Becoming a Town + Country Household Manager
If you have significant professional experience running large homes with significant demands or working with employers with multiple residences, we’d love to hear from you! Town + Country represents the best Household Managers in the business. We will take the time to understand you and your unique strengths so we can present you in your best light to our clients.
Town + Country is the Bay Area’s most established and largest staffing agency. Most of our clients are repeat customers or referrals from their family and friends. Because of these long-standing relationships we are able to provide you with access to the best jobs in the Bay Area.
Our clients come to us seeking the best Household Managers in the Bay Area, and we deliver. Most of our clients want Household Managers with several years of professional, in-home experience. For most assignments, qualified candidates will have been in a similar position for at least two to three years, although we do occasionally have unique positions with varying requirements for experience or education. In any case, it’s best if your experience is recent.
We always contact every previous employer to check your references and make sure that all previous employers are able to provide an excellent reference before recommending you to our clients. Also, we conduct thorough background checks prior to our final placements to make sure that everyone feels safe as they enter into a very important relationship.
Finally, Town + Country is here to make the right match. Every family is different and each Household Manager brings a unique combination of strengths, skills and experiences. We’re here to make sure that every match we make is rewarding for both our clients and our Executive Housekeepers.
Household Managers keep properties that require a significant amount of maintenance or management running smoothly so owners can worry less about management and spend more time enjoying them.
Household Managers have excellent judgment regarding decisions about household maintenance and management such as hiring service people and providing direction to other household staff. Town + Country Household Managers have significant experience working in fine homes and have the top-notch skills that enable them to perform their responsibilities to the highest of standards. Computer skills are commonly required for the position of Household Manager in addition to general household management duties.
The duties of a Household Manager may include:
- Overseeing the maintenance of a private home
- Managing the household calendar
- Hiring and directing other household staff
- Organizing and running large household events and parties
- Booking travel arrangements
- Maintaining household security
- Managing designated projects
- In some households, a Household Manager may also do some cooking
Compensation for a Household Manager is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience you bring to the position and the duties included in your job description.
Full-time Household Managers typically earn between $50,000 and $80,000 per year.
Most families who employ full-time Household Managers provide benefits that may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Medical insurance
What candidates, clients and staff are saying
“Town + Country is a great resource for Nannies, Housekeepers, Estate Managers or Personal Assistants to get connected with San Francisco’s finest families. The background requirements are more stringent than elsewhere, but it is definitely worth it. Town + Country works with many families over long periods of time, therefore knowing the business very well.” —Tina
“Town + Country’s Household Managers have substantial experience running large homes with significant demands. From keeping your technology and entertainment systems running smoothly to ensuring all of the maintenance of your home is up to your standards to keeping complex budgets, a Household Manager can make your home more pleasurable and your life easier.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources
What Positions are similar to a Household Manager?
An Estate Manager position is similar to a Household Manager position. Both positions require excellent experience and judgment associated with the care of large or complex residences with many demands. Typically, an Estate Manager will have more experience and have a wider range of responsibilities that may include managing multiple properties, overseeing a larger staff and managing properties in the owners’ absence.