House Manager and Estate Manager Jobs & Duties

Estate Manager Household Manager

Mom’s Best Friend matches professional, experienced, and service-hearted Household and Estate Managers with wonderful employers.

Why work with us?

  • Reputation: Mom’s Best Friend has been matching clients with exceptional household staff since 1994.
  • Respect: You will have a team that values you and appreciates your experience.
  • Industry Guidance: You will have a team ensuring you will have competitive salaries, reasonable duties, and industry-standard benefits.
  • Support: You will find a long-term match, with an employment contract to protect you, and support after the placement.

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Household Managers and Estate Managers keep households operating smoothly, anticipating the needs of the principal(s), and always keeping their privacy and confidentiality in mind. Positions vary a great deal, and may include multiple residences. Some possible duties are:

  • Human resources, including hiring, training, managing, bookkeeping, and payroll of household staff
  • Providing hands-on services
  • Arranging external household services / vendors / contractors
  • Managing a household budget
  • Keeping supplies stocked
  • Making travel arrangements and preparations
  • Maintaining care of employer’s valuables
  • Planning and coordinating special events including knowledge of wine and spirits
  • Running personal errands for the employer and household
  • Receiving guests and answering phones
  • Assisting in proper table setting (must be familiar with formal service)
  • Light housekeeping duties
  • Running personal errands
  • Landscaping procedures
  • Security planning
  • Technology support (Smart home technology, etc.)

All applicants must have previous, recent, and verifiable professional experience as Household Managers and/or Estate Managers (reference will be checked).
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Job Requirements

In order to qualify for any position, you must:

  • Speak English
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license, your own car, and current insurance
  • Have at least 3 recent household/estate manager references (at least 1 of them in-home) and/or 3 years of recent household/estate manager experience.
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. (and provide proof to Mom’s Best Friend)
  • Have a clean criminal background (no misdemeanors or felonies)

There is never a charge for job placement!
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Job Placement Process

  • Complete the on-line application, and you will be contacted by a staff member.
  • If you meet the requirements, we will schedule an interview with our staff.
  • We will call references, order a background check, and collect various paperwork. If you move quickly, the entire screening process can be done in as little as a week.
  • We will send your profile to client families (whose positions you are interested in).
  • Whenever possible, our client families prefer to have trial time with their top candidate choices to be sure that you both feel good about the match.
  • Clients make a job offer, and will complete an employment agreement, so that you are both clear on the duties, compensation, vacation, sick time, and other details.

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