A Houseman is an individual who assists an Estate’s housekeeping team or serves as the executive Housekeeper.
A Houseman is generally responsible for the heavy housework such as cleaning hardwood and marble floors, vacuuming, polishing fine materials, and conducting home repairs. Responsibilities often also include: hands-on maintenance, gardening, serving meals and driving. The ideal individual is organized, self-motivated, and has knowledge of antiques and fine art.
A Houseman is often expected to care for fine garments and may be asked to cook for the family.
Some additional requirements may be:
- Deep cleaning
- Formal serving
- Home repairs
- Pool maintenance
- Car maintenance
- Pet care
Individuals well suited for the Houseman position will be able to follow detailed instructions but will also prove to be a self-starter.
Qualified candidates will have experience dealing with household vendors and will be comfortable running errands for the principal.
A career as a Houseman can prove to be a gratifying and rewarding path to assisting a family with their day to day personal service needs.
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