Client in Lake Forest is seeking an ultra-organized, creative and smart Personal Assistant. Duties will include event planning (majority), household inventory management, social calendar management, attending to VIP guests (7 houses on the property), and non-profit (conservation-focused) foundation assistance. PA will need to stay on top of reservations (theater, concerts, other bookings), shop as directed, coordinate vendors (plumber, electrician, etc.), and manage maintenance schedule with various companies for large estate. There are two dogs and five cats on the property, so the candidate should be very comfortable around animals (ideally an animal lover), as a pet sitting may need may occur several times per year.
In regards to events, candidate will need to be confident and capable of designing and conceptualizing creative ideas (in collaboration with employer and second assistant), for a variety of entertainment including parties, talks/symposiums, etc. They will also need to execute from beginning to end – from making preparations, to working with catering staff, to managing the event on site. This will require a proactive, tech savvy, efficient, deadline-driven project manager, and resourceful problem solver. PA must be autonomous – setting reminders, and keeping track of all details without letting any items slide.
NOTE: Event planning experience and/or property management experience is required.