Land-based Chief Stew

Date posted:
September 14, 2020
Shore Based Jobs
Estate / House Manager
New York, NY
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Private New York City-based family seeks a proactive, responsible, organized, and experienced House Manager / Butler to assist with the service, coordination, management, and maintenance of their primary Upper East Side residence. This is a full-time position with a rotating 5 or 6-day flexible schedule, with overriding flexibility for extended hours as needed and requested. This position requires travels to secondary residences where private accommodations will be provided. The Chief Stew will report directly to the Director of Properties. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter, and possess a “no task is too big or small” attitude. The candidate must have exceptional time management and task prioritization skills in order to efficiently assist with the running of the residences.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Running day-to-day household operations and overseeing all elements of hospitality, food, and beverage service
  • Ensuring the residence is in pristine guest-readiness condition at all times
  • Overseeing and managing guests’ arrivals and departures, including any special requests they might have
  • Handling all aspects of meal set up including service (formal and informal) and bartending for Principals and guests
  • Leading all event productions; working closely with Principal’s Personal Assistant
  • Demonstrating a hands-on approach to daily house maintenance with the ability to assist the staff with hands-on tasks
  • Coordinating travel arrangements for principals
  • Coordinating and providing seamless transition for all seasonal moves to other residences
  • Oversee all aspects of wardrobe maintenance; packing and unpacking suitcases for Principals
  • Onboarding, training, and supervising domestic staff; implementing and maintaining highest standards at all times
  • Interacting and maintaining relationships with vendors and contractors
  • Providing concierge services for Principals and guests including activities and events
  • Running personal errands
  • Additional Chief Stew responsibilities as needed and per request

Language Requirements:

Good knowledge of the English language is required.