South Dakota : Couple team/Ranch Manager – position has been filled July 2018 #862

Experienced couple team or ranch manager needed to oversee and care for beautiful 100+ acre ranch in South Dakota. Property has multiple homes and outbuildings, extensive landscaping and several ponds as well as a creek and shooting range. Couple team/Ranch Manager will be responsible for hands-on care and maintenance of property including mowing (close to 8 hours a week) and snow plowing in the winter. If a couple team is hired, they will also provide housekeeping and laundry services. Cooking is not required.

Will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all equipment including 6 Polaris/4 wheelers, 2 trucks and 2 SUVs. There is a car wash on the property and Couple Team/Ranch Manager will be responsible for keeping cars vacuumed out and ready for use. Ideal candidates will establish a record keeping system to keep track of both vehicle and property maintenance.

Couple team will be responsible for stocking main residence with staples before principal’s arrival and may be asked to assist with other errands or tasks while in residence. Cooking is not required. Airport pick-up and drop off is required. The property is about an hour from the airport.
Must have the ability to manage and supervise outside vendors and contractors such as sub-contractor who hays the property. Ideal candidates will be handy and mechanically inclined to keep farm equipment maintained and in good working order.

Competitive salary and health insurance are offered. Housing is provided on-site.

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Montana: Service Oriented Couple Team-Position has been filled July, 2018 #857

Service oriented couple team needed to maintain a large secondary property in a beautiful area of Montana. This 13,000sf, newly constructed home sits on 130 acres that is part of a conservation easement. As such, the property owners aren’t allowed to create new trails on the property and the exterior duties will be limited to the immediate area around the household, checking the fence line and providing snow removal. The owners are planning utilizing natural landscaping techniques although there will be some lawns that need to be maintained.

The family expects to utilize the property around 90 days a year but within 5 years, plans on occupying it 6-9 months out of the year. They do have family in the area and the household will be frequently utilized for family gatherings as well as other entertaining events. Flexibility will be key as their schedule is fluid and ideal couple teams will be able to adapt to changing plans and last-minute arrivals.

Ideal couple team will be capable of learning all aspects of the property and taking ownership over its care and upkeep. Should be capable of working with the contractor on the final stages of the construction process to develop a detailed household/property manual to keep track of all warranty information and develop maintenance schedules and begin creating a vendor list.

Will be responsible for stocking the home before arrival, airport pick-up and drop offs and making sure the property is in excellent condition at all times. Will provide hospitality services including cleaning (an outside cleaning service may be utilized to assist with the heavy cleaning but couple team should be comfortable handling the daily graces), laundry and some cooking (may work directly with the principal within the kitchen). Ideal candidates will know when to be of service and when to provide privacy.

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Connecticut: Estate/Property Management Couple Team #829

Couple team needed for complete on-site management and hands-on care of 150-acre weekend/horse property in Northwest Connecticut. Will be responsible for complete oversight and care of property and will provide hospitality services when principals are in residence. There are no duties relating to the horses.

Couple team will be responsible for developing and maintaining maintenance schedule/calendar for all equipment and structures on the property. Will also be responsible for developing complete property manuals that will include
updated vendor list, emergency contacts for all systems and equipment, instruction files, manuals, warranties and maintenance/service records and schedules.

Must be hands-on with the previous experience with farm and turf maintenance. Should be capable of completing auto maintenance and must be a good driver with a clean motor vehicle record. One member of the couple team will be responsible for preparing healthy meals and should enjoy cooking. Must be computer literate and extremely organized. Will be responsible for organizing potential moves to other properties as well as wardrobes by season.

Separate house down the road provided with a salary commensurate with experience.

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