House Manager
Washington DC
Posted 2 years ago
Our client is requiring a dedicated and experienced House Manager / Butler for their residence in Washington, DC.Specific requirements of candidate:

  • Lives in DC, Virginia or Maryland
  • Previous experience in a similar role of Driver/House Manager
  • Background security check essential
  • Calm and organized

Hours and days off:

  • This is a live-out role
  • The clients are in Washington for 70-90 days of the year
  • When the principal is in residence you will be expected to work 7 days a week
  • Hours when in residence are 10.00am–9.00pm (varies when there are dinners or events)
  • When the clients are not in Washington, you will be expected to visit the house 3-4 times a week for 2 hours from 9.00am-10.00am, 1.00pm-3.00pm, and 5.00pm-7.00pm to ensure there is presence in the house; the Housekeeper covers the other 3 days which you will coordinate with her

Duties of the role:

  • Manage all aspects of the residence
  • Be present when the Gardener and Handyman are at the residence
  • Check everything is in working order: electricity, water, security systems, interiors and exteriors
  • Retrieve deliveries and post, open and scan over as required
  • Prepare breakfast and lay table/clear breakfast away
  • Deliver newspapers (Financial Times and Washington Post) every day when in residence
  • Driving principal and his wife when needed – on call when in residence
  • When there are events at the house, the client will hire catering, butlers and a barman so you will only be expected to answer the door and escort guests to the correct room, making sure everything is perfect in the household
  • Principal is very sociable and sometimes organizes dinners – if they have dinners or events to attend you will drive them to these places and then pick them up
  • You may be required to run errands or order items on behalf of the client on Amazon, deliveries to congress/friends etc
  • The car in DC is a hire car, normally a Cadillac or a BMW – the clients do not own their own car as it is not driven enough – the House Manager will be in charge of organizing this

Salary details:

  • $84,000 a year gross
  • $7,000 a month gross, or $6,000 + $1,000 (which would be provided to pay towards accommodation)

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