• Reference: #1400
  • Rosedale, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Full Time

Private Housekeeper

Reference #1400

Job Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Responsibilities of the Private Housekeeper

  • Responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of the whole residence.
  • Care of fine furnishings, finishes and delicate surfaces including care of arts, antiques, silver, marble, etc.
  • Washing, ironing, steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics.
  • Making beds and ironing sheets
  • Closet organization, always maintaining personal effects properly.
  • Unpacking and transport of suitcases
  • Flower arrangement and plant management.
  • Organizing and managing household inventories.
  • Food preparation, pantry and fridge management.
  • Assisting in the kitchen (cutting vegetables, warming up food, etc.).
  • Dishes, pots and pans cleaning.
  • Trash and Recycling management.
  • Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors.
  • Provide high quality services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner to the principal, guests, staff and outside service providers.
  • Supervise trades, vendors, and contractors.
  • Help with private and social events.
  • Occasional travel to additional properties, located 2.5 to 3 hours by car from Toronto, 4 to 6 times a year.
  • Pet care for a small, non-shedding dog (11 lbs), Italian Greyhound puppy. Ideal candidate would be open to staying in the home occasionally (4-5 times per year) with their small dog when the family is on holiday.).
  • Handling general requests as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years similar work experience.
  • Experience in hands-on household work and knowledge of all areas of property cleaning and organizing.
  • Experience with museum quality cleaning and care for delicate surface, fine art, etc.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters.
  • Flexibility in the working hours, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Thinking creatively about how to provide highest quality of service.
  • Flexibility to handle last minute changes.
  • Must have a sense of initiative.
  • Can work under minimal direction.
  • Have good organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Have a strong work ethic and communication skill.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the employer.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Be professional, polished, discreet, and always maintain confidentiality.
  • Understands that the utmost in confidentiality and discretion is required.
  • Be physically fit and able to reach and lift medium weight objects (e.g. 30lbs to 50lbs).
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and a good driving record.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must like children, two daughters, ages 16 and 18, one of whom will be at university September-May
  • Must like dogs.

Job Salary

According to experience, competitive

Job Additional Information

  • Work days: 8 AM- 4 PM Tuesday-Saturday with flexibility to shift schedule to Monday-Friday approx 25 weeks of the year with two weeks notice.
  • House-car available for work duties.
  • Accessible by public transportation

Job Starting Date

As soon as possible.

Job Contact Information

Charles Berry, Branch Manager
Phone: 604.210.4575 ext. 224 | Toll-free: 1.866.201.8336
Fax: 647.484.0214

* The location shown on the map is approximate.
* This job description may change without notice.