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Full-Time Live In Housekeeper/Cook: $80-100K and Benefits

Upper East Side • New York, NY Full Time

Principals living in the Upper East Side of New York City are seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented Full-Time Live In Housekeeper/Cook for their semi-formal residence. Schedule is on Monday – Thursday at approximately 11:00am – 8:00pm and Friday at 9:00am – 3:00pm. Housekeeper may be responsible for minimal domestic travel with family to residence in Connecticut. Extreme flexibility is required for the position. The ability to work around the family’s schedule while at the same time cleaning and organizing in an efficient manner is important. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff, experienced working with principals that are around residence often (discreet and staying out of the way is important), adept at organizing and general cleaning, knowledgeable with cleaning various surfaces and artwork, experienced assisting with entertaining at family’s residences, skilled with laundry, proficient with ironing and willing to prepare meals based on family’s preferences. Candidates with many years of private full-time housekeeper experience working in a 6,000+ square foot or larger residence is required. This position is replacing a housekeeper/cook that was in role for over five years. Family is only interested in local candidates. Start date is ASAP.


• Strong knowledge of proper care for various surfaces

• Cleaning and preparation of guest bedrooms

• Sweep, scrub, mop and polish floors

• Vacuum carpets, rugs and draperies

• Dust and polish furniture and fittings

• Knowledge of cleaning artwork

• Clean metal fixtures and fittings

• Empty and clean trash containers

• Dispose of trash in a sanitary manner

• Clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers

• Wipe down glass surfaces

• Wipe down refrigerators, wine fridge, mini fridges, etc.

• Dispose of expired food in refrigerator, freezer and pantry

• Meal preparation for family (e.g., clean, healthy, organic, etc.)

• Make up beds and change linens as required

• Tidy up rooms

• Organize closets, storage, etc.

• Keep cleaning supply, household and food inventory

• Keep light bulb inventory

• Change light bulbs

• Sort, wash, load and unload laundry

• Iron and press clothing and linens

• Sort, fold and put away clean laundry

• Maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition

• Monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements to butlers and/or estate manager

• Wash dishes and clean kitchen according to agreed hygiene standards

• Clean appliances

• Manage dry cleaning, dry cleaning inventory and inspect clothing upon return

• Occasional errands for principals (e. g., dry cleaner, seamstress, florist, etc.)

• Declutter as directed by principals

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Polish silver

• Assistance with entertaining at family’s residences


• Understand the importance of maintaining discretion (confidentiality agreement is required)

• Ability to travel domestically whenever necessary

• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos along with ability to write simple correspondence.

• Technology proficient (e. g., email and text messages for communication, search engines for choosing resources, etc.)

• Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend

• Professional with good attitude, hard working and pleasant to be around

• High energy level

• Active and fit

• Discreet and calm demeanor

• Non-smoker


• 5-10+ years of full-time private housekeeper experience

• Minimum of two-three references

• Eligible to work in the United States

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 5-10+ year commitment)

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence

• Fluent in English

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• Willing to run extensive background checks and drug tests


• $80-100K gross annual salary (based on background and experience)

• Health insurance

• Paid vacation days

• Government holidays paid

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise

• Living provided


Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number), letter(s) of recommendation and professional photo if you feel that you meet ALL of the requirements. Submit through our website at We look forward to hearing from you!

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Position: Full-Time Live In Housekeeper/Cook: $80-100K and Benefits

Location: Upper East Side • New York, NY


We require cover letter, resume, references (email addresses, phone numbers required) and letter(s) of recommendation attachments in order to be considered for a position.