Estate Manager, House Manager
Washington DC
Posted 3 days ago


We are actively seeking a committed House Manager to join our esteemed client’s team and oversee their estate in Washington, D.C. In this key role, you’ll be instrumental in managing the day-to-day operations of the principal’s residence, leading a dedicated team of staff, coordinating events seamlessly, and upholding standards of service and efficiency. If you thrive in dynamic environments, possess a 24/7 mentality, and have a proven track record in estate operations, we eagerly await your application! Local candidates are encouraged to apply. No relocation is being offered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for the estate owners and liaise with them regularly to
  • provide updates on estate operations and address any concerns or requests
  • Work daily with the principal’s family members
  • Management and supervision of housekeepers, gardeners, pool service, car service, pest control, housemen, stewards, and chefs
  • Complete oversight of the principal’s home; maintaining consistency of standards, procedures, and services
  • Create a house manual for all housekeeping and service-related items
  • Develop housekeeping standards and procedures, including zoning duty assignments, rotating schedules, standards, and inventory management
  • Maintain all records, including inventories, steps of service, checklists, cleaning instructions, etc.
  • Monitor and manage on an ongoing basis a maintenance punch list in conjunction with the Facilities Department
  • Facilitate arrangements for meetings and execute special events, coordinate logistics, and interact with guests, VIPs, internal and external support staff
  • Coordinate projects as assigned by the Family Office
  • Hands-on duties as needed and general running of errands
  • Organize, package, ship, and receive deliveries and packages for household and principals
  • Manage petty cash; maintain and submit records and receipts
  • Be available 24/7 for principal and any urgent requests from the Family Office and Facilities Department
  • Basic understanding of home operating systems
  • Maintain service schedules
  • House car maintenance, registration, and safety inspections
  • Attend community meetings
  • Respond to all alarms at the house
  • Respond to Asana posts in a timely manner (with photos and descriptions when applicable)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proven experience in house/estate management or related roles, preferably in a long-term position
  • Comfortable working under the direction of a Family Office and interacting with the principal’s family members
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse team
  • Authorization to legally work in the United States
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation

Location: Washington, D.C.- Local candidates are encouraged to apply. No relocation is being offered

Salary Range: $100,000+ per year (DOE may go up in salary for those with specialized skills and a minimum of 7+ years of experience)

Full Health Benefits

Contract Type: Full-Time

Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily passing a full background check and reference check

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Job Features

Job CategoryOpen Job
SalarySalary Range: $100,000+ per year (DOE may go up in salary for those with specialized skills and a minimum of 7+ years of experience)
BenefitsFull Health Benefits

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