Jun 21, 2019 - 06:57 PM
If it is indeed an administrative role, be specific about the scope of the duties and number of staff. The prospective household manager needs to come into the interview already clear about expectations regarding management of schedules, appointments, maintenance, events, travel, and especially finances related to running the household. Predictability is the hallmark of a good employer-household manager relationship.
Likewise, if the duties are more domestic, delineate what is expected regarding housekeeping, childcare, pets, meals, shopping, errands, laundry, and cleaning. Both you and the prospective household manager need to be clear about boundaries from the outset. The household manager is an employee, not extended family.
The job description should also give applicants a keen sense of the personalities of both the household and you as an employer. Ideally, personalities will mesh, such that the household manager will come to anticipate your needs, and have that special knack for making your household a worry-free place where you can wind down and recharge.