From time to time, employers ask the Institute to assist in finding personnel for their households and estates, or butlers for hospitality venues. We are not an agency, but have endeavored to find the right matches for employers we can endorse.
If you are a service professional, whether in the private service or hospitality industry, and are looking for a new position, please email enquiries at modernbutlers.com with your resume/CV, including a professional photograph and a clear statement of your objectives.
In your email, please include the following information:
- What type of position are you looking for?
- Are you willing to move to a different location?
- Are you willing to travel?
- When are you available?
- What remuneration package, including salary, are you seeking?
You will be contacted by one of the Institute’s staff members to clarify any points and questions we may have, so as to ensure we have a clear picture of exactly what you are looking for before we add you to our database. This will help us find that “perfect match” we all aim for.
“I am completing staff appraisals for the year and thought of you and the time I started here … in June of last year. It was thanks to you that I found this position as Chief of Staff in a very challenging and interesting role. I don’t do my own appraisal, although I guess after 1.5 years on the job I must be doing fine, otherwise I wouldn’t be here still.”
Whenever a job opportunity arises that we think may be a fit, we will contact you directly to enquire as to your interest and current availability. See below for any current opportunities:
Hotel Butlers wanted
The prestigious Ritz Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico is looking for butlers (Embajadors). They will train anyone who qualifies (you must be a US-citizen or valid Green Card Holder), has a minimum of one year experience as a Hotel, Cruise, or Condo Butler, or two years in Hospitality (hotels/restaurants, or Cruise lines). They are also looking for an experienced Head Butler. For more information, please contact their HR Department.
Seeking Trainee Butlers at Blenheim Palace, England
Home to the Duke & Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace operates one of the most formal and historic households in the country. With an unbroken line of butlers for over 300 years, two Trainee Butlers are now being recruited to develop skills in a life-changing and practical learning environment.
The successful candidates will work and reside in Blenheim Palace for 8 months starting from August 2015, working alongside the Duke & Duchess of Marlborough’s Butler, who will guide the candidate through an in-house syllabus of formal Butlership. The course, which concludes in March 2016 with an Awards Ceremony, is an in-depth introduction to life as a Butler, based around the following core components:
- Butler etiquette
- Management of front of house
- Management of Butler’s Pantry and below-stairs, including the care of silver, glass, porcelain, wood and fabrics
- Conservation/restoration awareness
- Care of wine and cigars
- Dining room service, including laying formal dining tables
- Production of homemade liqueurs and dessert preserves
- Intensive Spring-Cleaning programme
No previous experience is required, as the role is a learning one, although a friendly and positive attitude, an impeccable appearance and a willingness to learn are essential. In return, the candidates will gain an unparalleled experience within a vibrant and fascinating family home, and Britain’s Greatest Palace. Undoubtedly, this will set a personal benchmark in standards for the candidates careers. The positions come with a competitive salary. A current and valid driving license is essential. The candidates must also have a valid work permit for the United Kingdom in order to qualify for these positions. To apply, please contact the Palace’s Butler with resume/CV at sduckett @ blenheimpalace.com
As an additional service to our members and visitors, we profile international members who are interested in new opportunities.
If you are looking for a position in private service or in the hospitality industry, we recommend you list yourself on the Member Profiles page. Please email enquiries at modernbutlers.com with a professional photograph of yourself as well as a biography that is formatted similarly to the ones you see on the Member Profiles page.
We will connect you with employers who may be interested and facilitate the process between you.
To assist you with the process of marketing yourself as a service professional, we recommend you read the following articles to understand better how to deal effectively with agencies and the process of finding a suitable position.
- The Job Interview Game
- Finding Your First Domestic Position
- What Are My Chances of Being Placed in a Domestic Position?
- Becoming a Better Domestic Candidate
- Working with Domestic Placement Agencies
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