Assistant House Manager

  • Reference: #1384
  • Toronto, ON M4W, Canada
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Full Time

Assistant House Manager

Reference #1384

Job Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Responsibilities of the Assistant House Manager

Hands-on service oriented position at the main Toronto residence, with trips to other properties outside Canada.

  • Day to day running of the property to maintain standards and efficiency.
  • Hands-on high-quality services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner to the household members, guests, staffs and outside service providers.
  • Work alongside housekeeping to completed on a daily basis, including special projects and deep cleaning, as required.
  • Care of fine furnishings, finishes and delicate surfaces, including silver and delicate items.
  • Table and drink service.
  • General errand running, including grocery shopping and dry cleaning.
  • Occasional children supervision.
  • Occasional chauffeur duties.
  • Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors as well as answering the phone.
  • Performing table setting and table service during events.
  • Travel to the employer’s properties outside the country for up to 2 months at a time.
  • Report directly the House Manager.
  • Troubleshooting and ‘’on the spot’’ small repair and replacements.
  • Reporting any maintenance and repair needs.
  • Assistance with Windows/Mac OS, MS Office related requests (printing documents, iTunes music upload, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Handling general requests as needed in a timely matter.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of two (2) years similar work experience.
  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience in hands-on (a most) house and household work and knowledge of all areas of a large private residence and organizing.
  • Respect of the privacy of the employer (restricted private areas).
  • Must be tech savvy (familiar with the use of smartphones, SmartHome systems, Windows and Mac OS, MS Office, etc…).
  • Possess a strong knowledge of high level etiquette.
  • Applicants must be service oriented and self-starter.
  • Excellent food and beverage service skills for service and events.
  • Ability to walk, climb stairs, bend, and perform repetitive motions for long hours.
  • Must be adaptable, flexible, and function effectively in a team environment.
  • Flexibility in the working hours, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Flexibility to travel, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide highest quality of service in an informal setting.
  • Flexibility to handle last minute changes.
  • Have good organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Have a strong work ethic and communication skills and keen work oriented.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the employer.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Be professional, polished, and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Strong follow-through from start to finish on projects.
  • Be physically fit and able to reach and lift medium weight objects (e.g. 30lbs to 50lbs).
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence, a good driving record and provide own transportation.
  • Must be able to drive a manual transmission.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must like children and pet friendly.
  • Can travel worldwide without restrictions.
  • Smoke-Free environment.

Job Salary

70,000 to 80,000 per year, according to experience.

Job Additional Information

  • 2 weeks paid vacation.
  • Live-out.
  • Work days: Variable (flexibility required).
  • Work hours: Split Shift (flexibility required).
  • No benefit plan available.

Job Starting Date

As soon as possible.

* This job description may change without notice.

Job Contact Information

Charles Berry, Branch Manager
Phone: 416.907.9618 ext. 224 | Toll-free: 1.866.201.8336
Fax: 647.484.0214

* The pin shown on the map represent an approximate location.