Estate Caretaker

| Manchester, MA, United States

Posted Date 7/08/2024
Description

OVERVIEW: We are seeking a reliable, dedicated and experienced Private Estate Caretaker to oversee the maintenance and operation of a private estate. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in estate and/or property management, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, have a keen eye for detail, and be capable of managing multiple tasks efficiently. The Caretaker will be responsible for ensuring the property is well-maintained and operates smoothly, providing a comfortable and pristine environment for the estate owners and their guests.

The primary directive of the caretaker is both the hands-on care and maintenance of the home and the assistance of the family members with day-to-day tasks. The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the caretaker as necessary. Additionally, the scope of the caretaker's role may be adjusted to meet the evolving needs of the household.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Property Maintenance:
    • Oversee and ensure the overall upkeep and maintenance of the estate, including buildings, grounds, recreational facilities, and storage facility.
    • Perform routine inspections and maintenance of mechanical systems, including plumbing systems, electrical systems, and HVAC.
    • Removing recycling and waste weekly and as requested. This includes shipping crates and containers. Waste disposal may require a trip to the transfer station.
    • Assisting with vehicles as requested.
  • Property Management:
    • Coordinate and supervise vendors, contractors, and service providers for repairs, renovations, and special projects. Ensuring work meets household standards and the family is not disturbed by work.
    • Handle administrative responsibilities such as record-keeping of maintenance activities, inventories, scheduling, and correspondence related to estate management.
    • Liaise with the estate owners to ensure their preferences and requirements are met.
    • Maintain amicable relationships with neighbors and local tradesmen.
    • Ensuring unauthorized individuals are promptly and politely escorted off property.
  • Landscaping and Grounds:
    • Collaborate with the Landscaper to ensure the grounds are manicured and aesthetically pleasing.
    • Execute landscaping activities: including lawn care, tree maintenance, etc.
    • Maintenance and set up of pool, lawn furniture, and tennis court.
    • Maintenance of lawn machines, equipment and tools; including record keeping on repairs.
    • Responsible for snow removal (some odd hours may be necessary during the snow season).
  • Additional Duties:
    • Handle any other tasks as requested by the estate owners.
    • Maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of the estate owners and guests.
    • Assisting the other household staff (Estate Manager, Landscaper, Housekeeper) as needed.
    • Assistance with family dog.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven experience in estate management, property maintenance, or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of property maintenance, including HVAC (commercial HVAC systems experience), plumbing systems, electrical systems, pool maintenance, general repairs, and general handyman tasks.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with estate owners and staff.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours and be on-call as needed, including some evenings and weekends.
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

GENERAL DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • The general work hours are Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM TO 4:30 PM. The employee is expected to be at work on average 45 hours per week.
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Categories
Groundskeeper | Houseman | Other/Miscellaneous
Housing Type
Live-out

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