Houseman/ Driver, Live-in (New York, NY

Society Staffing
February 12, 2021
New York, NY
Job Type


Division: Executive Hospitality
Ref ID: R4945760211
Location: New York, NY & Sag Harbor, NY 
Salary: DOE
Job Title: Houseman / Driver, Live-in (New York, NY & Sag Harbor, NY)
Job Description: 
A private family seeks an experienced Houseman / Driver to assist with the maintenance of their private residence in Manhattan (UES) and Sag Harbor. The ideal candidate must be outgoing, energetic, discreet, with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in private households and driving experience. 
  • Maintaining operation of the home, working alongside other staff
  • All aspects of general housekeeping and deep cleaning of residence: vacuuming, dusting, sanitization, proper garbage disposal, etc.
  • Providing support in the kitchen with cooking: preparing family-style healthy meals for principal
  • Conducting inventory procurement of all household supplies as needed, including grocery shopping, personal, and floral arrangements
  • Keeping household guest-ready at all times
  • Maintaining museum-quality cleanliness: care of fine art, antiques, furniture, fine surfaces, polishing silver, brass, china, etc.
  • Managing the house calendar and providing prior notification to the family and staff of the scheduling of events and house maintenance/repair activities
  • Serving meals to family and their guests; must have formal training
  • Safely drive principals and guests to and from destinations including offices, appointments, meetings, airports, events, etc.
  • Overseeing vehicle insurance, regulations, and records of services are kept up-to-date
  • Ensuring the pristine condition of the vehicle at all times
  • Traveling over the weekend with the family to their additional residences 
  • Running errands and adhering to special requests as needed
Schedule: This is a full-time live-in position based out of Manhattan, NY & Sag Harbor. The typical schedule is Monday – Friday with some weekend support as needed by the principals. 
Compensation: Salary is generous but depends on experience
Benefits: Health Benefits are included 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience with Private Families and Individuals
  • Excellent references from current and previous positions
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Word, Outlook, Excel, Internet and e-mail
  • Experience supervising household staff and working with service staff and other outside vendors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex physical house systems (lighting, heating and cooling, security), including “smart home” systems (ie Kaleidoscope) 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be OK with working in an environment with both children and pets (no allergies)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid US work authorization
511 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Agency DCA License #2008231
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Due to the volume of employment applications received, Society Staffing is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. Please be advised that the first round of our interview process involves a direct meeting at our Manhattan offices for all positions located in the tri-state area.
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