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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 10:48 AM


Large country estate in Westchester County, NY seeks a full-time, live-in Houseman/Houskeeper. This position is best described as a “jack of all trades” and no job should be too big or too small. The Houseman will assist in ensuring the house is guest-ready at all times and should be a hands-on professional.

A large part of the job is assisting the housekeeping team with cleaning, therefore this is not the type of position for a candidate with primarily an estate/house management background or someone seeking a management-type role.

The Houseman should have a basic understanding of HVAC, electrical, A/V and mechanical systems to assist with maintenance duties. You will occasionally be serving at table--experience/training in this regard is a plus but not required.

You will report to and receive direction from the Estate Manager and the principals. The family consists of 2 adults with visits from adult children, family and friends.

We are seeking a team player who is dependable, detail-oriented, productive, and is able to work in a fast-paced environment.

A wonderful opportunity to be in a beautiful country setting but yet an hour away from New York City.

Salary is $70,000. Benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance, a generous vacation policy, an individual retirement account, and living accommodations.


Assist the housekeeping team in the general cleaning/maintenance as well as the seasonal deep cleaning of the house. Typical duties may include heavy interior and exterior housecleaning, performing minor household repairs, running errands, and assisting the estate team overall.

Perform a variety of tasks as assigned by the Estate Manager. Assist with HVAC, electrical, A/V and mechanical systems maintenance.

Work with a team to ensure the smooth running of the estate, ensuring it is guest ready at all times.

Taking initiative to report all maintenance issues, etc. to the Estate Manager.

Occasionally travel for work at principals’ primary residence in NYC and other residences (i.e. The Hamptons).

Assist with parties/events (serving at table, cleaning, moving chairs/tables, etc.)

Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the family at all times


Willing to perform all manner of housecleaning duties

Basic understanding of HVAC, electrical, A/V and mechanical systems

Job includes working weekends

Should be able to lift 50 pounds and have ability to navigate a large estate with multiple buildings

Responsible, dependable, flexible and possessing a positive attitude

Able to multi-task, take direction and work in fast-paced environment

Preference of 3+ years working for a large estate

Strong work ethic, team work skills and high level of energy

Basic serving/waiter skills are an advantage but not required

Strong English skills are essential

Legal to work in the U.S.

Valid driver’s license, clean driving record. Willingness to undergo a background check and provide references from past employers.


• Location: Bedford Hills, NY, Westchester

• Post ID: 152301142 newyork is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2018