Responsibilities

If you own a home which requires a significant amount of maintenance or management, a Household Manager can help to keep your property running smoothly so you can worry less about its management and enjoy it more.

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.

We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Household Managers and check every reference. We practice “full disclosure” which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.

It is important to us that you feel confident that the Household Manager you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your home as well as your personal belongings and private information. Just as important, we work closely with you to understand your family’s unique needs so that we can match you with a Household Manager who will be a great fit.

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
  • Errands
  • In some households, a Household Manager may also do some cooking

Compensation

Compensation for a Household Manager is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the House Manager job description.

Salary

Full-time Household Managers typically earn between $50,000 and $80,000 per year.

Benefits

Most families who employ full-time Household Managers provide benefits which may include:

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical insurance

What clients and staff are saying

“I am busy planning a huge trip to China for the whole family; party of 11! We’re working on the building of the Napa house and redesign of the London house and all the other million things that always seem to be happening around here.  Katrina has reached her one year with us and is such an essential part of the household, I don’t know what we’d do with out her. And Erica, our newest Nanny is amazing, too. That’s life here – thanks for checking in!”  Elizabeth, Household Manager

“Town + Country’s pool of 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.”  —Kristine Lange, Town + Country Resources

 

FAQ

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.

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