The Modern Butlers’ Journal, February 2019 Placement and Job Vacancies

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Traveling Butler/Valet Sought

A Kuwaiti gentleman, educated in New York (NYU and Harvard) and with homes in New York, Boulder, and London, travels internationally ca. 70% of the year (mainly the US, UK, Continental Europe, and Asia), and spends time on his Yacht in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. He seeks a valet/butler to add to his small traveling team (currently 2 traveling assistants who handle his appointments, scheduling, travel arrangements etc.).

The role involves:

  1. Conducting an inventory of his global wardrobe;
  2. Managing the travel, condition and replacement of the wardrobe;
  3. Managing collection of personal valuables – including watches;
  4. Assisting with the identification and purchase of targeted fine art pieces;
  5. Accompanying the principal to specialist medical consultations and the following management of medication;
  6. Assisting the principal with preparation and grooming whilst traveling;
  7. Assisting and supporting a special diet.


  1. Male (due to cultural sensitivities);
  2. Perhaps at the younger end of the age spectrum (due to the extensive travel schedule and its rigours);
  3. Preferred nationalities would be: US, Singaporean, Japanese or South Korean;
  4. Some experience of traveling with principals (in essence not primarily a house or estate manager);
  5. Unattached, as the extent of the travel could be problematic for people with families.

The role will be a permanent, open-ended contract, $78K per annum plus 15% bonus, accommodation provided, private medical care, annual flights home, and life insurance.

Please contact the institute if interested.

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