Live-in Domestic Couple

USA, Virginia, Salary US$60,000 each

EHS #2414

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Our high profile client is looking for a Live-in Domestic Couple who can provide customary and professional services as Household Managers, Butler/Cook (and some housekeeping) for their main residence in The Plains, Virginia, USA.  It is essential that you have the legal documentation in place which allows you to work in the USA.

You will be responsible for the general overseeing, care, cleaning and maintenance of the main house and furnishings, and generally attending to the personal needs of the Principal and her family and guests.

The duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Preparing and serving three meals per day including shopping for ingredients, consulting with the Principal for menus, and cleaning of the kitchen and dining area
  • Support the Housekeeper in terms of maintaining cleanliness and organisation of the kitchen, sitting room and mud room
  • The Cook shall see to the personal needs of the Principal during the Housekeeper's day off
  • The Butler is expected to be experienced in high end Ambassador level service, greeting guests at the door and bartending
  • The Butler will also be expected to perform the 'heavier duty' jobs in the household
  • Maintaining and managing the house including keeping accurate inventories of the kitchen items and other necessities, general shopping and keeping things in order
  • Running errands
  • Pick ups and drop offs at airport
  • Securing the house when the Principal is away
  • Polishing the silver and bright work
  • Taking care of the 2 small dogs when needed
  • You will be expected to travel with the Principal to her winter residence in South Carolina from early December through until 1st April each year, and to New York for two weeks in August
  • If the Principal is on personal travel during the year, the Domestic Couple will be required to remain at the residence to oversee and ensure security


  • Gross annual salary of US $60,000 each (US $120,000 total)
  • Health Insurance paid by Employer
  • Two (2) weeks' paid vacation per year
  • Five (5) days' paid sick leave
  • Four (4) paid national holidays per year – all other recognised national holidays that employees work shall be paid at time and a half
  • Right to occupy apartment on premises of main house
  • Use of vehicle for work-related transportation
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Live-in Domestic Couple

EHS #2414

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