Maine: Property Manager; Domestic Couple or Individual #882

Private family seeking an experienced property manager(s), ideally a domestic couple, to oversee the successful operation and maintenance of a full-time household located in a seacoast town in the Portland, Maine area.

Responsibilities include management of the following functions:
• Complete oversight of a recently built home, and related property.
• Planning and executing frequent dinners and events, working with other team
members and service providers
• Maintenance of household calendars and scheduling household services
• Maintenance and updating of household manuals
• Supervision of household staff and service providers, including housekeeper,
landscapers, pool maintenance service (many existing, long term relationships).
• Basic healthy cooking, meal planning, food shopping
• Oversight of grounds maintenance, seasonal needs, snow removal etc.
• Supervision of periodic building/maintenance projects; with outside vendors
• Upkeep and maintenance of ski house and multiple vehicles
• Assistance managing household accounts in coordination with family office
• Related duties, including occasional assistance to other nearby family members

Existing service providers currently take significant responsibility for landscaping, pool maintenance, IT, cleaning, bill paying, vehicles/boats. On-site housing is provided. Salary is DOE. This position includes a benefits package and work use of a utility vehicle.

• Relevant work experience managing private residences
• Outstanding references from previous employers
• Adept in managing and supervising household staff
• Ability to work independently, with a team, and “hands on” as necessary
• Must be proficient with computers (Mac applications) and media systems
• Demonstrate an understanding of physical house systems
• Confidentiality and discretion
• Strong analytic, communication and management skills
• Flexible schedule with availability to work overtime as needed, seasonally.
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

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Hawaii: Caretaking Domestic Couple Team-currently interviewing a couple team March, 2019 #892

Remote East Maui estate seeking live in domestic couple. The property has a very strong landscape team already in place, so, the incoming manager should have strong teamwork/ teambuilding skills. Construction and remodeling skills required.

Very large estate and property, much of which requires daily maintenance and upkeep. Daily duties include, mowing large lawns, weed eating, dealing with invasive plants, and overseeing multiple projects happening at the same time. In house crew comes with the property so strong management skills are required. This position requires daily management of the maintenance crew.

Maintain the four homes, including caretakers cottage, on the property year round. Primary residence needs checking daily, get air circulating, check for must, dust, mold, etc. Check dehumidifier, wipe all the salt water on surfaces down. Full housekeeping but very basic.

Want to be clear the challenging part of this position is the isolation and learning to embrace the culture and style of Hawaii. Beautiful furnished cottage on property, health insurance and vehicle provided. This is a full-time salaried position 40 hour work week.

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New York: Experienced Couple Team; position has been filled March, 2019 #884

Experienced, Live-in Domestic couple team needed to maintain beautiful Oyster Bay, NY Estate. Ideal candidates will be team players, non-smoking, happy and positive minded people that enjoy working with others in the heart of the household.

The ideal profile for the position would be a chef/cook and a housekeeper although the principals are willing to consider a housekeeper and grounds person combo as long as one member is willing to assist in the kitchen. Couple team will be responsible for cooking, maintaining the interior of the residence, including the full housekeeping, laundry, wardrobe care, ironing and valet services. Also responsible for some exterior maintenance of the property including light gardening, handyman duties and scheduling appropriate vendors. Must be willing to assist other staff during dinner parties including serving and clean-up.

The principals do have dogs (Boxers) and couple team must be able to provide pet sitting and pet care. Couples with pets of their own will not be a fit for this position. The principals are in residence primarily two days a week but the residence must be well maintained and ready for guests at all times. Couple teams must have five+ years of private service experience with verifiable references to be considered. Professional training is a major plus.

Very competitive salary which includes contribution to health insurance plan is available. Couple team will live in fully furnished apartment on-site. Additional perks include cell phones, utilities covers and all meals included.

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Ohio: House Manager or Couple Team #883

Household Manager or Couple team needed for 10,000sf primary residence situated on 14 wooded acres in Ohio. The principals are in their mid-60’s and have a very large and active family and are looking for a Household Manager or couple team to become an extension their close-knit family. Ideal candidates will be willing to take on whatever is needed; driving, laundry, grocery shopping or a deferred maintenance or cleaning project.

Must be comfortable with children and willing to help in a pinch as they have 5 grandchildren that range from new-born to 10 years old. Will be responsible for the daily graces, keeping the home neat and organized at all times. Will oversee a part-time housekeeper as well as outside contractors and vendors however the family would like to reduce the number of vendors needed. The Mrs. is a fabulous cook but would like assistance with grocery shopping and inventory control. Potential menu planning, food prep and serving while the family is entertaining. The principals are very active in several non-profit boards and often host events. Must be capable of assisting with all event preparations and then oversee events while also acting as host.

Ideal candidates will be tech savvy as the home is fully automated. Must have a friendly and open personality and enjoy working with children. Open to considering both a single individual or a couple team depending on their experience and skill-sets. Competitive salary and potential benefit package available. Open to live-in or live-out.

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