Houseman/Second Assistant

| New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 7/10/2022
HNW NYC couple seeking full-time houseman, to work in Upper East Side home (Sept to May), and Hamptons estate during the summer months (MD to LD). 
Requirements of the position:
- Minimum of 5 years experience working in similar capacity
- Have high standards of service, and excellent references
- Adept at formal and informal table setting & service
- Upbeat, can-do attitude, and positive disposition
- Highly-organized
- Able to troubleshoot typical household media (Wi-Fi, printers, etc.)
- Anticipate needs
- Previous experience working on multiple properties for same principal
- Driving
- Small repairs
- Familiarity with Upper East Side, HNW families required
- College education strongly preferred
- Looking for a long-term employment arrangement); a position that can grow to include more responsibility
Summer housing is provided (but not required to live in if you have other arrangements) if needed. (No relocation candidates, please.) Must be legal to live and work in US. To apply, send a cover letter describing yourself, your work ethic and professional history. Also inclue a resume, and your salary requirements. If you do not include this information, you will not be contacted.
List of responsibilities:
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Care of fine china, silver, crystal
  • Care and inventory of artwork and antiques
  • Maintenance of automobiles, if needed
  • Security of their employer and residence
  • Coordination and scheduling of service contractors
  • Formal table service and service of drinks
  • Valeting, including clothing and shoe care
  • Organization of home
  • Flower arranging and table decorations, as needed
  • Meeting and greeting of guests
  • Assisting with entertainment
  • Errands
  • Making sure interior of home is kept up to high standard
  • Work with other staff members
  • Basic cooking (not daily), and source meals, arrange for delivery, or pick up, and serve
  • Wine management, as needed
  • Anticipating needs of principals
  • The family is highly organized, and has a capable staff, but now finds the need for additional assistance
  • Make the home run more smoothly 
  • Basic tennis court maintenance during summer months
Job Type
Job Categories
Houseman | Personal Assistant
Competitive salary, and benefits package (vacation, personal days, health insurance contribution). Accommodation while working in Hamptons.

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