OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR DOMESTIC STAFF (Partial Listing)
As of April 28, 2016
Harper Associates handles many exclusive
domestic staffing assignments for prominent executive families.
Recent experience in luxurious private residences, along with outstanding references from previous employers are required for consideration.
HOUSE MANAGER (FEMALE)-SUBURBAN DETROIT, MI
Our client, a high profile family residing in the metro Detroit
area, is seeking an experienced Estate Manager to manage their
primary home in suburban Detroit, MI and also handle their
vacation residences (FL and Aspen). The Estate Manager will
supervise staff including a Chef and Housekeepers, manage
service personnel and contractors, organize special events,
approve invoices, correspond with office staff, purchase
supplies online and in person, run errands, etc.. This is a very
hands-on role, which requires a detailed eye for daily property
inspections,etc.. Excellent computer skills and internet
research and shopping expertise are all required. The family
enjoys their privacy and as a result, the Estate Manager will
not be expected to be at the residence evenings and weekends on
a regular basis and may be asked to work from home occasionally
rather than in the family home. Occasional travel to other
residences may be required.
The ideal candidate will have
experience as a Personal Assistant to a top Executive prior to
becoming a House or Estate Manager even though the Principal
does have an Executive/Personal Assistant at the office. A
Private Chef who has progressed into an Estate Manager role may
also be considered.
Those with ties to Michigan are
strongly preferred. Please state in your cover letter whether or
not you have a specific desire to relocate to Michigan for
reasons other than a great career opportunity. Occasional travel
to FL and CO will be involved. Also, due to family dynamics,
the principals feel a female is best suited for this role.
Excellent salary and benefits
commensurate with experience. This is a live-out position. Only
non-smokers who are dog friendly (family has one dog) will be
considered. Impeccable references will be required, along with a
complete background check.
Unique opportunity available for a strong, physically fit male
who would enjoy working with men’s clothing. Our client, a
prominent executive with impeccable taste, is seeking a very
detail oriented individual with a keen eye for fashion. The
valet will handle transport of clothing to/from a warehouse on a
regular basis, pick-up and deliver garments from dry cleaners,
conduct internet shopping, suggest daily clothing selections and
assist haberdasher when taking measurements. Advanced computer
skills (Excel) are required to maintain and upgrade wardrobe
inventory and itemized manual. Local driving will be involved;
household vehicle will be provided as needed. Monday-Friday
days, only occasional weekends. Full-time salaried position
offers excellent benefits including 401K.
NO WEEKENDS -
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Executive family seeks talented Chef to prepare meals. In
addition to cooking, the Chef will do grocery shopping, serving
and clean-up after meals. Must be a non-smoker who enjoys being
The schedule for this full-time opportunity is primarily
Monday-Thursday, with only occasional weekends and travel.
Outstanding salary and benefits! Our client is only interested
in considering local candidates or those planning to move to the
Busy family seeks energetic, fun and responsible nanny to
provide childcare. Monday-Friday, daytime hours, but requires
some flexibility to work later evenings as needed. Travel is a
plus. Must have flawless background check. Requires long term
experience (2+ years) working consistently for at least one
family with accompany references. Non-smokers only need
apply. This is a year round position, please do not apply if
you are only seeking a summer job.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT /HOUSE MANAGER (FEMALE)-PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
AREA (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY)
Full time, Year Round position overseeing 2 homes in Palm Beach
area. Principals in residence 5-6 months per year. Will be a
personal assistant to Mrs., along with overseeing housekeeper,
service providers, contractors, errands, social calendar for
Mrs., decorating projects, etc. Must be very computer savvy.
Will include occasional travel to other homes in Aspen and
Michigan. Due to family dynamics, the family is seeking female
for this role. Previous experience as Executive Assistant would
be a plus. Only non-smokers will be considered.
Busy family moving into a large, luxury home (~18,000 sq. ft)
seeks experience Estate Housekeeper. This is an outstanding
full-time, year round opportunity. The Housekeeper must have
previously worked on a long term basis in a similar type home.
Will need to establish standards and routine for all aspects of
housekeeping. Will also be involved in laundry, ironing,
coordinating contractors, running errands for the household.
Monday-Friday schedule. Excellent wages! Candidates already
living in the Tampa area preferred.
CHAUFFEUR AND MAINTENANCE - PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD (BIRMINGHAM,
Great full-time position available for a gentleman with a
flawless driving record and good knowledge of the Detroit metro
area. During times when driving is not needed, will help around
the residence doing pool maintenance, leaf blowing, cleaning
garage, pet care and other household or office tasks. Hours are
Wednesday-Sunday, approximately noon-8pm but may vary and may be
later, especially on weekends. If you are not willing to work
weekends and evenings, please do not apply. Requires
professional image to represent executive. Non-smokers only need
apply. Good wages and benefits.
HOUSE MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPER: BLOOMFIELD HILLS (HOUSING AVAILABLE)
Our client is seeking an experienced hands-on House
Manager/Housekeeper to maintain their large, beautiful home. In
addition to housekeeping, will also coordinate contractors, run
errands and handle other household tasks (no cooking involved).
Family travels to their various residences, so the selected
candidate must be a self-motivated, trustworthy professional
able to make good decisions. Position is year round, full-time
in Bloomfield Hills. This individual must love dogs and be
willing and able to care for them some of the time when owner
travels. Housing is provided when dog-sitting but can also be
offered on a permanent basis if needed. Non-smokers only need
apply. Outstanding salary and benefit package.
ESTATE MANAGER: MULTIPLE HOMES: FLORIDA
AND MICHIGAN: EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS!
We are seeking an outstanding professional for a very attractive
career opportunity. Our client is looking for an extremely
polished Estate Manager who has the ability, based on previous
experience, to manage multiple upscale homes. The ideal
candidate is currently or very recently managing multiple
private, luxury residences simultaneously. Our client, an
entrepreneur and philanthropist with impeccable taste and the
highest of standards is searching for an Estate Manager who is
accustomed to the demands of that lifestyle. Exposure to being
on a yacht and private aircraft is strongly preferred.
Responsibilities will be diverse
but will involve managing staff in the various residences and
requires experience doing so. Although this is a key management
role, this is a very hands-on position and will include some
hands-on tasks as needed. Solid knowledge of formal service,
fine dining, wines and entertaining is essential. The position
is based in Florida (Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale area) during the
winter season, and Michigan (suburban Detroit and Northern
Michigan) during the remainder of the year. The Estate Manager,
along with the Private Chef, will travel with the principals as
they move to their various residences throughout the year.
Complete flexibility to travel spontaneously and frequently is a
key requirement for this opportunity. Housing for one individual
will be provided in all locations; significant others, children
and pets cannot be accommodated. Candidates currently living in
Florida will be given first consideration, as this is an
Six figure salary plus excellent benefits and housing will be
offered to the selected candidate.
ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER – SPECTACULAR PRIVATE RESIDENCE: GREAT
SALARY AND FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE: WEST BLOOMFIELD
We are seeking a very experienced and trustworthy housekeeper
who has expertise maintaining a very large, upscale residence.
Great team attitude is needed to work cooperatively with other
experienced housekeepers in this magnificent private home.
Recent, long term employment in a large, luxury home with
accompanying references (when requested) is required. Must be
highly skilled in housekeeping, as well as, laundry. Only
non-smokers will be considered. This is an immediate, full-time
position with early, daytime hours and rotating weekends
(approximately one/month). Excellent wage and full benefit
package (including 401K) will be offered to the selected
FULL-TIME NANNY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL AGED KIDS,
2pm-10pm (BLOOMFIELD HILLS)
Great wages AND full benefit package!
We are seeking an experienced nanny with a Bachelor's degree and
experience working with middle school and high school students.
Will work primarily 2pm-10pm, Monday-Friday, plus some weekend
and additional hours. Full-time, great wages and benefits. Must
have outstanding driving record and background check.
Non-smokers only. Only those who send resume will be considered
for this immediate opening.
Mature couple seeks polished, experienced housekeeper who can
handle all aspects of maintaining a luxury home on their own. In
addition to housekeeping and laundry, will also be asked to
oversee a contractor or assist when entertaining guests.
Schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings or
weekends. 30-40 hrs./week. Excellent wages.
PROFESSIONAL LAUNDRESS NEEDED PART-TIME: BIRMINGHAM,
We are seeking an expert laundress to work in a magnificent
private home 2 or 3 days/week, 16-20 hrs/week. Will be handling
exquisite wardrobe and very fine linens. Must have professional
experience as a laundress (laundry, ironing, steaming) with
verifiable references for this type of work in a luxury home.
Very active family seeks experienced nanny for a full-time, year
round position. This is a fun job for an energetic nanny who
truly loves working with kids. Must be flexible to work some
evenings and weekends and travel with the family. We are
seeking a nanny who is experienced working with infants through
elementary age children. Great wages.
Busy family with young children seeks expert laundress to assist
with their laundry needs. We are seeking an extremely organized
individual who has done laundry on a paid professional basis.
Must be able to work well with other staff members and enjoy
working around young children. Two days/week, possible more if
mutually agreed upon at a later date.
MAJOR DOMO/BUTLER-SUBURBAN DETROIT, MI
$100-$150K PLUS BENEFITS!
Our client is seeking an experienced Major
Domo/Butler to handle a variety of responsibilities for the
principal and his family. This individual will be held
accountable for household management duties in addition to many
hands-on responsibilities including chauffeuring and formal
table service. Must be tech savvy and have great communication
skills, as well as, the ability to handle confidential
matters. Only candidates with at least 5 years of household
management/butler experience will be considered.
This full-time position requires flexibility to work days/hours
to accommodate the needs of the family, including weekends.
CPR/First Aid will be required.
Our client is seeking an experienced hands-on, working Domestic
Couple to share varied responsibilities including housekeeping,
household shopping, house management, grounds, pool and interior
maintenance. Security background would be a plus. Cooking
abilities would be appreciated but not required. Good computer
skills are needed.
The couple will live in a guest house on the property. Although
the principals travel often, the live-in couple does not.
We are seeking candidates already in Michigan or with ties to
Excellent six figure package, private living quarters, vehicle
provided, great benefits!
PRIVATE LUXURY HOME - FULL-TIME PROPERTY
Experienced maintenance professional is needed to handle indoor
and outdoor maintenance for multiple residences. Must have
experience working in luxury homes and broad range of household
maintenance and handy man expertise. Flexibility is required
along with willingness to drive to various locations within
metro Detroit. Excellent wages based on experience, benefits
positions may be available; many of our clients prefer to keep their
vacancies confidential. If you have experience in a large private
residence and accompanying references, please send your resume.