House Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Cambridge Nanny Group

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

 

ABOUT US:

What do celebrities, leading executives, and professionals have in common?  Cambridge Nanny Group.  The household solution for modern families.  We are  an elite domestic service company serving busy, upscale clients with the excellence and quality. 

Cambridge Nanny Group’s household managers and estate managers are screened for their experience managing busy, active households with or without a support staff. They are highly organized, intelligent, and can multi-task, wearing many different hats, plus they are well-versed at training and managing a team.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the family in a professional, discreet manner at all times
  • Keep all family members on schedule and maintain calendars, attending to their specific needs as directed
  • Hire, train, and supervise additional support staff in the home
  • Manage cleaning  to ensure the entire home is meticulous
  • Schedule appointments, arrange meetings and other engagements
  • Organize closets, storage spaces, home office
  • Run errands as needed including grocery shopping
  • Act as chauffeur and drive children.
  • Research, negotiate, schedule, and supervise all vendors, contractors, and subcontractors
  • Maintain the household budget, negotiate and approve all vendors’ invoices
  • Maintain accounting for household checking, credit/debit cards, and petty cash
  • Make travel arrangements and assist with guest accommodations
  • Maintain records for projects, vendors, purchases, vehicles, and repairs
  • Develop a household manual for the residence with yearly schedules for all household maintenance items, vendor contracts, emergency numbers, etc.
  • Create an inventory of all food items, household products, and order and purchase items as needed
  • Create an inventory of all crystal, silver, fine art, and other items as requested
  • Coordinate vehicle maintenance, keeping all vehicles licensed
  • Provide care for family pets (feed, walk, groomers, vet appointments, etc.)
  • Be knowledgeable in flower arranging, table setting, and formal service
  • Resolve difficulties with staff or vendors in a stress-free manner
  • Provide light to regular housekeeping
  • Understand the proper techniques and tools necessary to care for fine arts, antiques, fine china, silver, etc.
  • Provide light to regular laundry and ironing service, wardrobe and closet organizing, and proper care of fine linens
  • Provide light to regular meal preparation
  • Greet guests, answer the phone, and handle correspondence
  • Conduct Internet research and product ordering as necessary
  • Offer basic computer knowledge
  • Be technically savvy with smart-home systems

 

Requirements

  • A warm and pleasant personality. 
  • At least 3 years of previous house management experience. 
  • Must have experience working in home with children. Proven ability to form connection with all family members.
  • High school diploma (4 year University degree preferred)
  • A driver's license and a good driving record.  
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship OR permanent resident status, and proof of authorization to work legally

 

 


 

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