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Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:03 AM


Job Description

Because this position offers only a few hours of paid work each week, only persons (or one of two if couple) who have other means of full-time income support (e.g., full-time job, retirement, investment income, etc.) will be considered for this position.

This live-in position requires both HEAVY labor (grounds keeping) and DOMESTIC labor (house cleaning). Rent is separate from wages and not included in wages.

Wages are $17 per hour.

We are looking for a 2+ year commitment.

Please be describe in full why you are a good fit for this particular position, how you support yourself now, and why you are seeking a part-time position in general.


Seeking live-in caretaker COUPLE (two people) for 26-acre estate with start-up dog park / human bed & breakfast. Around 5 acres is finished mowed/weed whacked; another 8 is pasture maintenance; 13 acres woods) Snow removal needed as well (equipment provided).

Also, need to work pre-scheduled weekend events and some minor holidays (e.g. Memorial Day but not Christmas) to greet dog parties and do grounds check after they leave (about an hour on each end). Likely holidays will go to B&B guests rather than dog park so may not need to be front and center on holidays!

Grounds maintenance can be done any time that dog clients are not present (about 8 hours per week between April and October; 1.5 hours the rest of the year which is mostly poop bag refills and trash). Possible to manage grounds keeping person rather than do grounds keeping yourself, especially for big projects.

Caretakers expected to handle and/or stabilize emergency/backup situations (e.g. grounds, minor household repairs, snow, house repairs, await handymen, etc.)

Also, clean house in between guests (change sheets, stock coffee and TP, etc.). Not a high turnover; guests rent whole house and usually stay 4 or more days. Perhaps two to three guest groups per month.

Must be dog-friendly. No dog handling. Must feed and love barn cats.

Possibly set up stall for a horse hotel guest and muck after they leave (no horse handling). We are not sure we are going to provide this service yet.



900 sq ft one bedroom / one bath apartment. $1200 rent + $388 per month for utilities (oil, electricity, water/sewer, trash, FIOS TV/Internet).

Dogs and cats possible upon approval and additional security deposit. Horses may be possible with $200 per month self-care board.

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• Location: Leesburg, Northern Virginia

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