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Job #079 Executive Housekeeper for Forest Hill Residence in Toronto

Toronto • Ontario • Full-time • Highly Competitive Salary (based on experience) • Live out

Seeking an experienced Executive Housekeeper for a Forest Hill residence in Toronto . This is a full-time and live-out position. The position schedule is Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm, however, flexibility is required. This semi-formal home is approximately 5,400 square feet and newly renovated with fine surfaces and antiques that require special care and maintenance. The residence is occupied by two adults and a pre-school child (there is a nanny). All applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered. 

Position Title: Live-out Executive Housekeeper

Location: Forest Hill Area of Toronto

Note: This position is only open to individuals who currently hold status to legally work in Canada. No sponsorship will be considered.

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Live-out Executive Housekeeper Responsibilities:
  • General hands-on management of the home to include housekeeping, laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, simple cooking and some errands

  • Careful attention to housekeeping is essential as the home has fine surfaces, artwork and high-end antiques

  • Good laundry and ironing skills are key

  • Following fabric-care and stain removal guidelines are important. Practice careful attention to garment labels so as to identify what items should be hand-washed, laundered or go out for dry-cleaning.

  • Maintaining an in-and-out list for dry-cleaning so that garments do not go missing

  • Bed linen is sent out for laundering

  • Returning laundered or dry-cleaned clothes to their designated area. Checking for loose buttons or general garment repair.

  • Wardrobe management, however, no packing or unpacking is required

  • Vendors are primarily booked by Mrs., but the Executive Housekeeper will manage and supervise. The Executive Housekeeper will interact regularly with a trusted General Contractor.

  • Informing Principals of any system or item that requires repair

  • Preparing simple meals for Mr. The nanny prepares meals for the pre-school child.

  • Cleaning, organization of refrigerator that includes throwing out expired food items the day before garbage pick up

  • Mrs. primarily does groceries, however, the Executive Housekeeper will manage inventories and create grocery lists that include food, cleaning products and toiletries

  • Cleaning and organization of closets, drawers and cupboards

  • Silver polishing

  • Management of garbage and recycling that includes breaking down boxes to fit in recycling

  • Keeping kitchen and appliances (large and small) clean and pristine

  • Thorough cleaning of bathrooms to include replenishment of towels and toiletries

  • Thorough cleaning of bedrooms including sending bed linens out for laundering and remaking beds with fresh linen

  • There is a gardener, however, there will be limited care of plants and planters

  • Keeping exterior of house clean and debris free (terrace and decks)

  • Shovelling and salting of front walkways during winter

  • Mail and delivered package management

  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Front door management and being mindful of security of the residence and family

  • Silver polishing

  • Quarterly deep cleans of the residence

  • Being prepared to perform occasional baby sitting

  • Driving is an asset. In the event that the Executive Housekeeper drives, there will be occasional errands.

  • Other related or non-related duties, as needed

Skills and Aptitudes:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar luxury residence

  • Excellent housekeeping knowledge and a proven ability to care for and maintain fine surfaces, high-end antiques and artwork

  • Should have a keen attention to detail

  • Excellent laundry, ironing, fabric-care and stain removal skills

  • Wardrobe management experience

  • Must be child-friendly

  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written)

  • A willingness to ask intelligent questions as needed

  • Organized with an ability to multi-task

  • An ability to work either independently or with instruction

  • The Executive Housekeeper should be capable of identifying and anticipating projects and tasks with good follow-through

  • The ideal candidate pays attention to details, has common sense and the ability to execute and “figure things out”

  • Ability to drive is an asset

  • Prepared to offer schedule flexibility

  • The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of courtesy, integrity, respect and discretion is essential. A polished and professional bearing is expected.

  • Must be punctual and reliable

  • The candidate should be physically fit and able to lift 30 lbs

  • The successful candidate will understand professional boundaries

  • Maintain confidentiality and security of all household information and property. Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered.

  • Must have no criminal record

  • This is a smoke-free work environment

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