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Couple living on a beautiful estate in Cold Spring, New York, with a 7,000 SQ.FT. main residence are looking to hire an EXPERIENCED animal loving LIVE IN Housekeeper. This individual will have their own home on the property separate from the main home. 

The Ideal Candidate: The housekeeper will perform all the necessary housekeeping and laundry duties for the couple. This will include ironing, being careful to read all labels to ensure no garments are ruined. Sheets will need to be ironed on a weekly basis. The housekeeper must have experience in managing the smooth upkeep of the entire house, including managing the inventory of household supplies, food stuffs, and taking care of house plants. All cleaning/household activities will be committed to a schedule, covering tasks done on a daily basis to those required seasonally.  THE ABILITY TO ORGANIZE AND ORCHESTRATE A LARGE FAMILY HOME IS A MUST. 

It is important that the candidate isn't just okay with animals but LOVES them, AND HAS NO ALLERGIES THAT WOULD LIMIT INTERACTION WITH THEM. Pet care duties include, keeping an eye on, feeding and dog sitting 2 dogs at the housekeeper’s home when the principal is out of town.

What Works Best for Family: This is a higher end home. The family isn't formal, but they do use cloth napkins, want their sheets ironed, etc. They have silver to be polished, fine art work, china. They love suggestions but not someone who is set in their ways. The individual needs to be sensitive to the couple’s presence in the house during the working day.  We are looking for someone who is friendly with the ability to work cohesively as part of a team, and with minimum supervision. It is important for this person to have a keen eye for detail and a desire to execute their tasks to a high standard.

Requested Duration: Long term commitment. We hope you will make our home your home.

About the family

THE COUPLE: The wife  is an artist and lives full time at the property, the husband is a physician and works in NYC Tuesday through Friday.
PETS: Dogs; 1 Cats: 2
CURRENT STAFF. We have a House/Estate  Manager, and a secondary housekeeper who performs pet cleaning task and assists with deep cleaning when needed.

HOME SQFT: 7,000

Position Responsibilities

  • Housekeeping: Full Housekeeping Required,
  • Laundry: Family Laundry, Hand Wash Delicates,
  • Ironing: Required
  • Errands: No Errands Required
  • Driving: Required
  • Travel: No Travel Required
  • Pet sitting: Required
  • Work Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM with 30 min break or 8:30AM-5PM- with 1 hour break
  • Languages: Fluent English
  • Experience: At least 3 Years of Experience
  • References: Minimum of 2 References
  • Personality Traits: Friendly, professional, respectful, discreet, team player.

 

Position Compensation

  • Salary: $75,000.00
  • Living Accommodations: Live In- your own cottage on the property
  • Vacation: 10 working days, paid federal holidays.  
  • Health Insurance: Partial
  • Additional Benefits: 7 sick /personal days paid

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