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Let Hamptons Employment Agency, Inc. do the work for you to find the right House Manager to make sure your residence runs how you want it to. Voted “Best Domestic Agency” #1 by Dan’s Papers for eight consecutive years (2012 - 2019) and featured in magazines such as Hamptons and Social Life, we help individuals and families find House Managers and other Domestic Professionals who meet their unique needs and preferences.
While we work with clients in many parts of the U.S., the main areas we serve include: The Hamptons and Long Island; the Greater New York City Area (including Connecticut and New Jersey); the Boston and New England Area; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Florida.
A general description of the House Manager role is detailed below. This summary is by no means all-inclusive. Your individual needs will determine the exact responsibilities required.
For additional information on House Managers, please contact us today. Your consultation with Hamptons Employment Agency is no-cost, no-obligation, and completely private.
House Manager Description
A House Manager or Household Manager is essentially a chief administrator who bears responsibility for running an Employer’s residence(s). A House Manager’s role will vary depending on the Employer’s needs and the individual candidate. A House Manager typically assumes a leadership role in the domestic staff hierarchy. He or she has a wide knowledge base regarding general household management duties. Moreover, the House Manager will usually have a formal education, computer skills, and basic financial skills.
A House Manager’s exact responsibilities, which depend on the size of the Employer’s domestic staff, generally include liaising with and overseeing vendors and contractors; performing basic bookkeeping tasks; booking travel arrangements; maintaining household security; organizing and running large household events, parties, etc.; managing the household calendar; running errands; managing special projects; and, in larger residences, hiring, directing, and terminating other household staff.
Additional duties — particularly in a residence in which the House Manager works without other domestic staff under him — may include hands-on Houseman or Housekeeper responsibilities, such as:
- Performing general handyman services and facilities/home maintenance tasks;
- Maintaining household inventories/procurement of supplies, including grocery shopping;
- Maintaining a proper indoor and outdoor appearance for the home;
- Providing hands-on housekeeping (e.g., doing laundry and ironing; cleaning the kitchen, bath, and living areas; organization of closets, pantries, etc.; and care for art, antiques, and fine furniture); and
- Driving family members to appointments and engagements.
In summary, a House Manager aims to make his or her Employer’s life as easy as possible. The manager wears many hats and is on top of all of the details of an Employer’s residential life. The House Manager position may be live-in or live-out, but it is often a live-in role. Additionally, when needed, a House Manager travels with his or her Employer family to other residences and vacation destinations.
Salary for a House Manager is based on your location, the particular job requirements, and the Household Manager candidate’s experience. Other forms of compensation that you provide, such as benefits and perks, also affect House Manager salary requirements.
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