Estate/Private Service

Updated on May 16, 2019

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR DOMESTIC STAFF (Partial Listing)

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.


PROFESSIONAL FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER - GREAT WAGES & BENEFITS!  WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Extremely large, beautiful private residence requires organized, thorough housekeeper with great attention to detail. Must be a team-player with experience working in a very large, luxury home. Requires ability to work around children and pets. Hours 7am-4pm, Monday-Friday.


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


PRIVATE ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Beautiful estate requires a full-time professional housekeeper with very high standards. In addition to cleaning the home, the Housekeeper will handle laundry, food preparation and coordinating visitors and service personnel. We are seeking an individual who has experience working in one large, upscale home on a long term basis. Non-smokers only need apply. Excellent payroll wages; benefits (including family coverage) are also available.   

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

HOUSEKEEPER/HOUSE MANAGER: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Busy, professional couple is seeking a unique, detail oriented individual to help clean, maintain and organize their spacious home. In addition to housekeeping, will be responsible for laundry, errands, organizing. Will also coordinate service personnel. Strong computer skills are required for this position in order to maintain household inventory system etc.. Full or part-time employment can be accommodated for the right person. Day hours during the week but will require occasional availability for evenings and weekends. Please do not apply if you don’t LOVE dogs! Excellent wages!

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


NANNY FULL-TIME: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Busy family with three children is seeking a fun, physically active and responsible Nanny who is interested in a long term career opportunity. This is a full-time position which requires the Nanny to be flexible with hours, including evenings and weekends. Must also be able to stay overnight when parents travel. We are only interested in candidates who are great swimmers. Must have a flawless driving record and background check, in addition to experience working with multiple children, infants through elementary. Non-smokers only need apply. Great wages!  

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


NANNY FULL-TIME: DETROIT, MI (LAFAYETTE PARK)

Family with one infant and one child in preschool is seeking a long term, full-time (36 hours/week) nanny to assist with the care of their children. Hours would typically be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30am and 4:30pm (Mondays off). If the nanny was also available for any or all of the following: weekly date night, one Saturday (during the day) each month, the ability to travel with the family or stay overnights when parents travel, that would be an added plus, although not required. Great location, safe neighborhood with security near Greektown, Eastern Market, the riverfront. Must be willing to embrace parents’ preferences (i.e. cloth diapers, early potty training, specified diet regimen, etc. ). S16-$20/hr. on payroll. Target start date is mid-May.  

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


FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER: ANN ARBOR, MI

Outstanding long term, career opportunity for an experienced Housekeeper.  Requires previous experience in a large, luxury home, with accompanying references.  Tuesday-Saturday schedule, typically 9am-5pm, however must be flexible to meet the needs of the family.  Salary plus excellent benefits!

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


PART-TIME NANNY NEEDED - GROSSE POINTE, MI

We are seeking a fun and responsible nanny to assist with care and transportation of two children.
Hours are primarily afternoons (typically 3 days/week), but will vary when there is no school and hours will be greater in the summer. Must be able to stay overnight for occasional long weekend for mom and dad. This is not a summer only position. Non-smokers with reliable car only need apply. Childcare experience and references required.

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


PERSONAL ASSISTANT: PART-TIME - WORK FROM HOME

Successful entrepreneur is seeking a self-directed professional to handle many aspects of their personal business. These would include, but not be limited to, systematizing files and other records, writing checks through QuickBooks, coordinating vendors/service contractors in multiple residences, calendar management, travel arrangements, etc.. Must be an expert using QuickBooks, Excel and other MS Office programs. The PA will facilitate the transition to a more updated, automated organizational system for this Executive. The ideal candidate has worked as a virtual PA for another Executive.  Position will be primarily based in one’s own home, but occasional driving to the Principal’s home or office may be required, so only local candidates will be considered.  This is a great opportunity for someone who would enjoy working from home during daytime hours. 20 hours/week. To $30/hr.   

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Full-time opportunity available in a magnificent private residence. We are seeking a meticulous housekeeper who is very accustomed to working in an extremely luxurious home.  The housekeeper will handle all housekeeping related duties in addition to welcoming guests, running errands, assisting with parties, etc..  Monday-Friday, with occasional flexibility needed. Great cooking skills would be a plus!  $20-$25/hr.     

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


EXECUTIVE PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR PRESIDENT AND CEO, METRO DETROIT, MI

The Executive Personal Assistant will serve as an essential partner to the President and CEO of a fast paced, dynamic family investment and philanthropic firm. Ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated, positive individual who welcomes the challenge and opportunity to advance the executive and personal activities of company leader to excellence. Must be able to be flexible with work hours, performing functions both in an office and household environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead gatekeeper and point of communication for all professional, personal, philanthropic, community contacts and relationships
  • Expert management of scheduling and calendaring of appointments across multiple platforms
  • Successfully provide overall household management, including completing independent projects to fruition and liaise with service and maintenance providers systematically and efficiently
  • Create and master systems to streamline procedures and processes that maximize organization, reporting and communication
  • Artfully exercise discretion and confidentially in all company and personal matters
  • Adept event planning and social management
  • Superlative administrative management

Key Requirements/Skills:

  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Positive disposition and demeanor
  • Confidence in problem solving
  • Exercises extraordinary judgment
  • Ability to lead projects from a solution-based perspective, setting and exceeding deadlines
  • Impeccable time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including constant professionalism and positive phone etiquette
  • Diplomatic and service-minded attitude
  • Adaptable to changing environments, shifting priorities, and different personalities
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to “manage up:” understanding how to take charge of communication and prioritization
  • Technology savvy
  • Creative and design skills a plus

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






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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 and you are targeting a move to Michigan, please send your resume and let us know when/where you plan to relocate.

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



















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31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

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