Current Positions with DPN

AVAILABLE | All-Around House Manager / Chef, Hands-on role

Reno, NV

The client home is located minutes from downtown Reno, NV and offers a wonderful, tranquil work setting. This is a well-established position to be handed over by the retiring employee. The current employee will work with the new staff member through a transition period. The client is seeking a true domestic all-around professional who can shift between house managment, high level cooking, and hands-on tasks for the discerning owner. It sounds like many hats, but the flow is very feasable and the employer's schedule allows for ample time to work at all functions successfully. This position is the primary responsible party for all issues related to the upkeep, care, and maintenance of all physical properties and assets of the Principals as directed. A primary responsibility includes a full-time, 5-day workweek with live-in availability for after-hours emergencies or special circumstances. This role will act in partnership with the existing Personal Assistant to deliver a first-rate representation of the needs and interests of the Principal relating to all matters of their home and lifestyle. The candidate best suited to this position is capable of ‘doing it all’, i.e., effectively completing any and all job assignments with attention to detail. This role entails two distinct areas of responsibility: House Manager & Chef. Additionally there are some ironing duties and assistance to the other housekeeping staff as necessary. The home has well established vendors and you will continue to manage the scheduling and completion of all jobs on site. MUST LOVE DOGS - and see to their care Must have strong service skills from table setting to bartending to guest care A green thumb is appreciated for flower arrangements, light garden & greenhouse work for "garden to table" ingredients This is a fantastic, long-term opportunity for a wonderful client who treats staff very well. Relocation will be considered for exceptional candidates, especially with experience in nearby areas and/or current connections to Reno/Tahoe. Possible accommodations on-site, to be discussed with qualified candidates.

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Filled 2/17/22 | House and Property Manager

Montecito, CA

Montecito, CA, 40 acre property with a main house, guest house, and an adjacent property with an additional building under construction. Features include pool and pond, extensive landscaping, well, solar, generators, and home automation. The home is generally informal but proper service and guest hosting are expected.



Flexible hours are required, especially when owners are in residence. Full, daily service for meals and guest visits into evening hours. Typical weekday work schedule and balancing of time off when owners are away. Must be available locally for emergency and alarm response.



Chef is in house a few times per week and with guests / gatherings. Assist with all meal service including setting tables, serving and clearing food, and kitchen cleaning.
Help chef with guest preferences and hosting for meals and gatherings.
All food shopping for the house and general kitchen stocking. (Chef shops for meal ingredients.)



Be familiar with and be handy/hands on with operating all smart home tech including alarm system, Lutron, WiFi, A/V, HVAC, computers, and personal devices.
Mechanical systems including well, back-up generators, and pool.



Coordinate all periodic services for cleaning of home. (Part time, long-term housekeepers employed)
Cleaning in-between housekeeper visits.
Hands-on support to repair and maintain all furniture and fixtures.
Oversee all vendors and outside services for seasonal tasks, repairs, painting, etc.
Stock and replace lights throughout home.
Stock all supplies for laundry, cleaning, and maintenance.
Purchase flowers and work with owners to place arrangements.
Assist housekeepers with heavy lifting and physical tasks.



Work with all landscape services for weekly and seasonal maintenance, planting, and ornamental changes. Direct plant care and weed abatement.
Setup and maintenance of all outdoor areas including blowing/sweeping patios and furniture upkeep and storage. Lifting and moving / rearranging heavy items.
Auto maintenance and cleaning as needed. Take vehicles to local wash and keep serviced.



Current construction underway on art studio/additional guest house on adjacent property.
Direct liaison between owners and construction teams.
Research and present bids on various upgrades and maintenance throughout the property.
Maintain all vendor contacts and records.


Additional support to owners

Research and price various household items, vehicles, and services.
Shopping and errands as requested.
Review all invoices and expenses with owner and coordinate records with accountant.
Maintain household manual with task calendar and related service records.
Complete tasks and items from employer lists as requested.


General qualifications

Available for immediate hire.
Must live in or easily relocate to Santa Barbara area.
Verifiable, recent references with similar private employers.
USA work authorization.
Physical capabilities relevant to hands-on work as described.
Covid vaccination.
Non-Smokers only.


FILLED as of 12-5-21

House/Property Manager - Main Residence

Seattle, WA

Long time clients are seeking a very professional house manager with exceptional skills to manage their main residence and provide support to the owners for all related lifestyle needs. You will work with an incredible property team that oversees the clients' multiple homes. The ideal candidate will have an organized, systematic approach to running the property along with accurate records, procedure documentation, and inventories, etc. Additionally, a creative flair for events, gift purchases, and decorating would be wonderful. Must be pet friendly and open to a variety of hands-on tasks to get the job done. Competitive salary and full benefit plan available. Local candidates have priority with other compelling applicants considered for relocation. Qualified applicants please inquire for full details.


FILLED as of 9-2021 | Chef-Household Manager


Wonderful family in Dallas seeks a skilled Chef with hands-on house manager duties. Responsible for planning diversified menus, food prep and cooking lunches and dinners. Perform shopping for groceries and household supplies; errands. Responsible for recruiting, interviewing and referring additional staff for approval. Responsible for managing and maintaining kitchen cleanliness. Supervise and manage housekeeping staff. Manage all home maintenance, repairs and monitor systems including AV, HVAC, generator, pool, mechanical drainage, security, and wine cellar. Schedule and supervise vendors. Assistance with planning and organizing events in the home, guest services and travel preparation. Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. but flexibility is essential, especially when entertaining or meeting project deadlines. Salary competitive including housing on site. Negotiable based on experience.


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