Experienced Governess/Executive Housekeeper for a high profile family
Elite Placement - Vancouver, BC

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High-net-worth family seeks an experienced, mature, professional Governess/Executive Housekeeper who will be in charge of the cleaning of a large vacation residence in Vancouver, BC (Canada). The person must have previous experience, working in a full-time permanent position for one family or luxurious hotel.The position is full-time, permanent, live-out and generally Monday to Friday. Annual salary is $30 000 upto 65,000, but could vary depending on experience. Supervised directly by the property manager, the successful candidate will:

 Be responsible for the daily cleaning and care of the residence.
 Clean the silver, china, crystal, fine art and delicate surfaces.
 Carry out washing, ironing, steaming and linen care, including hand washing delicate items like silk and cashmere.
 Make beds.
 Organize and maintain closets.
 Pack and unpack luggage.
 Run errands and carry out special requests for the family on occasion.
 Taking messages and answering the telephone including greeting of guests and visitors.

Requirements:
 Minimum 3 years experience working in a formal luxury household or luxury hotel.
 Strong English communication skills.
 Experience with museum quality cleaning and care for antiques, silver, fine art, etc.
 Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide the highest quality of service.
 Understand the utmost in confidentiality and discretion.
 Comfortable working with computers and communicating with a ''Smartphone''.
 Capacity to work long hours during peak seasons.
 Owning a vehicle is an asset.
 Must have a valid driver’s license.
 Legal working status in Canada.

Qualities:
 Autonomous.
 Exceptional organizational skills and detail-oriented.
 Energetic with a strong work ethic, strong communication skills and ability to anticipate the needs of the household.
 Professional, polished, and discreet, maintain confidentiality at all times.
 Ability to work independently as well as within a team.


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