Manager for the Ambassador's Residence to start September 1st, 2021

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa, © German Federal Foreign Office

13.07.2021 - Article

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa has an opening starting September 1, 2021 at the Residence of the Ambassador in Ottawa. Applications are to be submitted by August 15, 2021. The job vacancy is available in English.

Manager for the Ambassadstor's Residence to start September 1 , 2021

The Manager performs the full range of household management functions, including:

Meal preparation and service:

Planning and arranging of hospitality events:
  • dinners and receptions etc.: responsibilities include shopping, planning the room arrange- ments and decorating the residence appropriately, setting up of buffet tables and bars, and identifying, hiring and supervising kitchen staff and servants
  • planning, cooking and serving small meals ( for up to 10 guests - without third party assistance; for more with assistance)
  • preparing (includes cooking and baking) and serving tea, coffee, drinks at small morning or afternoon events

Maintenance and care:

  • supervising the cleaning of the Residence,
  • ensuring that the official part of the Residence is maintained in an orderly condition,
  • caring for the inventory of furniture, silver, china, linens, appliances and other items in a careful and appropriate manner,
  • laundry and ironing of table clothes, napkins, and organizing cleaning as necessary,
  • identifying need for maintenance and repair in a timely manner

Other responsibilities:

  • Managing household budget and inventory supplies
  • Coordinating and scheduling service contractors
  • Answering door, welcoming guests, ensuring security of premises
  • Other duties as required

Selection criteria:

The successful candidate will possess leadership qualities, self-motivation, teamwork skills, and demonstrate an ability to perform the required duties in a responsible, inde- pendent, mature and discreet manner. Previous work experience is valued. Knowledge of English is essential.


The position is initially subject to yearly contracts. Based on good performance reviews, a contract of indefinite duration as member of staff of the German Embassy will be offered after 2 years. Working hours are flexible to adjust to scheduling requirements.

The position is to be filled effective September 1st, 2021.

Application Procedure:

Applications should include the following:
  • application letter
  • copy of your ID
  • copy of your long-term residence permit / work permit (where applicable)
  • curriculum vitae
  • copies of documents describing your qualifications and your professional experiences
  • up-to-date police clearance certificate

Please submit by August 15th, 2021, to the Head of Administration, German Embassy, 1 Waverley Street, Ottawa, or by e-mail to: vw-s1@otta.auswaertiges-amt.de. Incomplete applications or applications received after August 15th, 2021 can not be considered.

Job interviews for successful candidates will be held end of August.

1 Waverley Street

Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0T8


P.O. Box 379 Stn. A,

Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8V4

Tel.: 613-232 1101

Fax: 613-594 9330

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