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Household Manager
#940 Family is looking for a full-time HM to manage their Maine residence
Salary Attractive Salary DOE
Relocation Yes
Accommodations Live out position
Location Northeast Harbor, Maine
Status Open
Job Summary


Job Description

Private family seeks an experienced, professional and detail-oriented House Manager to oversee the successful operation and maintenance of their seasonal residence in Northeast Harbor, Maine.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the hands-on management and maintenance of a large home on approximately a 6-acre shoreline property. Seasonal occupancy typically runs from June through September.

Current residence staff consists of one housekeeper and two housemen. The property is also served by a full-time horticultural team.


  • Complete oversight of residence staff; ensuring consistency of standards, procedures and services
  • Maintaining household calendar; scheduling household services and providing prior notification to principals
  • Coordinating with family chef on planning and executing special dinners and events; experience with formal table service and high-end event planning is a plus
  • Coordinating with Art Collections Manager on delivery, handling, storage and shipment of fine art and furnishings
  • Coordinating with Facilities Manager on maintenance and renovation projects
  • Overseeing training and supervision of residence staff
  • Approving invoices, household spending, timecards and PTO request for residence staff
  • Serving as backup for residence staff
  • Assisting with any additional care of principals as requested
  • Handling special requests, errands and related duties as needed
  • Providing excellent service to principals and guests


  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience managing private residences and staff
  • Utmost sense of confidentiality and discretion
  • Professional, polished and poised at all times
  • Excellent references from current and previous employers
  • Strong management skills; adept in managing and supervising the household staff
  • Ability to work independently as well as an integral part of a team, “hands-on” as necessary
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (English)
  • Knowledge of complex house systems (lighting, heating and cooling, security)
  • Tech savvy with a demonstrated understanding of “smart home” systems
  • Positive attitude, high energy, strong work ethic and an attention to detail
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and time-management skills
  • Flexibility in schedule with availability to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid United States work authorization

Salary and benefit package

This is a full-time, year-round position. An attractive salary DOE is provided along with a benefit package that includes healthcare, 401K, 2-weeks vacation with yearly reviews and increases based on performance. A relocation package will be provided to the successful candidate.

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