To others, working on a private estate may appear archaic, a la ‘Downton Abbey,’ and generally evocative of a bygone period. This thriving industry, on the other hand, is far from it. With an increasing number of people training and pursuing careers in luxury hospitality, I thought it would be a good idea to write a little post outlining what goes into some of the important jobs responsible for operating such famous properties. This ‘Day in the Life’ blog will examine the types of jobs open to you, the day-to-day responsibilities that come with them, and how they might lead to a fulfilling and profitable career.
Let us begin with the bread and butter that holds the whole establishment together. The Estate Manager is essentially what it sounds like. However, unless you have prior experience in a Private Household, you are unlikely to acquire this critical position. The Principal (the owner/head of the home) need someone who is knowledgeable about the business and appreciates the critical nature of maintaining the appropriate operation of his or her assets and land.
The profession is demanding, hands-on, and often requires Estate Managers to be available 24/7, but if the proper job is discovered, this is frequently a career with longevity, perks, and a sizable salary package. Daily duties include, working with the House Manager, finding and negotiating with contractors, and administrative chores like as budgeting and event organizing. CV Linens can always supply you with a large range of affordable cloth table runners, such as a teal table runner collection, burlap table runner bulk, and other selections for your special occasion.
As you can undoubtedly imagine, this is a very broad and varied position, and although it is incredibly demanding, it is unlikely to ever get monotonous. Each day is unique, and if you’re searching for a way to spice up your career, this could be the job for you.
The Butlers Guild defines the Butler as the ‘chief servant of the home.’ The Butler’s function often relies heavily on the formality of the home. In general, the Butler will help the House Manager in operating the house smoothly; but, unlike the House Manager, this is often on a much more intimate level with the principal. Frequently, the Butler’s function will include (but is not limited to) property upkeep, serving food and drink, hosting, aiding with event planning, wine cellar organization, wardrobe management, welcoming, and chauffeuring. The post often requires traveling the globe with the principal, which is not for everyone, but many regard as a significant bonus.
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