House Sitter Job Description

house sitter job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

House Sitter Job Description

A house sitter is typically a homeowner who agrees to care for someone’s home while they are on vacation, traveling, studying abroad, or working in another country.

The house sitter visits their home and has key access.

They are responsible for feeding, watering, and changing the pet(s), collecting mail, and watering plants.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a House Sitter to help us out while we’re on vacation. We’ll need someone to stay at our house and take care of our plants and pets. If you’re interested, please let us know. Thank you!

House Sitter Duties:

  • Provide care for occasional or nightly guests of a homeowner
  • Keep home spotless and running smoothly
  • Ensure safety and well-being of children and pets
  • Assist with special projects, like packing or unpacking
  • Provide companionship to elderly or disabled homeowners
  • Participate in community activities
  • Promote a positive image for the company by maintaining a professional appearance
  • Other duties as assigned

House Sitter Responsibilities:

  • Provide temporary care for the pets and home of busy executives, executives’ families, or professional individuals traveling for extended periods
  • Feed, exercise, walk, and clean pets according to owners’ instructions, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, hamsters, gerbils, mice, gerbils, lizards, turtles, and snakes
  • Comfort pets, feed, water, and change litter boxes
  • Collect mail and newspaper, place orders for food, water, and supplies, and move pets to/from vet appointments
  • Engage in light housekeeping, including vacuuming, laundering laundry, and washing dishes
  • Clean litter boxes, water plants, and perform other simple household tasks, such as tying shoes, picking up toys, and clearing tables
  • Ensure pets are fed and content before leaving home

Requirements And Skills:

  • Ability to connect with clients and be flexible with scheduling
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of common household pests and the ability to recognize and eliminate them

At [Company Name], we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and experiences, as we believe that this makes for a stronger team. We are dedicated to building an equal opportunity workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

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