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Sample butler job description

[Company X] is seeking an experienced butler to facilitate and elevate operations at a private household (or formal hotel) in [location]. The butler will work with a team of staff to provide excellent service to a luxury household. Responsibilities include managing the cleaning and cooking staff, organizing household schedules, assisting with the maintenance of inventory, and receiving guests. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong attention to detail and multitasking abilities. [Company X] is committed to pairing exemplary staff with high-end residences and hotels.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide exceptional service and facilitate general household (or hotel) operations
  • Maintain and organize household schedule and inventory
  • Work with staff to promote a friendly, secure, and professional work environment
  • Meet the everyday needs of household members (or hotel guests)
  • Apply general cleaning and maintenance skills toward various projects


  • Manage cleaning staff to ensure all residential areas are kept clean and organized
  • Run routine errands such as grocery shopping, filling the car with gas, and taking clothing to and from dry cleaners
  • Assist with daily household duties such as sorting mail, answering phone calls, and feeding pets
  • Receive and greet guests and family members upon arrival
  • Collaborate with cooking staff to plan meals and create weekly grocery lists
  • Set and serve dinner for family and guests

Skills and qualifications

  • Previous experience in household management or hospitality
  • Catering or fine dining service experience
  • General knowledge of household appliance operations and functions
  • Flexible weekend and nighttime availability
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • Detail-oriented and strong multitasking abilities

Preferred qualifications

  • High school or equivalent educational experience
  • Familiarity with pets is a plus
  • Experience with sommelier services such as the opening and presenting of different wine varieties
  • Up-to-date driver’s license with no legal restrictions
  • Familiarity with smart home equipment systems
  • Superior time-management skills