Domestic Couple – Job ID #18746

Virginia, USA
Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Overview:

Seeking an experienced Domestic Couple for a formal residence located in Virginia. The successful applicants will be responsible for the overall management and day to day operation of the residence.  This position is full-time and live-in.  Applicants should be flexible with schedules and expect to travel with their employer to a second residence in South Carolina, December to April every year.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management of daily housekeeping, including hands-on support while the full-time housekeeper is off which includes dusting, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, and washing floors; care of fine furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, finishes, and surfaces
  • Daily laundry, ironing and steaming; wardrobe management, packing and unpacking
  • Special projects include, but not limited to, quarterly deep cleans, household cupboard and closet cleaning and reorganization
  • Preparing and serving three meals per day; this includes menu planning with the Principal, and kitchen clean-up afterwards
  • Formal and semi-formal table setting, and food and beverage service; silver service is required
  • Planning and assisting with private and social events
  • Household inventory and grocery shopping
  • Excellent communication skills, politely and professionally greet guests, answer the telephone and record messages, receive packages
  • Management and supervision of vendors and trades for regular maintenance, seasonal maintenance and other special projects
  • Management and monitoring of household mechanical systems as well as household inventories and security while the principal is away
  • Occasional driving duties, including airport pick-up and drop-offs
  • Pet care as need (currently there are two small dogs)
  • Other duties as required from time to time

Applicant Qualities:

  • Excellent housekeeping and laundry skills; correct use of products and methods for fine finishes, fixtures, surfaces and fabrics
  • Must possess excellent time management skills, be punctual, courteous, possess keen attention to detail and follow through on all projects assigned
  • Applicants should be energetic and able to anticipate the needs of Principals
  • Must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times, exercising diplomacy, discretion and respect of boundaries
  • One applicant must have a driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants please apply with resume to jobs@charlesmacpherson.com

Please refer to Job ID: 18746

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