Household Handyman/Maintenance Supervisor needed!

Summary: The Houseman will be employed for household repairs, maintenance, cleaning and other general work inside and outside of the principal’s main residence as well as the other residences. Must be able to communicate and negotiate with vendors in a timely and professional manner. Must have knowledge of appliances as well as electrical, plumbing and heating systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Perform troubleshooting and repairs of households and installed systems to include: plumbing systems, roofs, drains, propane tanks, generators, electrical and HVAC

· Working knowledge of industry standards, maintenance and cost scheduling.  As well as the ability to assess outside vendors qualifications and work performance.

· Inspect buildings, grounds and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions.

· Managing/overseeing all projects at each residence

· Keep all estate staff up to date on each property and any issues that may result in the inability to use a property at any given time.

· Ensure grounds, garages and all work spaces are neat and clean, keep property free of debris, litter and pests

  • Move furniture, set up tables and chairs and remove and store for parties and events
  • Responsible for keeping household supplies stocked
  • Responsible for running household errands
  • Success factors require the Handyman to be organized, have the ability to anticipate the needs of the household

A guiding principle for the housemen is to learn (from observation or inquiry) virtually all household and personal needs of the principals, and to then anticipate, obtain, and conduct timely and discreet delivery of any needed items or service. If there are delays or there is an inability to bring them the desired results, then the houseman is to inform their supervisor in a timely manner and recommend other options

Other responsibilities could include:

  • Responsible for basic car maintenance
  • Serving for parties and events

Schedule:

This job will mainly be a Monday through Friday job, however, the schedule will often vary in days and hours and requires a large degree of flexibility.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

· General knowledge of all construction trade types (carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, mechanical, HVAC)

· Ability to successfully respond to property issues/needs within a tight time frame

· Ability to successfully multi-task and work under strict deadlines

· Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

· Possess competent knowledge of use and care of tools and equipment used in facility and ground maintenance.

· Experience in private residential service

  • Experience in vendor and project management
  • Knowledge of etiquette and protocol
  • Ability to represent the household from telephone manner to reception of guests

· Ability to read mood of principal’s and other household members and adapt accordingly

· Bachelor’s degree preferable

· Licensed California Contractor preferable

· A valid Drivers license and clean driving record

· Good computer skills, as communication by email and retrieving manuals on a PC or Mac are required. Additionally, the candidate must have Microsoft Office skills, including Outlook and Excel.

If interested, please email Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com!

Care for Young Mom with ALS – Part Time OR LIVE IN

(If interested in this position please email Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com along with your resume)

The Grapevine Agency is seeking someone who is a wonderful caregiver.  Must be honest, loving, hardworking, dependable and trust worthy. English is a requirement, as well as being able to legally drive. Love of cooking is a definite plus. Our client has a disease called ALS so her movement is limited.  She is wheelchair bound and needs assistance eating.  Carer will be working the client  50% of the time, the children 30%, and some light housekeeping 20%. They  have a housekeeper who comes three times a week, so the house is normally in a very clean state. Some Nursing experience is strongly suggested. There is  an assistant who is there 5 days a week from 8:30 until 5:30. She takes care of all administrative tasks in the household as well as the children. She also drives to medical appointments and when time allows she will prepare food. Below are the main tasks this position requires:

Bathing, Exercises, Preparing dinner, and feeding.  Some light housekeeping (cleaning up dishes, laundry etc), Running to the market to pick up some groceries, Picking children up from after school activities, Overseeing children at bedtime.

This is a very loving family who is seeking a perfect fit for their household. Hours are 3-8 pm Monday through Friday. Some additional evening hours are possible, and Saturday mornings are also very helpful. If live in the hours would be similar with additional morning hours / expectations M-F.

Salary: $20 per hour if Live Out  ~  $800 per week if Live In

We are looking for a Full Time Chef for 2 Beverly Hills (NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES)

Chef needed to prepare and serve both lunch and dinner 5 days/week.  These brothers work from a Beverly Hills home and need someone to cook for them as they are very busy.  They like comfort food as well as some healthy food as long as it’s tasty.  They are not extremely picky or formal but do enjoy a great meal.  Ideal Chef will have no ego and be flexible with their menu ideas.  We do not want someone pretentious or too set in their ways when it comes to menu planning.  We need someone who will take direction well and not try to force healthy eating on their employers.  Sometimes they like to eat unhealthy meals!  They do not run a formal household so you may be serving them meals in their office or bedrooms at times.  Also, you may be expected to prep a simple breakfast that they can throw together for themselves in the morning.  We do not want someone too chatty b/c they work from home so don’t want to be distracted.
Hours- Approx 11am- 8pm
Salary range $250-$300 daily.
If interested, please email Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com, Lori@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com!

Owners of a Top Brewing Company seeks Executive/Personal Assistant (NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES)

Owners of a very successful Brewing company looking for a bright, polished, hardworking Executive/Personal Assistant to work from their Beverly Hills home office.

This is a unique position to get in with an amazing company and have the potential to grow after proving yourself down the line. Ideal candidate is looking for a long term placement at a great company and is willing to commit a couple of years. This demanding job is for someone with a  can do attitude and thick skin who has the ability to stay highly organized and focused. We need someone fully committed to the company, with absolutely no ego who can handle all personal affairs as well as all business affairs for both employers.

Duties will include: arranging meals, mainting personal shopping, coordinating venders in the home, heavy phones, constant scheduling, account management, liaising between employers and headquarters, keeping both employers on schedule, anticipating all personal and business needs, making sure everything is executed and you have followed through with all tasks,  keeping them focused at all times, anticipating deadlines, finding new office space/setting up office and new systems and whatever else pops up.

60K + Health Benefits

*Must have a 4 year college degree, business degree is a plus (Ivy League preferred).

Must have at least 2-3 years of Executive Assistant experience on a busy desk or at an Agency.

If you think you have what it takes to handle this intense yet rewarding job please send resumes to Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Lori@thegrapevinela.com

FULL TIME Executive Assistant needed for busy Entrepreneur (NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES)

Very busy entrepreneur who juggles many roles is looking for a FULL-TIME Assistant in his Burbank home office.  He is the head of an investment company and travels internationally every month.  He seeks a very capable right hand to help him leverage his time professionally and personally.

This employer is highly intellegent, focused, intense and a bit eccentric.  He works best when uninterrupted so ideal candidate will be sensitive to his style of working.  He is extremely busy so candidate needs to be able to keep up with the high intensity times and seamlessly downshift into the focused time while remaining highly engaged and work effectively independently.  Duties will include calls, scheduling, coorespondants, booking international travel and making sure all of his personal and business affairs are in order and running smoothly.  His wife is also involved in the business so you will report to her on matters regarding Payroll, vacation, insurance etc.  Finance and Executive Assistant experience is a plus!

45-50 hours M-F

45K-75K DOE +Health benefits will be paid after 90 days

If you have great assistant skills and will be happy working out of a home office please email resumes to both Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Lori@thegrapevinela.com.

Personal and Exec Asst needed for busy Actress, Writer and Entrepreneur (NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES)

40K-55K DOE
2 weeks paid vacation, 5 sick days and potential for benefits after 6 months.
BUSY actress, writer, personality and entrepreneur seeks a hard working, savvy personal assistant who is accustomed to wearing a variety of hats.  This is a busy role working for someone who has many facets of business happening in their life.  Some assistant duties are for the partner as well. Ideal person will have had some PA experience but will inherently be a very organized and detailed person who knows how to prioritize and is accustomed to circling back and giving a list of what has been accomplished and where to do lists stand.
MUST be open to being around pets and kids.
Duties include but are not limited to:  scheduling, managing calendars, interfacing with all business executives and potentially other personalities, managing all staff for home as well as handling vendors and maintenance needs for home, downloading and uploading on computer (MAC), sending packages, errands of all sorts, dealing with all doctors for animals and employers as well as bringing client anything they need when they are at a set or at a meeting.
No job should be too big or too small.
Must also be open to picking up after dogs and having a general down to earth sensibility.
If you have experience as an Assistant and are interested please send resumes to Lori@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com

Part Time ON CALL NANNY BEL AIR

(If you are interested in this position please email your resume to Caitlin@thegrapevineagency.com)

Lovely Bel Air couple with a 18 month old little boy has asked The Grapevine Agency to assist in their search for a fantastic ON CALL Nanny.  There would be a guarantee of 15 hours per week for this position with the possibility of overtime.  The days which they are needing coverage are: Wednesday and Saturday afternoon and evenings with the possibility of Friday evenings as well.  Please only reply to this post if you are available these days and are willing to work some Friday and Saturday nights consecutively in a weekend. Experience with this age is a must and with boys is preferred.  The pay will be $20 – $25 per hour depending on experience.  Early Childhood Education or similar study is preferred.  Flexibility with schedule is a must as some days may start earlier or later than others.  Please only respond if you have a current Nanny resume with stellar references.

Weekend Live-in Nanny needed for Cheviot Hills Family!

We are looking for a LIVE IN Nanny with newborn TWIN experience for a wonderful young family in Cheviot Hills.   This family already has a 1 year old and is expecting Twins shortly.

Ideal schedule is Thursday morning – Monday morning (but can be a little flex)

Criteria: Must be able to communicate in English, although it doesn’t have to be perfect.  We want someone who has worked in a busy household before and looked after multiple kids at once.  There will be some housekeeping as well during nap times and you will be responsible for kids rooms, clothing and helping stay at home Mom juggle the busy household.   Also, we need someone who is going to help mom with bottle prep, feedings and changing babies throughout the night.

You will have a private guest room with private bathroom and balcony.

Potential to grow into a 6 day week down the line.  Looking to meet candidates ASAP!

**Driving is not needed.

If interested, please email Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com

Personal Assistant needed for Hip Hop Producer! (NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES)

We are looking for a full time Personal Assistant for a busy growing Hip Hop Music Producer.  Ideal candidate will have some experience driving your boss around LA or has Runner experience!  Driving your boss to and from the Studio and around Los Angeles is a big part of the job as the boss does not drive at all.  We need someone who knows LA like the back of your their and has a PERFECT driving record.

You will also be responsible for errands, shopping, correspondents, phone calls, scheduling and other admin asst duties.  Must have a passion for music and be fashion savvy and put together as you will be representing your boss at all times.  Need to have common sense and be VERY flexible with your schedule.  We need someone tech and computer savvy who can hustle and anticipate the needs of your busy boss!  Must have a great can do attitude and no job is too big or too small.  Must have a reliable car!!

Salary-30K-35K DOE (NO HEALTH INSURANCE) + mileage reimbursement when using your own car.

If interested please email Rachel@thegrapevinela.com.

HOUSEKEEPER Pacific Palisades

(If interested in this position please email Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com along with your resume)

Single mom with 6-year old twins, a cat and dog in Pacific Palisades seeks a smart and detailed Housekeeper to help clean her small home in Pacific Palisades.  Additional responsibilities include: laundry and ironing, grocery shopping, running errands and cooking basic family meals several times each week.  There is part-time childcare in the afternoons, so there is no nannying required.  General schedule is Monday-Friday 6:30AM-2:30PM (40 hours).  Opportunity to earn additional money by working occasional weekend hours as needed.  $18-20/hour NET.   Immediate hire.