This family is seeking a house manager to manage their household and oversee their household staff. The schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with the occasional evening or weekend as needed.
Household related duties will include:
– Meal preparation and planning
– Grocery shopping
– Overseeing household repairs
– Auto maintenance
– Managing the family calendar
– Home organizing projects
– Vacation home care
– Staff management
– Light housekeeping duties (mostly dishes and tidying at the end of the day)
Business related duties will include:
– Calendar management
– Managing deliveries
– Ordering supplies
– Event planning (mostly family gatherings when parents visit for months at a time)
The ideal candidate is flexible, polished, organized, and has good communication skills. It is important that the house manager is takes initiative and has the willingness to do what needs to be done to keep the house running smoothly. Leadership skills are important. It is required that the candidate is comfortable communicating through e-mail and text via their smartphone.
The family has twin 10-year-old boys who may need last minute transportation to and from activities, but this will be rare as the family also employs two nannies. The family has two indoor medium-sized dogs that will not require any care from the house manager.
Daryl’s Notes: The ideal candidate will exhibit high executive functioning and organizational skills. Mom admits to being disorganized. Must be patient and calm, as house can be volatile at times due to the 18-year-old son, who has some special needs.