Traveling Housekeeper Job and Vacancy between New York, USA, Miami, Florida and Aspen Job Description
A private executive family primarily residing in New York City, with a secondary home in Aspen and a third in Miami require the services and appointment of a long-term Traveling Head Housekeeper who can constantly ensure that their upmarket properties are prepared for occupation in advance of arrival and maintain the spotless & hygienic environments during their stay.
This is a very hands on role with full responsibility for the cleaning, laundry, room preparation & bathrooms. Additional tasks, including driving for errands and preparing basic lunches for 3 older children is also required. Due to COVID, the family is splitting their time equally between the 3 locations during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Previous experience in private residences is of high importance and calibre. Standard is of great relevance to this bespoke client who requires full attention to detail and most importantly an aptitude for luxury environments and their requirements.
COVID: mitigation practices will be required (proper wearing of masks, frequent hand washing, quarantine when required by local authorities) and regular testing will be required and paid for by employer.
Duties of the Head-Housekeeper will include the management all soft services to the highest standards from Monday to Friday and half day Saturday’s.
The Head Housekeeper will be expected to be completely hands on and able to not only work independently but also take full direction from the principal & principal lady who will guide the expected levels of service and preparation.
Vacancy duties and responsibilities
- A check list and record to be had, as to maintain same.
- All delicate items including Laundry and ironing including linen, table cloths and napkins
- All hand-washing, delicate and special care taken of fine linens
- High end-end household appliances and delicate services need special care together with furnishings
- The expectation of assistance in the preparation for functions/receptions and special occasions
- Team work is of great importance as management and third party suppliers have hands on roles and are in place
- Head housekeeper will be expected to report to the Principal’s chosen representative and management team
- Knowledge and previous experience with home automation and high end finishes
- Ability to work within a team including the Nanny, Chef, Chauffeur, Valet etc.
- Laundry cleanliness requires a very high level of cleanliness
- The cleaning routine to be followed meticulously and a weekly reports to be submitted to management,
- Basic errands that need to be done when required
- Management of the household inventory and inventory list
- The maintenance and upkeep of all cleaning equipment regularly
- Detailed cleaning including carpets and windows, surfaces & antiques
- The rooms are to be kept as per specified standards and to match specifications given
- Work needs to be carried out according to schedule and organized
- Spanish as a secondary or first language
- Native Spanish Speaker is Preferred
- Validity to drive
- Validity to travel on domestic flights
- Must have a pro-active mindset and be absolutely Honest and Trustworthy
- English written and verbal command communication must be fluent
- A need for previous experience in private residences, luxury boutique environments and establishments
- Ability to work unsupervised for long periods of time
- Schedule that if flexible and can include public holidays and weekends throughout the year to accommodate the Principle a/o guests – not frequently
- Contactable references in writing confirming abilities in similar roles
- Candidate should be eager to be employed on a long-term basis and be committed to the appointment
- Housekeeping experience of 5 years or more in a similar environment
- Housekeeping qualifications are recommended
- English to be fluent _ written and verbal
- Significant experience
- Discretion is a requirement, with a friendly yet professional kind and honest person, with good values
- Experience and qualifications will determine the salary of a successful candidate
- Residential needs will determine the flexibility of the schedule
- This is a Live-out position and as such Miami based candidates will enjoy priority
- Placement will be full time with a three-month trial period.
Traveling Housekeeper Salary
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