Housekeeper – Job ID #18728

Halifax region, Nova Scotia
Posted 6 months ago

Position Overview:

Seeking an experienced Housekeeper for a semi-formal vacation residence located 45 minutes outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the overall cleanliness and organization of the residence year-round. This position is full-time, hours are Monday to Friday, 9AM – 5PM, with occasional nights and weekends when the Principal is in residence 3 months of the year.  When the Principal is not in residence, the home is to be maintained and kept ready for the Principal’s arrival.  Accommodation provided is a home nearby for the sole use of the successful applicant and his/her family.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Daily housekeeping to include dusting, vacuuming, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, washing floors
  • Care of fine furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, finishes, and surfaces
  • Daily laundry and ironing when the Principal is in residence
  • Wardrobe packing and unpacking
  • Household inventory, grocery shopping and errands weekly or as needed
  • Answer the door and telephone, take messages, receive packages
  • Special projects include, but not limited to, deep cleaning projects, household cupboard and closet cleaning and reorganization
  • Pet care when the Principal is in residence
  • Other duties as required from time to time

Applicant Qualities:

  • A self-starter with good attention to detail and the initiative to see a project to completion
  • Must have previous experience working in a semi-formal residence
  • Excellent housekeeping, laundry and ironing skills; correct use of products and methods for fine finishes and surfaces
  • Flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends as required
  • Applicants must be service oriented with excellent English communication skills
  • Must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times, exercise diplomacy, discretion and respect of boundaries
  • A valid driver’s license is considered a strong asset
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants please apply with resume to

Please refer to Job ID:  18728

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