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Butler/Houseman needed in Great Neck, NY

Compensation: 120K-160K per year, plus full medical benefits and 401K.

 

Schedule: Live-out, Typically 5 days, will include weekends and some holidays.


We are seeking an experienced Houseman/Butler to report to the Estate Manager and provide superior service to an active UHNW family in Nassau County, NY located on a sizeable estate.

 

The primary purpose of the Butler/Houseman is to maintain the smooth operations of the home in the afternoon and evening. 

 These are the primary goals and objectives of the position:

·         Promote a safe, secure and healthy workplace.

·         Delivers high level of service to the family and their guests.

·         Maintains a professional and respectful work relationship with the team.

·         Participate in a workplace culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.

·         Commitment to working weekends. Typical schedule would be Wednesday – Sunday however schedule may change based on family needs and flexibility is a requirement.

 

Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

·         Assist housekeepers with heavy duty and special cleaning

·         Greet and receive family arriving from day, school, or work

·         Works closely with chef in meal preparation, setting and serving for family and frequent formal dinners

·         Drives family or staff, runs errands – as needed

·         Working with Groundskeeper, assist in maintaining outdoor furniture, light fixtures, planters, etc.

·         Familiar with household mechanical and electronic systems

 

Job Requirements/Responsibilities:

·         This position requires flexibility in scheduling to meet the changing demands of the family

·         Broad knowledge and experience in: 1) observation and attention to principals, anticipating needs 2) meal service and dining room etiquette 3) household maintenance

·         Knowledge and understanding in cleaning of delicate antiques and special surfaces

·         Excellent communication skills and time management

·         An aptitude and desire to learn the finer points of Private Service

·         Assist housekeepers as needed with general housekeeping and heavy-duty special projects

·         Greet and receive family arriving from day, school, or work

·         Works closely with chef for kitchen operations, sets and serves dinner (both family and formal)

·         Drives family or staff, runs errands in a safe and secure manor

·         Maintains outdoor furniture, light fixtures, planters, walkways, etc.

·         Familiar with household mechanical systems and working with the Facilities Manager assists in performing routine inspections as needed

·         Demonstrated ability to: multi-task and set priorities

·         General knowledge of kitchen equipment and household appliance operations

·         Experience in wine varietals and wine service

·         From time to time be able to stay overnight as needed

·         Must be comfortable around dogs 


Education and Experience:

·         High school or equivalent

·         Minimum of at least 3 years in a private formal home or fine dining/catering.

·         Certifications and or training in household service/hospitality

·         current & clean drivers licenses


Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.  

  





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