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Formal Butler/Houseman, Live-out

Society Staffing

This is a Full-time position in West Palm Beach, FL posted February 18, 2021.

Division: Executive Hospitality
Ref ID:   R424476623
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Salary: DOE 
Job Title: Formal Butler/HousemanLive-out (West Palm Beach, FL)
Job Description
A private family in West Palm Beach, FL seeks an experienced professional Formal Butler/Houseman who will take full charge of their residence and travel to Southampton, NY in the summers. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Providing exemplary formal service to principals and guests
  • Ensuring a safe, organized, and spotless household at all times
  • Acting as household handy-man and assisting with facilities and household maintenance tasks
  • Event planning and execution; includes set-up, formal service, and post-event clean up 
  • Acting as a gatekeeper for principals; liaising with staff as well as vendors and contractors
  • Overseeing household calendars and providing prior notification to the family and staff of the scheduling of events and estate maintenance/repair activities
  • Coordinating with the Chef to assist with kitchen/dining room operations and oversee daily meal service
  • Serving meals – both formal & informal: Plated & French table service 
  • Conducting inventory and procuring household supplies
  • Daily maintenance and hands-on housekeeping duties; includes caring for fine art, furniture, and antiques; polishing fine surfaces (silver, brass, china, crystal, marble, etc.)
  • Plant/flower care and maintenance according to house standards
  • Maintaining all indoor and outdoor facilities; includes fleet of vehicles, pool, tennis court, etc.
  • Driving principals to and from engagements; from & to, pick-up & drop-offs
  • Handling special requests, errands, and related duties as needed
Hours: November 1st – April 30th: 1 pm – 9:30 pm, Wednesday – Sunday from w/ 1 weekend off per month. July – September: 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. 
Travel:  July – Labor Day in Southampton, NY (local housing provided in the Hamptons)
Benefits: Health insurance plan is reimbursed by the employer. Vacation (2 weeks) taken between May & June or between September & October.  Sick days. Year-end bonus depending on performance
Salary: Depends on experience
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience with private families/individuals
  • Superb command of the English language, both written and oral, is required
  • Must be technologically proficient; includes answering emails, Microsoft Word, etc.
  • Handyman skillsets: facilities operation & management
  • Understanding that the utmost confidentiality and discretion is required
  • Proactive attitude: self-starter who can assist with any relevant duties assigned
  • Creative problem-solver with the flexibility to think outside-of-the-box 
  • Highest level of support for clients
  • Poised and professional at all times
  • Flexibility for frequent travel between residences
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must have valid US work authorization
511 West 25th Street
New York NY 10001
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Due to the volume of employment applications received, Society Staffing is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. Please be advised that the first round of our interview process involves a direct meeting at our Manhattan offices for all positions located in the tri-state area.