, hardware set up (printer/scanner/cameras and other accessories)
  • Coordinating travel arrangements that require detailed itineraries and changing logistics.
  • Daily care of pets including feeding, walking, vet and grooming appointments and maintaining pet supplies
  • Setting/clearing dinner table and leaving the kitchen clean and organized
  • Overseeing few small events and family gatherings including holiday celebrations.
  • At the beach house, assisting with house cleaning and set up. Refreshing towels, tying up the house, cleaning up after guests.
  • Acting as liaison to the principal’s fast-paced family office.


What You’ll Need:

  • 3 years related experience working on a similar role for a private family.
  • Incredibly hands-on approach to principal’s service.
  • Utmost discretion, professionalism and confidentiality are required.
  • Flexibility in scheduling 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities
  • Experience preparing healthy meals for dinner with little to no direction
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Fluent in English
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in Mac. QuickBooks/Quicken knowledge are a plus.
  • Must LOVE dogs and cats.
Job Type
Job Categories
Chef | Family Assistant | House Manager | Personal Assistant
DOE. Starting at $70K plus discretionary bonus

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