OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR DOMESTIC STAFF (Partial Listing)
As of February 2, 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.
ESTATE MANAGER OR
COUPLE: FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN
We are seeking an exceptional professional for a
very attractive career opportunity. Our client is looking for
an extremely polished Estate Manager (or Couple) 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
(or Couple) who is accustomed to the demands of that lifestyle.
Familiarity with the yachting industry 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 or
couple (if both are working for the principal) will be provided
in all locations, although children and pets cannot be
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/couple.
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.
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. Also, due to
family dynamics, the principals feel a female is best suited for
Excellent salary and benefits
commensurate with experience. This is a live-out position. Only
non-smokers who are dog friendly will be considered. Impeccable
references will be required, along with a complete background
Single parent needs help with children on a
part-time basis. 2-3 days/week, hours ~12-6pm plus every other
Saturday morning and/or evening (hours vary). Would need to be
flexible for other times needed but usually advance notice is
given. Will pick-up children from school and spend time with
them until parent arrives home. Must be 100% reliable and
trustworthy. $500/week cash weekly for part-time hours.
PROFESSIONAL LAUNDRESS NEEDED PART-TIME: BIRMINGHAM
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.
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.
family seeks hands-on housekeeper to maintain the home and also
coordinate contractors, do light cooking and handle other
household errands and tasks. Must be self-directed and able to
work independently. Hours will fluctuate seasonally as family is
not always in residence but will be employed year round.
Excellent wages. Please send resume and salary requirements.
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.
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!
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
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.