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Job Title: Experienced Live-In Housekeeper

Location: Cold Spring, NY

About Us: Join a warm and welcoming couple living on a stunning estate in Cold Spring, New York. Our beautiful 7,000 sq. ft. main residence is nestled in a serene environment, offering a unique opportunity for an experienced and animal-loving housekeeper. You will have your own charming cottage separate from the main home, ensuring privacy and comfort.

The Ideal Candidate: We are looking for a meticulous and dedicated housekeeper to manage all housekeeping and laundry duties. Your role will include:

  • Housekeeping: Comprehensive cleaning and upkeep of the entire house, managing household supplies, food inventory, and houseplants.
  • Laundry: Handling all family laundry, including ironing and carefully reading garment labels to avoid damage. Weekly ironing of sheets is required.
  • Organization: Scheduling and executing daily to seasonal household tasks, ensuring the home runs smoothly.
  • Pet Care: Loving and attentive care for our pets, including feeding and dog-sitting our two dogs when the owners are away. No allergies that would limit interaction with animals are essential.

Key Qualities:

  • Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail and a commitment to maintaining high standards.
  • Adaptability: Open to suggestions and adaptable, with a willingness to learn and adjust to the family's preferences.
  • Team Player: Ability to work cohesively with the family and other staff, respecting the couple’s presence during the working day.
  • Professionalism: Friendly, professional, respectful, and discreet.

What Works Best for the Family: Our home is upscale but not overly formal. We use cloth napkins, prefer ironed sheets, and maintain silver, fine artwork, and china. We value a housekeeper who can suggest improvements but is not rigid in their methods.

About the Family:

  • The Couple: The wife is an artist who resides full-time on the property, while the husband is a physician working in NYC from Tuesday to Friday.
  • Pets: Two dogs and one cat.
  • Current Staff: House/Estate Manager and a secondary housekeeper assisting with pet cleaning and deep cleaning.

Home Size: 7,000 sq. ft.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Full housekeeping duties
  • Family laundry, including hand washing delicates
  • Ironing
  • No errands required
  • Driving required
  • Pet sitting

Work Hours:

  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with a 30-minute break, or
  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a 1-hour break


  • Fluent in English
  • At least 3 years of experience
  • Minimum of 2 references

Personality Traits:

  • Friendly, professional, respectful, discreet, and a team player

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary: $75,000 per year
  • Living Accommodations: Live-in position with your own cottage on the property
  • Vacation: 10 working days and paid federal holidays
  • Health Insurance: Partial coverage
  • Additional Benefits: 7 paid sick/personal days

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

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