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Dallas, Ft. Worth, Texas
Posted 12 months ago

Overview

Location: Fort Worth, TX (DFW candidates will be given priority) Schedule: Tue-Fri 7a.m- to 5p.m on-call as needed. Compensation:  $100,000 Benefits: None. NOTE:  Only those local to DFW are currently being considered. A long-established North Texas couple needs an experienced Household/Estate Manager to care for the property and home.  Discretion and Integrity are paramount.  Your responsibility will be the oversight and management of the 20-acre primary residence in east Fort Worth.  The main house is 10,686+ sq. ft., with two additional guest houses.  You will work in tandem with the Chief of Staff and the Director of Security to ensure the smooth operation of the home and the peace of mind of the Principals. The client is seeking a polished and professional house manager to oversee, coordinate and assist with all aspects of the home. The ideal candidate will embody all the requirements listed below. This person must also have the ability to coordinate with clients to manage accounts and budgets, engage local construction vendors for improvement projects, and create household manuals, schedules, and active lists.

Requirements

  • 7-10 years experience of managing a Residence for HNW clients.
  • Established longevity.
  • Ability to seamlessly fit into a harmonious work environment.
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal.
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty.
  • Highly organized and excellent eye for detail.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record.
  • Capable of passing an extensive background check and BAI interview.
  • Proven ability to negotiate contracts with various vendors (landscaping, maintenance etc.)
  • Proven experience with providing oversight of major landscape and maintenance projects.
  • Execute and adhere strictly to a non-disclosure agreement.
  • A strong working knowing Microsoft Office Suite

Duties & Key Success Factors

Household Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Full charge Household & Property Management.
  • Setting appointments for house repairs and maintenance.
  • Create and execute a vendor onboarding and management process/policy.
  • Create a list (excel and contact database) of vendors and contractors for various trades.
  • Create and maintain Household & Property Inventory.
  • Manage, train, and develop household staff as needed.
  • Inspect the property weekly for repairs or maintenance. Independently coordinate small projects and discuss options for large ones with the Principal.
  • A strong understanding of swimming pool chemicals and maintenance is preferred.
  • Handle simple house maintenance like changing air filters, light bulbs, diffusers, etc.
  • Being hands-on with all administrative duties, including:
    • Invoice management and approval.
    • Assist with Establishing and maintaining a Household Operational Budget.
    • Receipt coding and collecting for staff credit cards.
    • Managing household staff schedules.
  • Ensure that the home and property are kept at the highest standards of cleanliness.
  • Run errands as needed (e.g., dry cleaning, shoe repairs/shine, groceries, pick up prescriptions, etc.)

Other Considerations

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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Job CategoryEstate Manager, House Manager

A long-established North Texas couple needs an experienced Household/Estate Manager to care for the property and home.  Discretion and Integrity are paramount.  Your responsibility will be the overs...

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Mabank, Texas
Posted 1 year ago

Overview

Schedule:  TBD/Open to Discussion Compensation: $100,000 - $120,000/year for Property Manager Benefits: Full health coverage, 30 days PTO, Year-End Bonus. Established family in Dallas with a history of long-termed employees is looking for a Property Manager to care for their lake property on Cedar Creek Lake. The property is 100 acres with a main house and several outbuildings (boat house, guest house, guest cabin, and chapel). Your job will be to maintain the property, in aesthetics and function. Discerning what needs to be done, acting upon those issues, resolving them, and ensuring they are complete and done to the standards of the Principal and Family Office is your primary job function. Maintaining a  professional and positive image in the local community is paramount. “We need to continue to be viewed by the local community as having honor and integrity.” The ideal candidate will be reserved and have good social awareness, knowing when to be an active listener and when to respectfully disengage from conversations.  The family office is committed to cultivating a positive work environment and encourage leadership, not management.  Professionals who see their employees as equals are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

  • 5 - 10 years industry experience.
  • Non-Smoker preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record.
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview.
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty.
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Strong English and Communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Apple Products (Pages, Numbers, & Notes.)
  • Familiarity with Savant, Lutron, and AppleTVs.
  • Staff Management.
  • Bi-Ligual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Ability to seamlessly fit into a harmonious work environment.
  • Strong understanding of Horticulture.
  • Manage a team of 12 staff members.
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Monitor weather to prepare for any potential weather emergencies.
  • Manage daily access to the property.
  • Cleaning, care, and inspection of vehicles. Including ATVs, recreational vehicles, boats, and property maintenance equipment. Coordinate repairs.
  • Maintaining and cleaning the garage and gathering spaces.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot any mechanicals that fails. Coordinate repairs.
  • Ensure the property is maintained and ready for the Principal visits at all times.
  • Oversee renovation projects and report to the Principal & Family Office.
  • Find creative solutions to reoccurring issues.
  • Coordinate property fuel deliveries.
  • Pre-Arrival prep of the main house perimeter to ensure a welcoming environment.
  • Pre-Arrival and Post-Departure checklists and inspections for Principals and Event Guests.
  • Be available for walks with Mr. and/or Mrs. to discuss new and ongoing projects and report to Family Office.
  • Cleaning, refinishing, and repair of patio and exterior furniture.

Other Considerations

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 8’

Job Features

Job CategoryProperty Manager

Established family in Dallas with a history of long-termed employees is looking for a Property Manager to care for their lake property on Cedar Creek Lake. Your job will be to maintain the property...

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Houston, Texas
Posted 1 year ago
Location: Houston, TX (I-10 &  Lopp 610) Schedule:  TBD/Open to Discussion Compensation: $25 - $30/hour Benefits: 20 days PTO, Paid Holidays

Overview

A young and growing family in west Houston is looking for a property caretaker to care for their newly constructed home and grounds.  The family is a down-to-earth Texas family with strong roots that value the people around them.

The ideal candidate will have a strong history of grounds and property care and can ensure the grounds and household mechanicals are cared for.  They will be self-motivated, articulate, and able to cultivate a positive relationship with the principals and vendors.  Additional responsibilities will include basic household maintenance and minor repairs.  We are searching for a jack of all trades that will enjoy cultivating a beautiful environment.

Requirements

  • 5 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Valid Passport
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Punctuality
  • Strong English and Communication skills

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Communicate property needs to Principals on a regular basis
  • Highly organized & an excellent eye for detail.
  • Mowing (weekly in winter, bi-weekly in summer)
  • Bed cleaning
  • Pruning, trimming, deadheading, and replacement of dead plants.
  • Seasonal planting
  • Sprinkler system maintenance and repair (PVC knowledge)
  • Pool and pool equipment maintenance/diagnostics
  • Exterior cleaning (driveways, patios, doorways, light fixtures, gates, garages)
  • Property walks to check fencing and poison ivy and poison oak.
  • Non-Toxic Chemical use knowledge
  • Transport vehicles for maintenance as needed.
  • Heavy lifting
  • Furniture & toy assembly and general household repairs.
  • Special project help
    • Cleaning and maintenance of "outbuildings/structures"
    • Property clearing as needed
    • Holiday decor

Other Considerations

While the ideal candidate will fill all the above requirements and success factors, the families are willing to provide training resources to a candidate that fills 90% and demonstrates a positive outlook and strong work ethic. Social Media: Pictures of the children, the residence(s) and/or other assets should never be posted to social media at any time. Any pictures taken for information or informative purposes should be deleted after sending.  If a backup is needed, the photo should be uploaded to the family’s cloud drive and immediately deleted from the device. Punctuality: It is absolutely required that the Principals can count on you 100% and that you are punctual in getting to the residence for your assigned hours.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

Job Features

Job CategoryGroundskeeper, Handy Man

Location: Houston, TX (I-10 &  Lopp 610) Schedule:  TBD/Open to Discussion Compensation: $25 – $30/hour Benefits: 20 days PTO, Paid Holidays Overview A young and growing family in west Hou...

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Austin, Texas
Posted 2 years ago
While we do not have any current open positions, Estate Management Solutions is always looking for experienced laundresses.  We would like to have your resume onfile in the event we have a client that needs you.  We will not ask you to fill out any additional paperwork or forms unless we have a position that you are interested in. If you have any of the below skills, we want to hear from you!

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years of industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record
  • Capable of passing an extensive background check and BAI interview
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Responsible for all household laundry
  • Remarkable skill in ironing various clothes and linens
  • Sound knowledge of various fabrics and sewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of clothing (tears, rips, buttons, hems, etc.)
  • Familiarity in stain removal procedures and processes
  • Experience with eco-friendly, non-toxic options of cleansers and detergents
  • Sort, manage and inventory clothing requiring dry cleaning services
  • Organize all household laundry, hanging and folding items into assigned closets
  • Wardrobe management and organization
  • Catalog and care of designer and couture garments and accessories
  • Packing and unpacking clients and their families before and after travel
  • Liaising with vendors and contractors as required
  • Pet care and automobile carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Inventory Management of all items Laundry related.  Including supplies, linens, garments, accessories, etc.

Other Considerations

  • Ability to go the extra mile when needed to get the job done
  • Flexible scheduling with availability to work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Flexibility to work nights, overtime, or weekdays as needed
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryHousekeeper, Laundress

While we do not have any current open positions, Estate Management Solutions is always looking for experienced laundresses.  We would like to have your resume onfile in the event we […]

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Dallas, Texas
Posted 1 year ago
Location: Dallas, Tx. London in the summer months. Extensive travel throughout the year. Schedule:  46+ hours per week. (extra hours available during travel) Compensation:  $31 BOE (+$125 overnight fee for travel) Benefits: 10 days PTO, 3-5 sick days, 5 Paid holidays to be discussed with family

Overview

A loving family based in Dallas, Texas, with a home in London, is looking for a full-time+ Nanny to round off their existing team and support the family as a whole.  They travel far and wide with their children and are looking for a Full-Time Nanny to partner with the current Nanny Manager in caring for their children (ages 3 & 8-years-old) and home, errands, and meal prep wherever that may be at that moment.

This incredible family is looking for a candidate that is comfortable in their own skin and demonstrates being comfortable in the home, in front of the Principals, their friends, and their children.  The ideal candidate will be capable and comfortable with international travel and has the ability to be dynamic with their schedule to allow for the Principal’s work or social obligations and pre-scheduled travels; this responsibility is shared with the Nanny Manager.

Client Note: We’re not the usual 9-5 family set-up, and that’s by design. We love the stability of our home life here in Dallas and the excitement of showing our kids the world through travel. We’re saving a seat on the next plane out just for you!

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Valid US Passport & Global Travel ready
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail
  • Punctuality and flexibility with schedule
  • 50 overnight stays per year (included in compensation package)
  • Understands how to maintain boundaries while navigating family dynamics
  • Experience traveling with families
  • Emotionally well-adjusted (critical factor)
  • Comfortable working as a team to support the family
  • Understands maintaining professional boundaries. Doesn’t let their own issues impact their professional environment

Duties & Key Success Factors

Shared Childcare Duties:

  • Engaging with the children including doing arts and crafts, reading books, going to the library, and museums, assisting with homework
  • Helping children with general hygiene
  • Supervising and administering bath time as appropriate
  • Organizing children’s play area
  • Taking children to and from appointments as necessary
  • Teaching manners and other socially appropriate behavior
  • Taking children to parks and playgrounds
  • Packing and unpacking for family trips
  • Light Housekeeping (vacuum, sweep, stay current on the laundry)
  • Grocery shopping and light meal prep
  • Household supply shopping and keeping track of household items

Other Considerations

Schedule:

  • Saturday; 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday; 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday; 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (additional hours available)
  • Tuesday; 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (additional hours available)
  • Wednesday; 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (additional hours available)
  • Principal’s travel includes Los Angeles, London (summers) and other international locations.
Personal Cell Phone: The family’s expectation is that their staff will not make personal calls or texts while supervising the children or driving. Social Media: Pictures of the children, the residence(s) and/or other assets should never be posted to social media at any time. Any pictures taken for information or informative purposes should be deleted after sending.  If a backup is needed, the photo should be uploaded to the family’s cloud drive and immediately deleted from the device. Punctuality: It is absolutely required that the Principals can count on you 100% and that you are punctual in getting to the residence for your assigned hours.  

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

Job Features

Job CategoryHousekeeper, Nanny

Location: Dallas, Tx. London in the summer months. Extensive travel throughout the year. Schedule:  46+ hours per week. (extra hours available during travel) Compensation:  $31 BOE (+$125 overnigh...

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Florida, Palm Beach
Posted 1 year ago

OVERVIEW

A top-level, best-in-class professional Head Housekeeper with the ability to anticipate the needs of the unique lifestyles of the clients and their properties. The Head Housekeeper is directly responsible for the management of every aspect of housekeeping, laundry, staff training, wardrobe management, and supplies inventory while providing outstanding personal service to the family.

The Estate Manager is searching for a candidate that can remain professional in a busy environment.  The ideal candidate will be a positive influence on the home and staff and adhere to strict standards of office and household organization.  Someone with a strong work ethic that demonstrates their enjoyment and passion for what they do.

Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 (most weeks) Compensation: $80,000 – $85,000 + Full Benefits Geo Preferences: Prefer local but willing to relocate exceptional candidate

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 - 10+ years experience in a formal home, superyacht, exclusive resort, or butler education.
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and Behavior Analysis Interview.
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal. Ability to offer and receive constructive feedback. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & an excellent eye for detail.
  • English proficiency is required.  Bi-lingual is a bonus.
  • Regularly communicate and collaborate with Estate Manager.  Must maintain a high level of confidentiality. Able to delegate, with the ability to see the big picture.
  • Be proactive and emotionally intelligent in leadership.
  • Excellent record-keeping capabilities and maintaining logs and reports of the results of inspections.
  • Ability to travel for short periods (2 - 4 week at a time)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaboration with Estate Manager

  • Perform and adhere to directions from Estate Manager.
  • Provide feedback on housekeeping staff, and suggestions for improvements.  Including staffing and procedural changes.
  • Staff Schedules and PTO coordination to ensure proper coverage.
  • Evaluate housekeeping staff and provide feedback on productivity, efficiency, quality, and attention to detail.
  • Assist Estate Manager with vendor oversight, as requested.
  • Develop and maintain detailed room-by-room housekeeping checklists, travel procedures and checklists, household housekeeping manuals, and inventory lists for all residences and the Florida Office.
  • Facilitate communication and updates between the housekeeping staff, Estate Manager, and Executive Assistant.

Staff Management

  • Daily inspections of staff’s work. Daily to-do lists. Nightly follow-up. Provide feedback on the day’s performance.
  • Lead by example and cultivate a team atmosphere.
  • Ensure each team member understands their responsibilities and they have the proper tools, equipment, and supplies to do their job.
  • Ensure that each team member follows health and safety regulations.
  • Report any and all hazardous, unsafe, high risk and non-compliant work issues to Estate Manager immediately.
  • Ensure appearance standards are maintained.
  • Ensure that each team member is taking rest breaks and lunchtime and are reporting their timesheet properly. Approve each timesheet by Monday evening for the previous week.

Housekeeping Responsibilities & Coordination

  • Approve and implement the right cleaning supplies and correct cleaning methods by internet research or manufacturer’s recommendations, and insure that each housekeeping staff understands and uses these approved methods.
  • Coordinate and ensure the performance of general and in-depth cleaning for all residences with a hands-on approach.
  • Handle the daily graces (i.e., fresh towels in the bathrooms, making beds, wiping bathroom and kitchen counters, loading and unloading dishwasher, etc.)
  • Responsible for the care of fine furnishings including antiques and artwork.
  • Empty trash and organize recycling.
  • Wash inside windows, woodwork, etc.
  • Polish silver as needed.
  • Launder, iron, and press clothing.
  • Organize and maintain all clothes, closets, and drawers as needed.
  • Assist with packing and unpacking.
  • Organization, inventory, and upkeep of storage unit.
  • Organize and maintain stock of office supplies, office provisions, and household staff uniforms.
  • Place orders and take deliveries as needed.
  • Order, replace, and maintain interior flora.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve breakfast, light snacks, occasional meals, and order take-out in the absence of the chef.
  • Table settings and service.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6?

Job Features

Job CategoryExecutive Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Houseman

A top-level, best-in-class professional Head Housekeeper with the ability to anticipate the needs of the unique lifestyles of the clients and their properties. Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4...

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Dallas, Ft. Worth, Red River area of North Texas, Texas
Posted 1 year ago
Schedule:  Primarily weekdays, limited after-hours requests. Compensation: $80 - $100k/year Benefits: Medical, PTO, Bonus, Retirement

Overview

Very private family in RURAL North Texas is looking for a highly discrete professional to maintain their large property in far north Texas. Close to the border of OK.  Primary responsibility will be to maintain the grocery and sundry inventories, coordinate vendor access to the various buildings on the property, and keep them in a ready state at all times.  The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating access to the main house to minimize the impact on the Principals.  This role will report to the Chief of Staff (5 years tenure with family and promoted from within) and will work hand in hand with the Property Manager and long-tenured current Personal Assistant.  The primary residence property is 160 acres with 5 buildings.  6000 sq. ft. main house, 2 ancillary houses, 1 storage barn, and 1 office barn. The principals are genuinely nice people who strongly emphasize their privacy.  The ideal candidate will seamlessly integrate into the team to ensure that the minutia of life is never experienced by the Principals.  She will work to ensure that all household policies are followed and adapt their service delivery as situations and preferences change and evolve.

Requirements

  • 2 - 5 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check, BAI interview, and Social Media check.
  • Ability to identify issues and address independently
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Ability to cultivate a harmonious work environment.
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Experience with Trello, Microsoft Office, Google Docs
  • Experience managing multiple calendars
  • Understands how to deliver Invisible Service.
  • Ability to adhere to company privacy policies without compromise.
  • Understanding of Trello, Google Suite & Microsoft Office.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Household vendor access scheduling.
  • Grocery supply and inventory. The closest Whole Foods is 54 miles away.
  • Meal & Food prep.
  • Household and personal assistant errands.
  • Light housekeeping between weekly contracted team visits.
  • Manage calendar for efficient access to house. Coordinating household access to minimize Principal impact.
  • Build out checklists for standards and integrate them into the project management system.
  • Capable of providing seamless service without being intrusive.
  • Able to anticipate Principals’ needs and develop plans to address future needs.
  • Assist with travel coordination when needed.
  • Rare travel to other homes to help with set up prior to visit.

Other Considerations

  • Principals are warm and friendly but also private and enjoy their alone time. An ideal candidate will know how to balance the needs of the house with the privacy preferences of Mr. & Mrs.
  • There are three residences all within 7 miles of each other that the principals use and that will need service. One primary, two would be considered cottages, less than 2,000 sf. ft.
  • This individual needs to be extremely flexible in their work. Few days go exactly as planned.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’
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Job CategoryFamily Assistant, House Manager

Schedule:  Primarily weekdays, limited after-hours requests. Compensation: $80 – $100k/year Benefits: Medical, PTO, Bonus, Retirement Overview Very private family in RURAL North Texas is lookin...

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Austin, Texas
Posted 1 year ago

Overview

Schedule: To Be Established - Full Time Compensation:  $30 - $35/hour Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k & PTO Luxury residence in Austin is seeking a strong Laundress with the ability to proactively manage bespoke, couture clothing, as well as all other soft goods in the household. Closet management and travel packing needs for the family. The candidate understands that they are directly responsible for every aspect of keeping clothing in top condition and should show themselves to be adaptable/flexible with a readiness to do whatever it takes whenever it is needed in a team environment with limited direction This position reports to the Executive Housekeeper & Household Manager.

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding
  • Positive attitude and disposition
  • Service and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bi-Lingual strongly (Spanish/English)
  • Sound knowledge of various fabrics and sewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of clothing (tears, rips, buttons, hems, etc.)
  • Familiarity in stain removal procedures and processes
  • Experience with eco-friendly, non-toxic options of cleansers and detergents

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Responsible for all household laundry
  • Remarkable skill in ironing various clothes and linens
  • Sort, manage and inventory clothing requiring dry cleaning services
  • Organize all household laundry, hanging and folding items into assigned closets
  • Wardrobe management and organization
  • Catalog and care of designer and couture garments and accessories
  • Packing and unpacking clients and their families before and after travel
  • Liaising with vendors and contractors as required
  • Pet care and automobile carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Inventory Management of all items Laundry related.  Including supplies, linens, garments, accessories, etc.

Other Considerations

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryHousekeeper, Houseman, Laundress

Overview Schedule: To Be Established – Full Time Compensation:  $30 – $35/hour Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k & PTO Luxury residence in Austin is seeking a strong Laundress with the ...

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Austin, Texas
Posted 2 years ago
Schedule:  Dynamic Compensation: $25/hour Benefits: 20 days PTO, Paid Holidays

Overview

Wonderful, down-to-earth family in West Austin is looking for an experienced gardener and groundskeeper to care for their and their neighbor’s property.  Property one is two acres with a small area of grass.  Property two is ## acres with a small pond.  Both have manicured as well as natural wooded areas that need to be maintained.  Both properties have pools that will be part of the employee's responsibility. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Central Texas Native plants and their care and be able to source and price plants for regular maintenance/replacement and requested seasonal projects.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Mowing (weekly in winter, bi-weekly in summer)
  • Bed cleaning
  • Pruning, trimming, deadheading, and replacement of dead plants.
  • Seasonal planting
  • Sprinkler system maintenance and repair (PVC knowledge)
  • Pool (2) and pool equipment maintenance/diagnostics
  • Pond maintenance
  • Exterior cleaning (driveways, patios, doorways, light fixtures, gates, garages)
  • Property walks to check fencing and poison ivy and poison oak.
  • Non-Toxic Chemical use knowledge
  • Heavy lifting
  • Special project help
    • Cleaning and maintenance of "outbuildings/structures"
    • Property clearing as needed
    • Holiday decor

Other Considerations

The candidate’s payroll will be split between two families and be responsible for splitting their time appropriately and communicating when projects are taking away from one client or the other. While the ideal candidate will fill all the above requirements and success factors, the families are willing to provide training resources to a candidate that fills 90% and demonstrates a positive outlook and strong work ethic. The two residences are on a private road.  During times of inclement weather, road clearing and cleaning will be needed as it is not covered by the city.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryGroundskeeper

Schedule:  Dynamic Compensation: $25/hour Benefits: 20 days PTO, Paid Holidays Overview Wonderful, down-to-earth family in West Austin is looking for an experienced gardener and groundskeeper to care...

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Austin, Texas
Posted 1 year ago

Overview

Schedule: To Be Established - Full Time Compensation: $25 - $30/hour Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k & PTO Luxury residence in Austin is seeking a strong Housekeeper that can work with a team to maintain their 28,000-square-foot home.  The ideal candidate will be someone that enjoys working as a part of a team and will help maintain a professional and positive environment. This position reports to the Executive Housekeeper and House Manager.

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding
  • Positive attitude and disposition
  • Service and detail-oriented
  • Adaptable/flexible with a readiness to do whatever it takes whenever it is needed
  • Ability to work in a team environment with limited direction
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bi-Lingual strongly (Spanish/English)

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Maintain a high level of detail while providing privacy for family members.
  • Cleaning all aspects of the home (floors, windows, bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
  • Vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, stocking, cleaning glass/mirrors, etc.
  • Helping care for the family’s dogs
  • Carefully working around art and other delicate objects
  • Manage laundress and laundry
  • Exercising care of various high-level finishes

Other Considerations

Relocation reimbursement is NOT being offered for this position.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryHousekeeper, Houseman

Overview Schedule: To Be Established – Full Time Compensation: $25 – $30/hour Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k & PTO Luxury residence in Austin is seeking a strong Housekeeper that can ...

Overview

This position is reopening after pausing the search while an Estate Manager was hired. Schedule: To Be Established - Full Time Compensation: $35 - $40/hour Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k & PTO Luxury residence in Austin is seeking a strong Executive Housekeeper to help lead the housekeeping team and improve efficiency and continuity of service in the housekeeping department.  The primary responsibility is to lead and accomplish the day-to-day cleaning and service needs of the home.  The position is a hands-on working leadership role, working with and managing housekeeping and laundry staff in a professional manner. The position is full-time and reports to a House Manager.

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding
  • Positive attitude and disposition
  • Service and detail-oriented
  • Adaptable/flexible with a readiness to do whatever it takes whenever it is needed
  • Ability to work in a team environment with limited direction
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bi-Lingual strongly (Spanish/English)

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Leading, training, and working with housekeeping staff to achieve a high level of detail while providing privacy for family members.
  • Cleaning all aspects of the home (floors, windows, bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
  • Ability to perform a range of hands-on tasks – vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, stocking, cleaning glass/mirrors, etc.
  • Helping care for the family’s dogs
  • Achieve thoroughness and detail in all work
  • Carefully working around art and other delicate objects
  • Manage laundress and laundry
  • Exercising care of various high-level finishes

Other Considerations

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job Features

Job CategoryExecutive Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Laundress

Overview This position is reopening after pausing the search while an Estate Manager was hired. Schedule: To Be Established – Full Time Compensation: $35 – $40/hour Benefits: Medical, Dent...

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Dallas, Texas
Posted 2 years ago
Location: Dallas, TX (University Park) Schedule: Varies Full-Time.  Some nights until 8:30. Compensation:  $70,000+ Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental & 401k

Overview

Well-established family in the University Park area of Dallas is looking for a Family Assistant with a strong history of childcare.  It is important that the candidate is active and energetic, and able to nurture the children’s social-emotional and educational development (i.e., help with homework and facilitate play with other children).  The candidate should also be extremely organized to help organize the family schedule (and comfortable using google calendar). The ideal candidate will seamlessly work alongside 2 co-nannies/housekeepers that are very important to the family.  All are instrumental in the support of Mr., and Mrs., three children (5, 9, and 10 years old), and a friendly, energetic Labradoodle.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, articulate, and able to cultivate a positive relationship with the existing staff.

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years Private Service industry experience
  • 2 - 5 years Education experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Valid Passport
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Punctuality
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) Preferred.
  • 15 – 20 overnight stays per year (included with compensation)

Duties & Key Success Factors

Family Assistant duties include, but not limited to:
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Household supply shopping and keeping track of household items
  • Running family errands
  • Completing store returns and exchanges
  • Keeping closets and cabinets organized
  • Taking family's vehicles to the gas station, car wash, and service station
  • Scheduling and managing home repairs and maintenance services
  • Packing and unpacking for family trips
  • House sitting while the family is away
  • Pet care
Shared Childcare Duties:
  • Supervising and administering bath time as appropriate
  • Organizing children’s play area
  • Helping children with general hygiene, including cutting and cleaning fingernails and toenails
  • Organizing children’s schedules, including driving them to and from school and extra-curricular activities
  • Taking children to and from doctor’s appointments
  • Teaching manners and other socially appropriate behavior
  • Engaging with the children when they are home, including doing arts and crafts, reading books, going to the library,
  • Assisting with homework
  • Taking children to parks and playgrounds
  • Reinforcing Discipline in a productive and constructive way (absolutely no yelling).
  • Packing and unpacking for trips (see below)

Other Considerations

Personal Cell Phone: The family’s expectation is that their staff will not make personal calls or texts while supervising the children or driving. Social Media: Pictures of the children, the residence(s) and/or other assets should never be posted to social media at any time. Any pictures taken for information or informative purposes should be deleted after sending.  If a backup is needed, the photo should be uploaded to the family’s cloud drive and immediately deleted from the device. Punctuality: It is absolutely required that the Principals can count on you 100% and that you are punctual in getting to the residence for your assigned hours.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job Features

Job CategoryFamily Assistant, Nanny

Location: Dallas, TX (University Park) Schedule: Varies Full-Time.  Some nights until 8:30. Compensation:  $70,000+ Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental & 401k Overview Well-established family in th...

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Houston, Texas
Posted 2 years ago

Overview

Schedule: Monday – Friday 10:30 – 6:30 Compensation:  $35 - $40/hour Busy Doctor/Single Mother with home-schooled twin boys is looking for a family assistant to come and care for her home and take a load off her shoulders.  Home is 3600 sq ft.  Children are becoming self-sufficient but need an adult to guide their path. Answer questions and make sure schoolwork is complete (don’t do it for them).  In the home is also a standard poodle, two new puppies, and two senior cats.  Grandma lives close by and comes over for the occasional visit.

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Ability to identify issues and address independently
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Understand how to provide Invisible Service
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Punctual and Flexible with their schedule
  • Does not wait to be told what to do, surprises and delights by anticipating needs in advance, while being careful to ask for guidance when needed, and is sensitive to maintaining the household according to the principal’s wishes
  • Positive attitude, loves their job
 

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Interacts, communicates and is comfortable caring for and supervising children’s lessons
  • Detail oriented, maintains high standard of cleanliness in between weekly housekeeper visits.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Vigilant in watching out for the safety of the children
  • Communicates effectively and is quickly responsive
  • Able to maintain composure when stressful situations occur
  • Maintains professional etiquette and confidentiality of the family’s affairs and professions
  • Comfortable with mid-size breed dog, cats, and able to swim
  • Enthusiastic about preparing healthy & nutritious whole food plant-based meals for children and principal (guidance in resources for this definitely can be provided)
  • Owns reliable and safe vehicle that can transport children as necessary.
  • Create end-of-day/pre-arrival checklist to ensure all the important spots are touched up prior to Mrs. arriving home.
  • For the kids, keep schedule of school requirements and activities (e.g., home-school group meet ups, special events, sign-ups, library book due dates, etc)
  • Guide children to maintain their spaces and hygiene
  • Pack for the children in advance of family trips
  • Supervision and engagement during school vacation days when Principal at work
  • Provide oversight and ensure completion of daily schoolwork
  • Meal planning & simple preparation of the lunch and evening meal
  • Mondays & Thursdays pick up the kids from homeschool coop @ 3:15pm
  • Seasonal decorating and takedown
  • Drives pets to/from veterinarian as necessary
  • House/pet-sit when family is away

Other Considerations

Mrs. handles most of the contractor scheduling.  She would like to have someone to identify issues, briefly research vendors options and send to her so she can call and make the arrangements. One child struggles with organization due to dysgraphia, someone patient that can help provide him guidance (not do it for them) to help them thrive. Keys to the job: Kids, Food & Cleanliness.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryFamily Assistant, House Manager

Overview Schedule: Monday – Friday 10:30 – 6:30 Compensation:  $35 – $40/hour Busy Doctor/Single Mother with home-schooled twin boys is looking for a family assistant to come and care for [...

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Houston, Texas
Posted 2 years ago
Schedule: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm (weekend availability) Compensation:  $130,000 - $150,000+ Benefits: PTO, no medical

Overview

Very busy 9900 sq. ft. home in the River Oaks area of Houston is looking for a hands-on, professional, no-nonsense, administrative-heavy Household Manager to coordinate staff and household operations. The ideal employee will be discrete, industrious, self-motivating, and have a Service Heart.  This is an on-the-go Household Manager position, a desk will rarely be used. The HM will report directly to Mrs., the only principal living full-time in the house.  Grown children float in and out of the house based on school and work schedules.  Mrs. is hands-on and likes to be informed on the various projects around the house, she needs someone that can ensure that vendors are on task and on budget.  Some PA duties will overlap.

Requirements

  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding.
  • Apple iOS & macOS proficient
  • Hands-on leader
  • Bi-Lingual preferred.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Establish Operational Household Manual and system of implementation and communication.
  • Vendor Management
  • Contract and Bid negotiation and management.
  • W-2 Staff & 1099 contractor Management of 20+ with a focus on efficiency
  • Housekeeper Training and Leadership
  • Landscaping management
  • Pool Vendor management
  • Maintenance management (Geothermal HVAC system)
  • Tools & Equipment Inventories
  • Daily interior and exterior property walks/inspections. Noting and addressing issues while keeping Mrs. informed as to cost and progress.
  • Pet management (currently a couple of cats and dogs ranging in size from small to large)
  • Develop and implement a “No-Cellphone policy” to prevent employees from being on their phones during work hours. Phones should be kept on hand for requested photos from the Principal.

Other Considerations

There are a lot of various construction projects ongoing at the property.  Mrs. enjoys working with a full-time Construction Manager to manage most aspects but needs someone to help inspect and ensure that her wishes are met and standards held.  This will be a minor part of the job. Home has staff coverage seven days per week. Mrs. is down to earth and does not put on “airs”.  She is caring and has cultivated loyalty from those employees that have proven trustworthy and professional. This is a new position.  Created out of need for someone to “bring things together.”
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to negotiate a multi-story house with stairs many times a day
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryHouse Manager

Schedule: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm (weekend availability) Compensation:  $130,000 – $150,000+ Benefits: PTO, no medical Overview Very busy 9900 sq. ft. home in the River Oaks […...

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Dallas, Texas
Posted 2 years ago
Location: University Park area of Dallas Schedule: Full Time (mostly Monday – Friday) Compensation:  $25 - $30 / hour Benefits: Paid Days Off

Overview

Wonderful family in the University Park area of Dallas is looking for an experienced gardener and groundskeeper to care for their property.  The property is on 1 acre with a 10,000 sq. ft home on the grounds. It has a pool, koi pond, and mature trees throughout that will be maintained. The ideal candidate should have a firm foundational knowledge of plants and their care and be capable of handling exterior maintenance, cleaning, and specialty projects. Including sourcing and pricing plants for regular maintenance and replacement as well as requested seasonal color projects.

Requirements

  • Energetic self-starter willing to learn new things and go the extra mile
  • Knowledge of gardening techniques and methods
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail
  • Non-Toxic Chemical use knowledge
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Daily walkthroughs to pick up trash and note needed repairs
  • Maintain exterior cleanliness
  • Special project help (specialty event planting, exterior seasonal decoration)
  • Mowing (weekly in winter, bi-weekly in summer)
  • Pruning, trimming, deadheading, and replacement of dead plants.
  • Keep landscaping beds clean and maintained.
  • Seasonal planting
  • Sprinkler system maintenance and repair (PVC knowledge)
  • Pool maintenance, chemicals, and basic equipment repairs.
  • Koi Pond maintenance and feeding.
  • Exterior cleaning (driveways, patios, doorways, light fixtures, gates, garages, gutters, windows)
  • Cleaning and maintenance of "outbuildings/structures"
  • Assist with interior items when requested by the Principal or current housekeeper.

Other Considerations

The family is looking to improve the quality and consistency of the exterior and grounds by hiring a full-time gardener/handyman.  Based on the hired candidate’s capabilities, outside services will be canceled or reduced to offset the cost of a full-time employee. A successful employee is going to be knowledgeable about landscaping and is willing to go the extra mile.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job CategoryGroundskeeper, Handy Man

Location: University Park area of Dallas Schedule: Full Time (mostly Monday – Friday) Compensation:  $25 – $30 / hour Benefits: Paid Days Off Overview Wonderful family in the University Park ...