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Estate/Private Service



As of September 19, 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.



  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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  Exquisite home requires top notch professional

  housekeeper who is flexible to work 3 or 5 days, depending

  on homeowners travel schedule. We are seeking an

  individual with excellent laundry and ironing skills who can

  also do housekeeping. Must have current or recent

  experience and references from working in a very upscale home and be very accustomed to working

  with fine materials and furnishings.  $25-$30/hr


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  Magnificent residence requires meticulous housekeeper who has worked in exclusive homes doing

  housekeeping and laundry. Work 4 days/week, ~8 hrs./day. Non-smokers only need apply. per

  Birmingham (4 days/week). Our client is seeking a long term employee. $20-$25/hr.


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

  an experienced Domestic Couple to share varied hands-on duties 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.


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  Seeking hands-on Farm Manager to clear fields, lanes and woods, plow, general maintenance, etc.

  Must have ability to handle tractor and chainsaw and have knowledge of mechanical systems (well,

  septic, geo-thermal, generator, etc.). Will oversee contractors if they are needed. Must be a

  trustworthy, self-starter. Hours will vary with season. Retired military encouraged to apply.


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  Busy family seeks professional laundress to work Mondays and Fridays. Must be willing to make a

  long term commitment and enjoy working around young children. Requires solid experience with

  laundry and ironing in a private household and also have great organizing skills.


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  We are seeking an energetic, physically active and fun nanny to assist with the care of one toddler on

  a part-time basis. Looking for someone who will promote learning activities. Must enjoy animals,

  family has dogs and cats. Approximate hours are Thursday and Friday 2pm-9pm, and all day

  Saturdays (9am-9pm).


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  • estate housekeepers - birmingham and bloomfield

Several new openings for experienced full and part-time housekeepers. Some require outstanding laundry and ironing skills with accompanying references from other high end homeowners. $18-$25/hr.


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  • experienced nanny needed - 3 full days/week- grand blanc, Mi

Professional couple is seeking an experienced Nanny with strong family values who would like to work full-time in just three days per week.  Family has one toddler and one five year old.  Must have solid nanny work experience with accompanying references, and be able to pass a background check with flying colors. Only non-smokers and physically active, energetic candidates need apply. Must be able to travel with family. Position available immediately. $20/hr.


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  • personal-executive assistant - 8-10 hrs./week: bloomfield hills

Great opportunity available for a very organized, seasoned, mature, Executive Assistant who would enjoy working from home with the exception of 3 hours/week on Fridays in Bloomfield Hills and other occasional times.  Availability on Tuesdays is helpful.   Our client, an Insurance Executive, is seeking a very detail oriented professional to handle administrative tasks for personal, household and insurance business matters.  Responsibilities will include maintenance and updates of all address books, forms, paperwork, automobile maintenance and insurance policies.  Household tasks will involve errands, shopping, office supply purchase and equipment maintenance, along with coordination of contractors.  The Assistant will also handle travel arrangements and varied correspondence.  $20-$25/hr.  Apple/Mac experience required.   Basic knowledge of insurance industry is desirable.


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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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  • nanny - full time: grosse pointe: year-round

Great family seeks very energetic nanny experienced working with infants, toddlers and children (under the age of 7). In addition to working some daytime shifts, must be able to work weekends on a regular basis and also travel with family, sometimes for a few weeks at a time. Schedule will vary, family cannot work around a college schedule or other commitments. Only those willing to make a long term commitment (3+yrs.) need apply. 35-40 hours/week can be guaranteed.


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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 housekeeper/server - grosse pointe, mi $20/hr.

Unique part-time opportunity available for a polished individual who has experience cleaning a luxury home and who has also served meals in a private residence or fine dining restaurant. Schedule is Wednesdays and Sundays 2pm-10pm in addition to providing occasional vacation relief. Please do not apply if you are not available those days and hours every week on a long term basis. Only those who send resume will be considered. 


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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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