OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR DOMESTIC STAFF (Partial Listing)
October 7, 2015
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.
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.
You must send resume if you’d like to be considered.
Full-time, year round position for an experienced Estate
Housekeeper. We are seeking a responsible, flexible and
trustworthy individual who enjoys housekeeping, cooking,
laundry, ironing and running errands. Hours will fluctuate
somewhat depending on the season but this is a year round
position. Must have experience working in a large, private,
luxury estate (preferably in Palm Beach) on a long term basis.
References and background check will be required for final
candidates. Only those who send resume will be considered.
Local S. Florida candidates only. Excellent salary,
Experienced housekeeper is needed to
maintain an executive's home. Must have experience in a large,
luxury home, doing housekeeping, laundry, helping with parties,
etc. Non-smokers only. Live-in is required, accommodations are
only available for one individual, no children, pets, allowed.
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!
Active family seeks experienced laundress/housekeeper. This
individual's responsibility will primarily be laundry but will
also assist with housekeeping in a very large, magnificent
home. Must have experience doing many loads of laundry on a
daily basis, folding, steaming, etc. May also do grocery
shopping or other errands if mutually agreed upon. Non-smokers
only. ~20 hours/week.
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
Busy Executive seeks experienced housekeeper/laundress who has
also done packing for travel for their employer along with
assisting with wardrobe, helping with parties, etc. Solid
references will be required. Tuesday-Saturday schedule. Great
PERSONAL ASSISTANT/HOUSE MANAGER-BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
May be an ideal opportunity for a
Personal/Executive Assistant to CEO who would like to work in a
beautiful lakefront residence instead of a corporate office.
Newly created position available to support
a busy Executive and handle many aspects of his/her
personal/home life. We are seeking a flexible and capable
professional, who enjoys wearing many hats and has the expertise
to create standards and a household manual. The House
Manager/PA must be able to manage schedules and calendars for
the Executive, vendors, service personnel, veterinarian
appointments, etc.. Will handle social and professional
correspondence on behalf of the employer. Running errands and
purchasing household groceries and supplies will be among
routine tasks. Driving principal or other guests or packages
to various destinations will be included. Will oversee
watercraft and dock. Must have previous experience making
travel arrangements and helping to plan social events. Acting
as House Manager, one must have the knowledge to establish and
implement a cleaning and maintenance schedule. In addition to
having outstanding computer skills, this individual must be very
TECH savvy. Candidates must be physically agile and able to
lift and carry 50 lbs. (i.e. suitcase, furniture, etc.). We are
seeking a polished, trustworthy professional who uses extreme
discretion and understands the need for strict
confidentiality. Only non-smokers will be considered.
All inquiries will remain confidential.
Our client prefers local candidates or
those with a specific desire to relocate to Michigan.
We are seeking someone similar to Alice from the Brady Bunch.
Busy family needs great deep cleaning housekeeper who also
enjoys doing laundry, errands, grocery shopping and preparing
home cooked meals.
Full-time position, 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, until 3pm on
Must be friendly and flexible able to work around children and
DOMESTIC COUPLE: CHEF AND ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER: PALM BEACH,
FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN
Terrific, newly created position for an experienced, working
hands-on Estate Couple. One individual must be a Private Chef,
the other an Estate Housekeeper. In addition, there will be
other household responsibilities. This position will be based in
Palm Beach six months of the year and suburban Detroit, MI the
remainder of the year. Private housing will be provided in each
location for two adults only, children or pets cannot be
$125-$150K plus benefits and housing.
Fun, active family seeks experienced Nanny to stay long term and
grow with them. Children are 2-8 years old. Ideal candidates have a college
degree. Foreign language speaking skills are a plus.
Flexibility is needed as schedule will vary somewhat but will be
at least 40 hours and will typically include a Friday or
Saturday evening. Only those excited about traveling with the
family for up to a few weeks at a time should apply.
Non-smokers only please. Excellent wages! Benefit allowance
Our client is a mature couple seeking a
creative, talented Chef. Position will involve planning, grocery
shopping and preparing meals with a healthy focus. Will also
coordinate meals for guests and dinner parties, maintain a
spotless kitchen and keep food and supply inventory . This
individual can be based in SE Michigan or Palm Beach, FL area,
however, the Chef does need to be flexible to travel to both
areas, typically Florida in the winter season, Michigan in the
summer. Housing is available for two adults (no children can be
accommodated) in the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan area. Culinary
degree and private service experience strongly preferred. We are
looking for a Chef who is already residing in/near SE MI or Palm
Involves exciting travel for up to
several weeks at a time. The Nanny must be able to do
overnights on a regular basis.
Outstanding opportunity available for a
professional, well-educated nanny who has experience working
with adolescents and teenagers. We are seeking a very energetic
and athletic Nanny who loves to encourage and motivate children
in the areas of physical fitness (indoors and outdoors) and good
The Nanny will also need to inspire the
children to complete homework, attend school, etc. This is a
live-in position on the days you are working; you are able to
live elsewhere on your days off. You will work hard on the days
you are scheduled, however, you will be compensated with an
extremely generous salary and benefit package, along with many
A degree is required (teaching degree a
plus), in addition to experience working with children 10 yrs.+
and older. Foreign language speaking skills are highly
desirable. Only non-smokers will be considered. The ability and
desire to travel with the family, for up to several weeks at a
time, often without significant notice, is essential. All
inquiries will remain confidential.
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.