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Live-in Domestic Couple

 

 

Position Overview:

A high-profile professional is seeking a house couple who will provide excellent attention to detail and demonstrate the utmost integrity. The house couple must be able to perform deep cleaning and maintain all areas of the homes, both interior and exterior. The role will support the Principals from their Hamptons home and apartment, with occasional travel as needed to additional properties in both Miami, FL, and New York, NY.

Responsibilities:

Day to day for Head Groundskeeper

  • Walk the exterior of the property (main house, guest house, pool house) daily and inspect for anymaintenance related needs or visual signs of damage such as:Irrigation properly working (e.g., lawn sprinklers, fountains)
  • Inspect landscaping to ensure all plants, trees, bushes, flowers, shrubs, and grass are healthy,watered, and in good condition
  • Windows are clean with no streaks, fingerprints, or residue
  • Inspect all entry areas including pedestrian and vehicle gates
  • Check all deck, terrace, kitchen appliances and grilles are in good working order and clean
  • Ensure main pool, lap pool, and hot tub are clean and set to proper temperatures
  • Visually inspect all gutters
  • Tennis and basketball court surfaces are clean, power washed and free of bird waste, etc.
  • Playground and trampoline are free of debris and functioning appropriately
  • Sweep all patio decks and ensure areas are free of trash and debris
  • No visible rust or damage on the exterior of the home
  • Ensure all security cameras are visible and in working order
  • Walk the walkway to beach and check for trash or debris
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  • Walk the interior of the property (main house, guest house, pool house) daily and inspect for anymaintenance related needs or visual signs of damage such as:Inspect fixtures/lights (e.g., look for cobwebs, dead light bulbs, and broken items)
  • Inspect all appliances (e.g. refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, etc.)
  • Inspect all plumbing fixtures (e.g., run all bathroom and kitchen faucets, and flush all toilets)
  • Inspect for any signs of insects or pests
  • Perform systems check (e.g., turn on/off TVs and audio system, ensure telephone/internetsystems are online, inspect thermostats, hot water heaters and HVAC system are working)
  • Check wine cellar is set to proper temperatures
  • Gym workout equipment is clean and in good working order
  • Inspect mechanical room to ensure no leakage, debris, or motor issues
  • Inspect main house and guest house garages to ensure clean and orderly, check for any visiblewater damage, and check that garage doors are functioning properly
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  • Supervise vendor visits to ensure tasks are completed properly, and coordinate with family office team onfuture visits and follow ups as needed
  • Deep clean, pressure wash and maintain exterior patio decks, windows, wood, and door handles weekly
  • Perform routine landscaping tasks on the ground including daily weed removal, soil maintenance, andregular soil checks
  • Ensure proper disposal of trash, as well as emptying and cleaning trash cans regularly

 

 

Perform handyman duties as needed to maintain functionality and appearance of the property includingchanging light bulbs, performing yardwork, ensuring mechanical room is in working order, etc.

Provide care for house pets and chickens including walking, feeding, veterinary appointments, groomingappointments, and routinely picking up and disposing of any waste

Maintain vehicles including refilling gas tanks, car washes, oil changes, brakes, tires, and routine checks toensure optimal performance

Run errands as needed (e.g., purchasing supplies and household inventory items, picking up prescriptions,dropping off and picking up drycleaning, receiving packages, etc.)

 

Day to day for Head Housekeeper

Walk the interior of the property (main house, guest house, pool house) daily and inspect for anymaintenance related needs or visual signs of damage such as:Inspect fixtures/lights (e.g., look for cobwebs, dead light bulbs, and broken items)

Inspect all appliances (e.g. refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, etc.)

Inspect all plumbing fixtures (e.g., run all bathroom and kitchen faucets, and flush all toilets)

Inspect for any signs of insects or pests

Perform systems check (e.g., turn on/off TVs and audio system, ensure telephone/internetsystems are online, printers are functioning)

Check wine cellar is set to proper temperatures

Gym workout equipment is clean and in good working order

 

Supervise vendor visits to ensure tasks are completed properly, and coordinate with family office team onfuture visits and follow ups as needed

Conduct thorough deep cleaning in all bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas including washing,dusting, polishing, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping

Perform laundry tasks including washing garments using machines or handwashing as necessary, sorting,ironing, folding, and distributing accordingly

Manage household organization including closets, pantries, shelving, etc. and ensure adequate stocklevels of household supplies and cleaning materials

 

Spring preparation for Principals’ arrival (in addition to day to day responsibilities):

  • Ensure all items from closets and drawers are removed, closets and drawers are cleaned, all linens andtowels are laundered, and all items are placed back accordingly
  • Remove outdoor furniture from basement and place outdoors one week before Principals’ arrival
  • Perform full inspection of all vehicles including scheduling service, interior and exterior cleanings, andensure gas levels are full
  • Prepare the garden by transplanting surviving plants from the greenhouse
  • Ensure all A/C filters have been cleaned or replaced if needed
  • Schedule interior and exterior window cleanings for 2-3 days prior to the Principal’s arrival
  • Place all outdoor furniture cushions same day as the Principal's arrival

 

While Principals are onsite (in addition to day to day responsibilities):

Each morning, place all poolside furniture, cushions, and open umbrellas

Each evening, ensure all poolside furniture, cushions, and umbrellas are brought indoors and stored in thepool house

Retrieve newspaper for the Principal daily

Coordinate with Chef to assist with meal service and cleanup

 

 

Provide white glove level service for all social engagements hosted at the residence including settingtablescapes, organizing rental furniture as needed, serving cocktails and meals tableside

Coordinate with Principal’s administrative teams to assist with printing and prepping materials as needed

Setup bike equipment including pulling clothing, helmets, and hydration drinks

Prepare massage room and equipment as needed

Assist Principal with planting vegetables and new flowers as directed by Principal

Prepare any required supplies for children’s extracurriculars such as riding clothing, proper footwear,camping gear, etc.

Provide driving services as required

 

Principals’ departure/during off season (in addition to day to day responsibilities):

Ensure water for chickens is placed in designated heated area

Place all plants in the greenhouse to repurpose for the following summer

Clean all outdoor furniture and cushions, and store in basement

Coordinate with family office to winterize irrigation systems, fountains, landscaping, etc.

Coordinate with family office to schedule pool and spa closing in October

Clear all driveways, walkways, doors, and windows of snow as needed

Repaint mechanic room as needed

Prepare residence for potential snowstorms by securing all doors and windows, and placing appropriateequipment in designated areas to prevent leaks

 

Requirements:

10 years + experience

Ability to manage your time efficiently

Work well unsupervised

Groundkeeper must have ability to lift 25 pounds

Handle maintenance and cleaning

Ability to maintain a professional appearance and interact positively with guests

Ability to work well with a team

Travel between Principal’s New York City and Southampton properties as needed

Open to working weekends

 

Hours/Schedule:

During the summer months of June, July and majority of August, Principal resides F/T in Southampton andNew York City

During the months of September, October and November, Principal will travel to Southampton forreligious holidays

Principal’s adult children will visit the residence throughout the year without Principal

Typical offseason schedule is 9-5; hours will fluctuate when Principals are onsite


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