Responsibilities

If your lifestyle has significant demands and complexities, you may need a Personal Assistant to help you stay organized and be more productive. Most Personal Assistants have strong computer skills, and direct professional experience in a private home. Additional skills vary by candidate and may include strengths in financial management of the home, writing, organizing or project management.

We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Personal Assistants 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 Personal Assistant 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 Personal Assistant who will be a great fit.

The duties of a full-time or part-time Personal Assistant may include:

  • Managing the household calendar
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Booking appointments
  • Managing household bill payments
  • Organizing the home office and other areas of the home
  • Assisting in planning and organization of parties and other events
  • Running errands
  • Handling special projects such as helping an employer with a renovations or researching major purchases

Compensation

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

Salary

Full-time Personal Assistants typically earn between $70,000 and $100,000 per year. When they are paid on an hourly basis, most personal assistants earn from $35 to $50 per hour.

Benefits

Some families choose to provide benefits to full-time Personal Assistants, which may include:

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

What clients and staff are saying

After our kids were too old to need a nanny, we realized we still needed help so we decided to hire a personal assistant. I tried to find one on my own but after a nightmare experience I realized I couldn’t do it on my own. We asked our friends how they found their awesome assistant. They said they rely on Town + Country. I called Nancy and she found Amy who is ideal. Hopefully she’ll stay with us until the end of time. Town + Country is worth every penny.”  —Anne, Writer and Mom

“A really great Personal Assistant is a god-send. A PA can help manage all the details of your life from bill paying to running errands to planning a dinner party to keeping your home immaculately organized.  The time you save can be spent doing what you really want to do. Everyone needs something different from their PA. I have been matching PAs with employers for many years and know what it takes to find the right one for you.” Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources

 

FAQ

Do you offer temporary Personal Assistants for short-term needs?

Yes. Town + County has a qualified pool of temporary Personal Assistants who can work for you for the amount of time you need – whether it’s a one-time project or an extended period.  You can learn more here or contact us for more information.

Which positions are similar to a Personal Assistant?

A Personal Assistant may be similar to Household or Estate Manager. These positions tend to have certain responsibilities in common, such as helping to manage household finances and the household calendar. Typically, Household and Estate Managers are focused on keeping a home running smoothly. Personal Assistants are focused on helping their employers with many aspects of their personal lives, performing administrative tasks as well as other household responsibilities.

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