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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Estate Manager Needed- Highland Park, IL

Private client in Highland Park, IL seeking an estate manager to oversee the day-to-day management of the entire property. Duties include overseeing construction and renovations, landscapers and contractors, and other various projects throughout the interior and exterior of the home. Estate Manager will be in charge of supervising outside vendors/housekeepers, handling errands and online purchasing, keeping household inventory, overseeing and preserving art/antiques, maintaining household records for submitting to accountant, acting as the liaison between employer's home and office, and handling travel and event arrangements when necessary. Ideal candidate will have a keen eye to detail, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and the ability to anticipate an employer's needs in advance. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 10-6, with occasional hours needed on evenings/weekends. Little to no travel required. This is a live-out position and employer is looking for a long-term commitment. All applicants should have long-term references, with 4-5 years of previous house/estate manager experience. Salary DOE. Please email to apply. Start is mid-May. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer Nanny Needed- Chicago, IL

We have a great opening for a full-time summer nanny for the months of July and August for two children, ages 11 and 7, in Lincoln Park.  Hours would vary, but would typically be from 8am – 5pm on weekdays, with occasional nights and weekends. Ideal nanny enjoys being outdoors, taking trips to the pool and beach, and is either a teacher or college student with the summer off. Nanny must have a clean driving record, valid driver's license, and their own vehicle. 

Salary: $15/hour, plus overnight rate if applicable. Email for more information or to apply. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Full Time Executive Housekeeper Needed- Chicago, IL

Private family seeking a detail-oriented, full-time executive housekeeper to join their household staff of 4. Family also has two teenagers living at home. Ideal candidate has impeccable organizational skills and is an excellent cook. Position is live out, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends required when entertaining. Duties include laundry, ironing, deep cleaning, organizing, grocery shopping, errands, vacuuming, and the general upkeep of a 10,000 square foot home. Salary is open for the right person.

Applicants should have a minimum of 8 years experience as a housekeeper as well as long-term references. Housekeeper should be computer friendly. To apply, please email 

Full Time Live Out Nanny Needed- New York, NY

Two working parents seeking a professional Spanish speaking nanny for their newborn baby. Schedule is Monday-Friday, live out, with occasional flexibility for evenings. Occasional travel required. Family would love someone with at least 5 years experience working as a full-time nanny, and newborn experience. Position requires immediate start. Family will relocate the right nanny.  Please email to apply or to refer a friend.

Live In Housekeeper Needed- New York, NY

Live In Housekeeper Needed for NYC family who is willing to relocate the right person. Schedule is Wednesday-Sunday, and the family is looking for a top-notch housekeeper with prior live in experience, long-term references, and who speaks very good English. $50-60K, DOE. Email to apply or refer a friend.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Full-Time Personal Assistant- New York, NY

Private family is looking for a seasoned personal assistant to join their staff in their Manhattan home. Position is 4 days per week, 40 hours per week. PA will be working alongside another assistant to manage calendars, travel coordination, staff hiring/training, maintaining vendor database, and assisting with day-to-day errands. Applicants are required to have a minimum of 4 years experience as a PA, preferably in the tri-state area. 

Salary is $52-65K, DOE. Please email to apply.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Part Time Nanny Needed- Chicago, IL

Family with 2 school aged boys seeking a part-time nanny/babysitter to assist with after school picks ups, driving to activities, homework help, and preparing after school snacks. Swimmer preferred, driving a must. Hours are roughly 3-7pm, with occasional flexibility, Monday-Friday.

Great opportunity for a college or graduate student, or someone with an extremely flexible work schedule. Email to apply or for additional information.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Full Time Family Assistant/Housekeeper Needed- Winnetka, IL

Family of 3 seeking a full-time family assistant to join their busy household. This position entails light housekeeping, errands, grocery shopping, household organization, laundry, and driving two school aged children to and from activities. The ideal candidate is able to work Monday-Thursday, 11-7, and occasional overnights (roughly 2-4 evenings per month). Cooking would be preferred but will be family style.

This is a great position for someone who enjoys keeping busy and likes to be on the go. Candidate MUST drive and have own vehicle, with clean driving record. Salary is $14-15/hour. Please email to apply.

Domestic Couple Needed- Bridgehampton, NY

We're looking for a seasoned domestic couple to work for a private client on a gorgeous estate in Bridgehampton, NY. Duties of the couple include cleaning, cooking, vendor management, helping with parties and entertaining, grounds maintenance, and general handy work related to the upkeep of the home. This position is LIVE IN only--no opportunity for live out. Salary is $80-90K, DOE. This position demands a busy schedule in the summer but during the winter the couple will have a much smaller amount on their plate.

Applicants are only encouraged to apply if they meet all requirements above, as well as have worked together as a domestic couple for a minimum of 3 years. Familiarity with the Hamptons is preferred but not required. Please email to apply or for additional information.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Houseman Needed- Birmingham/Detroit, MI

Great opening for a houseman for a couple based in Birmingham, Michigan (right outside of Detroit). Position is full-time, year-round. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. Ideal candidate has impeccable organizational skills, is detail oriented, and a spotless driving record. This is a great position for an entry level houseman who would eventually like to become a house manager. Household has 2 dogs. This position is live out only--there is no option to live in. Salary $30-32,000/year, plus performance based incentives. The start date is immediate. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Total Auto Care, hand washing, waxing, fueling, daily.
Daily Garage Cleaning and maintain organization
Home maintenance that does not require a contractor, including: light bulbs, cleaning and organization.
Some yard maintenance, snow removal - no lawn mowing.
Moving furniture, cleaning and assisting housekeeper with miscellaneous jobs.
Assigned animal care and errands as directed.

Other maintenance duties--painting, gardening, plumbing, carpentry, and scheduling repairs.
Additional duties as directed by the house manager

Monday, April 4, 2011

FT Junior Personal Assistant Needed- Chicago IL

Chicago business owner seeks a junior level assistant for both personal and executive duties. The ideal candidate is incredibly articulate, professional, and eager to wear many hats/act as a sort of gatekeeper. The assistant should be very detail oriented and be a quick thinker--someone who has impeccable follow through and can anticipate an employer's needs without needing a lot of direction. Assistant must be very Internet/Computer savvy and be versed with using a Blackberry. A car is not needed but a valid driver's license with clean driving record required. 

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Answering phones 
  • Drafting email correspondence 
  • Running errands, such as grocery shopping, car maintenance, dry cleaning, post office, etc
  • Hiring household staff, such as housekeeper 
  • Coordinating schedule for business and personal 
  • Arranging reservations, travel bookings, and appointments
  • Event planning and execution--such as overseeing vendors, invitations, etc

The schedule is Monday-Friday full-time, with occasional weekend availability if needed. Candidate will be based in the office but frequently working at employer's home nearby. Small office environment but Employer's business is growing at a rapid rate, and this is an incredible opportunity for hands on learning. This is NOT a position for the short-term--this is for someone who is eager to be an assistant for many years to come and who is looking to grow with a company/individual. 

Salary is $30,000 plus 2 weeks paid vacation, as well as medical benefits if needed. Generous raise/bonus based upon performance and again--great opportunity to grow with this employer.

Full Time House Manager Needed- Hamptons, NY

Prominent New York family seeking a dedicated, hands on house manager to oversee their Hamptons estate full-time, year round. Family entertains a great deal--house manager would be responsible for coordinating and executing events and dinner parties on a frequent basis. The family is also looking for a flexible house manager who can train their permanent household staff. The family is looking for a house manager who is detail oriented, articulate, savvy and incredibly organized when it comes to maintaing and running an extremely busy household.

Duties include, but not limited to; 

• Schedule vendors, contractors, architects, and repairs
• Create a household manual and vendor list
• Maintain property and manage staff--hiring and overseeing included
• Coordinate budgeting and execution for large events
• Keep track of invoices and handle payments
• Act as a butler during events and ensure the utmost attention to guests
• Coordinate transportation for employer to and from NYC and various airports

Salary is $100,000-$120,000 plus benefits, DOE. Please apply ONLY IF you have NYC experience, have worked in the Hamptons for extended periods during the summer, are able and willing to work a flexible schedule, and have experience in a similar role. Email to apply.