Live-out House Manager (HOUMCR21G01)

Date Posted: 10 days ago
Salary: $90,000 a year
Danbury, CT 06810

Job Description

Position: Live-out House Manager Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm with flexibility to help on occasional weekend day as needed Location: Danbury, CT Salary: $90K plus benefits (healthcare, 401k, annual bonus)
Wonderful Danbury couple is seeking a full-time House Manager. This is a household of 2 people. The House Manager will supervise a small team consisting of housekeepers and landscape/garden workers and will be expected to pitch in and work alongside them as needed (i.e., cleaning, dusting, laundry, moving items, etc.).
The ideal candidate will be hands-on and detail-oriented. He/she should be experienced with overseeing maintenance details, both inside and out, and should possess a general knowledge of technical aspects of a home to ensure a smooth-running household; will work closely with the Estate Manager. Key qualities of the successful candidate will be strong organization and teamwork.
Job Duties:
  • Oversee aspects of housekeeping, deep cleaning and household organization
  • Daily walkthrough of property including monitoring for leaks, structural/landscape damage, testing HVAC, IT, monitoring security systems, pool temperature. Provide timely support and assistance to ensure all is in working order
  • Coordinate maintenance of family vehicles
  • Manage museum-quality cleaning of fine furniture, art, and antiques
  • Pet care as needed
  • Manage household inventory levels to ensure home is stocked and guest ready at all times. Manage deliveries and order household supplies; manage and assist with running household errands, shopping, etc.
  • Manage all vendors including pool maintenance, pest control, trainers, other contractors and their access to property
  • Oversee and assist with special/seasonal projects
  • Coordinate with Principals, Estate Manager, contractors, and staff regarding all issues
  • Manage staff scheduling and household budgets, records, files and expenses
  • Review and update household manuals, with the help of the Estate Manager
  • Manage and assist with occasional entertaining; knowledge of healthy cooking a plus
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the family at all times

Job Requirements:
  • Preference for local candidates in the Danbury area
  • 5+ years of private household experience preferred
  • Experience in managing household staff and indoor/outdoor maintenance
  • Must have a "no job is too big or too small" attitude. Team player. Hands-on attitude is extremely important
  • Strong fluency of the English language; must have excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Tech-savvy (knowledge of home security systems, IT, Lutron or similar, Apple platform)
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willing and able to do minor emergency repairs and home tasks
  • Flexibility with work schedule, i.e. able to work longer hours when needed, weekends and/or holidays
  • Longevity in past positions with verifiable references
  • Professional and service-oriented attitude, high energy and strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of caring for museum-quality art
  • Self-motivator, self-starter and proactive
  • Ability to do light cooking is a plus, as needed
  • Pet-friendly
  • Must be discreet re: the privacy and needs of the family; must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Willing to undergo a comprehensive background check
Legal to work in the U.S. with valid driver’s license

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