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OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR DOMESTIC STAFF (Partial Listing)

As of May 20, 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.

 

  • DOMESTIC LIVE-IN COUPLE-BOCA RATON AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN RESORT AREA

We are seeking a hands-on, live-in, working couple to maintain homes in Florida and Michigan.  Summer season will be spent in beautiful Northern Michigan, the remainder of the year will be in Boca Raton.


This immediate, full-time opening will involve maintenance and housekeeping on a year round basis.   These are seasonal homes and the principals are only there for short intervals during prime season.   When principals are in residence, other responsibilities will include cooking, serving, driving, assisting with guests, parties, etc.   Must be comfortable driving cars to/from Michigan and Florida.  Private living quarters provided for one non-smoking couple, no children or pets of any kind can be accommodated.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • GENTLEMAN’S WARDROBE VALET-WEST BLOOMFIELD

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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • HOUSEKEEPER-GROSSE POINTE

We are seeking an experienced housekeeper looking for a full-time (Monday-Friday), long term position.  This individual will handle cleaning the home, along with laundry and ironing.   Must be extremely organized and detail oriented and have experience working in a large home.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • PRIVATE CHEF 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 around children.
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 Atlanta area.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • NANNY: FULL-TIME: BIRMINGHAM

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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • NANNY: PART-TIME WITH POTENTIAL FOR FULL-TIME-WEST BLOOMFIELD

We are seeking an energetic, super-organized, fun and responsible Nanny to assist with childcare for early elementary school age children. Position will start part-time but there is potential to become full-time, long term. Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends and have the ability to travel with the family. Solid childcare references and background check will be required. Non-smokers only need apply. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER – TAMPA, FLORIDA (DAVIS ISLAND)

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. 

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • CHAUFFEUR AND MAINTENANCE - PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD (BIRMINGHAM, MI) 

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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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. 

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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 immediate opening. 

 

Six figure salary plus excellent benefits and housing will be offered to the selected candidate.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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 candidate. 

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • PROFESSIONAL LAUNDRESS NEEDED PART-TIME:  BIRMINGHAM, MI

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.   $20-$25/hr.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • FAMILY LAUNDRESS-GROSSE POINTE

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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • 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.

 

Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • HANDS-ON DOMESTIC COUPLE-SUBURBAN DETROIT, MI

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 the area.

 

Excellent six figure package, private living quarters, vehicle provided, great benefits!

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

 

  • PRIVATE LUXURY HOME - FULL-TIME PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (BLOOMFIELD)

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 negotiable.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com

                         

  • 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.

 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harperjobs.com
 

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 cindy@harperjobs.com  

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

 

 

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