Houseman could be on staff in a part-time or full-time position. A houseman may be responsible for duties of chauffeur/driver, cook and valet. Houseman may also fill in for the housekeeper if sick or assist the chef in preparation and serving for a formal dinner party. Houseman responsibilities may require them to care for the core grounds of a residence, including the main entry area of the house and the walkways. In a household in which there is only a houseman (i.e., not additional domestic staff), the houseman also typically does what a housekeeper would be required to do. In residences that have broader domestic staff, the houseman may also serve as a “right-hand man” to an estate/household manager or to another domestic staff leader.