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Estate/Private Service



As of April 23, 2014


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.


  • estate housekeeper - saugatuck, michigan

Experienced professional housekeeper is needed to handle all cleaning, laundry and ironing in a beautiful, large private residence. Will also be responsible for overall home organization and assisting with household inventory and special events. Must be very knowledgeable about the care and maintenance of fine household furnishings and materials.


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  • private chef - part-time-bloomfield hills, mi

Mature couple seeks talented Chef to plan and prepare meals a few nights/week.  Days of the week may vary but will definitely include Friday evenings. Will involve meal planning, grocery shopping, food preparation and clean-up. The chef must be able to accommodate varied diets including vegetarian and spa cuisine simultaneously.  Must be willing to work in the presence of other household staff  and enjoy being around animals. 24-30 hrs./week. $25-$35/hr.


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  • private chef - full-time salaried with health and retirement benefits - western michigan

Exceptional opportunity available for a talented Executive Chef with a Culinary degree, preferably one who has worked in a private residence. The Chef will plan and prepare meals for a small family and work as a team to facilitate special events and private parties. In addition, the Chef will need to oversee all aspects of the kitchen, including upholding proper sanitary conditions, upkeep of equipment, creating operational guidelines, and setting standards. We are looking for a true professional who has a good understanding of an executive household protocol, etiquette and table service.


We are seeking a Chef with the ability to accommodate varied tastes and dietary requirements. Flexibility with schedule and tasks, along with a positive, friendly attitude are essential ingredients for success in this role. Position requires professionalism, discretion, excellent organizational skills and computer proficiency (Microsoft Office). Previous experience as a Private Chef is strongly desired. Must be comfortable working around pets.


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  • live-in estate housekeeper or domestic couple - dayton, ohio

Our client is seeking an experienced live-in housekeeper or domestic couple to help maintain their beautiful home. Housekeeping will be the main focus but if a couple is hired there will also be some exterior maintenance. Cooking would be a plus. Must be able to drive. Private living quarters provided, however, no pets or children can be accommodated.


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  • family office - personal assistant - part-time

Unique opportunity available for an experienced Executive/Personal Assistant who would enjoy working 25-30 hours/week. Our client is seeking an experienced high energy Assistant with outstanding organizational skills and advanced proficiency in MS Office. This individual will manage a wide variety of personal business matters for the Executive and their family. Types of responsibilities will encompass scheduling appointments and meetings, calendar and travel along with many administrative details including car/home/vehicle registrations, warranties and insurances, household staff payroll.   Position is based in a corporate office in the Ypsilanti, Belleville, Canton region. $25-$30/hr. 


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  • estate waitress - part time (2 days per week) grosse pointe area

Unique opportunity to work in private residence serving dinner to the family, and assisting the chef with meal preparation. Permanent two days per week. Hours 2-10pm, Sunday and one day during the week. Will also cover vacations, holidays, and family dinner parties. Must have fine dining restaurant, country club, or banquet experience. Require polished image, maturity, and confidentiality.


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  • house manager - housekeeper - franklin, mi

Exciting opportunity available to work for a high profile Executive who is seeking an experienced hands on housekeeper who is also capable of handling house management duties. This would include coordinating all service personnel, wardrobe maintenance, closet organization, packing for travel, supervising other staff.  The House Manager-Housekeeper will also be involved in some aspects of dinner parties and special events.  This is a hands-on housekeeping position which requires flexibility and recent housekeeping experience in a large, luxury home with accompany references. Must have excellent English communication skills (written and oral). Full-time, Tuesday-Saturday schedule.  Great wages! Position is available immediately.


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  • housekeeper-laundress - birmingham, mi

Our client is seeking a professional housekeeper/laundress who has long term experience working in a formal, luxury home. Position is currently two days/week but will increase to four days/week (Monday-Thursday) in approximately June, 2014. In addition to housekeeping and laundry, position will involve some cooking, errands, etc. Previous experience packing for travel and organizing, would be advantageous. Must be willing to wear a uniform. Excellent wages!


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Busy family seeks Nanny to care for two young children. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 7am-7pm. Other hours may be available at times for flexible individual. Must be experienced with infants and toddlers and full of energy.


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  • full - time nanny - grosse pointe, MI

Active, young family is seeking a fun, energetic and responsible nanny with experience working with young children. Schedule will be full-time but requires flexibility including weekends and evenings, so the family cannot work around a Nanny's school schedule. The nanny must be able to travel with the family on vacations. Only non-smokers need apply.


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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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