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Estate/Private Service



As of May 21, 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.



Exceptional opportunity available for a talented Chef who enjoys travel.


Prominent couple (no children) with multiple homes seeks an experienced Chef who is accustomed to preparing meals on a small scale but is also capable of executing large scale private parties. We are seeking a Chef who has done cooking and household management simultaneously in a luxurious home and understands how needs and priorities can change instantly. In addition to grocery shopping, planning, preparing and serving meals, this individual will coordinate all service personnel and handle day-to-day operations of the residences. The Chef will be responsible for maintaining a spotless kitchen. Will oversee small staff but must be willing to work hands-on in their absence.


The Chef/House Manager must have absolutely no obligations which would interfere with frequent travel to the various residences and working weekends. Position is based in suburban Detroit, Michigan. Accommodations will be provided in other locations. Our client prefers non-smoking candidates with ties to Michigan. Culinary degree required. All inquiries will remain confidential. Excellent salary and benefits!


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    Busy executive family seeks full-time professional to do housekeeping, laundry and coordinate service personnel. We are looking for someone who also enjoys light cooking. Position starts in June 2015. Excellent wages.


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    Small family is seeking a Chef who will plan, grocery shop and prepare meals in advance for them. Must be able to accommodate one vegan. Hours would be ~8am-noon, Monday-Friday. Great hourly wage!


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    Large, magnificent home requires housekeeper with expertise working in a large, luxury residence. Extensive knowledge of cleaning procedures and care of fine materials is required. Must be able to work with other household staff members.


    Mondays and Thursdays, 9am-2pm $25/hr.


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  • PART-TIME FAMILY ASSISTANT: 4pm-9pm-great for college student (Birmingham)

We are seeking a flexible individual with infant and toddler experience to assist a busy family during the afternoon/evening hours (typically 4 weeknights/week plus one Saturday or Sunday morning. In addition to providing childcare, responsibilities will involve helping to prepare dinner, light housekeeping, laundry, walking the dog and other errands as needed. Non-smokers only need apply. You must be at least 21 years old and be willing to work long term (at least a few years).


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    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 Beach, FL.


    Excellent salary, benefits available.


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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 health habits.


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 days off.


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.


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  Terrific full-time opportunity for a very experienced housekeeper who has worked in a very upscale

  private home, estate or possibly as a Chief Stewardess on a private yacht. Must be accustomed to

  working in an environment with very high standards in a luxury setting. Typical hours are

  Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Solid work history and references will be required for consideration.


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  • Estate/DOMESTIC Personnel

Other 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.


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Harper Associates Executive Residence positions include:

  • Estate Managers

  • Estate Housekeepers

  • Butlers

  • Private Chefs/Personal Chefs

  • Nannies

  • Laundresses

  • Chauffeurs

  • Maintenance Coordinators

  • Executive/Personal Assistants

  • Domestic Couples


** To be considered for these positions or any others available in Executive Residences through Harper Associates, e-mail a resume to  

Fax: 248-932-1214 or Phone: 248-932-3662



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