A mature and informal couple with homes in the Eastern Townships of Quebec (the primary residence), a condo in Montreal, and a home in North Palm Beach is seeking either a live-in Executive Housekeeper or a live-in Domestic Couple to travel with them to their different properties. The live-in accommodations are separate and spacious.

 

The person or persons should be comfortable home cooks, able to assist with items like iPads, printers, phones, etc. There is an Estate Manager to whom the person(s) would report. The Estate Manager oversees the residences and manages major issues. There is also a maintenance team to whom any mechanical issues would be reported. There is an IT department who handle technical issues.

 

Applicants must have good experience with housekeeping, laundry, and ironing. There are housekeepers for both the residences in the Eastern Townships as well as North Palm Beach. Applicants should be humble, well-mannered, and highly discreet.

 

The position pays well for the qualified individual and offers benefits. The couple spends approximately five months of each winter in North Palm Beach. Applicants do not have to be bilingual, however, it is an asset. They must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

 

NOTE: Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • General management and upkeep of the residences

  • To act like an on-site assistant for the couple

  • Working both with and apart from housekeepers to perform general housekeeping, laundry and ironing

  • Cleaning includes deep cleaning, seasonal cleaning, cleaning and organization of pantries, cupboards, drawers, and wardrobes

  • Preparing simple breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The couple does not eat elaborately. Meals are simple and nutritious. If the couple is entertaining they usually go out for dinner or engage a caterer.

  • Post meal clean up of the kitchen

  • Maintain inventories and conduct provisioning (food, toiletries, and cleaning products) for the residences

  • Conduct errands (vehicle provided)

  • Assist with items like iPads, printers, and phones. There is an IT department who looks after major technical matters.

  • Walkthrough the residences and report any issues identified to the Estate Manager or appropriate staff on the property

  • Winters are spent in North Palm Beach and the remainder of the year is primarily spent in the Eastern Townships

  • Walkthrough the residence to ensure all closing protocols have been accomplished and the homes are left secure

  • Answering the door with security in mind

  • Accept deliveries and place them in a designated location

  • Management of garbage and recycling

  • Anything else that might be required from time to time

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Preference is for three years' experience working as either an Executive Housekeeper or Domestic Couple for a high or ultra-high-net-worth family

  • The couple is low key and humble. They like the same in employees.

  • Well-experienced in the areas of housekeeping and laundry with a “do no harm” cleaning philosophy.

  • Comfortable in the kitchen and able to perform nutritious home cooking

  • An understanding of professional boundaries and when to be visible and “invisible”

  • Experience with inventory management. Par stock management experience is an asset but not a pre-requisite.

  • Ability to drive with a clean driving record (vehicle provided for work purposes)

  • Organized and a good time manager

  • An eye for detail

  • Reliable and punctual and flexible with work schedules

  • Child friendly

  • A happy and pleasant demeanour, but also discreet

  • An ability to work independently or with instruction

  • Good communication skills

  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office)

  • Willing to submit to a background check

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

  • Current passport with no travel restrictions

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Must hold current status to legally work in Canada

 

PLEASE NOTE: We thank everyone for their application. Unfortunately, only those who qualify for the position will be contacted due to volume of responses.

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