Estate/Private Service

Updated on September 22, 2016 

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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.


NANNY-FULL-TIME:  BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy family with two children in elementary school and one toddler is seeking an energetic Nanny who likes to be busy and is able to work long hours. Ideally, the Nanny will work Monday-Saturday,
but Saturdays may be optional. Hours will be approximately 12/2-8pm (Saturday during the day) however, there is a need for flexibility. In addition to providing childcare, the Nanny will be transporting the children, and also handle laundry, simple cooking, grocery shopping and running errands. Excellent wages and opportunity to make a great income. Only non-smokers and those with fantastic driving records need apply. 

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


HANDS-ON DOMESTIC COUPLE - BOCA RATON, FL AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN

We are seeking a hands-on, live-in, working couple to maintain principal’s homes in Boca Raton, Michigan and Florida. This year round position will involve maintenance and housekeeping. 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 flexible to accommodate many guests and also 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. Position will begin in Florida in September. Couple already living in Florida preferred. Must send salary requirements with resume in order to be considered.

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


HOUSEKEEPER: FULL-TIME-WEST BLOOMFIELD  

We are seeking a team player to work in a large, luxury home with other staff. Hours 7am-4pm., Monday-Friday. Requires previous experience working in an upscale home on a long term basis, with accompanying references. Non-smokers only. Must be comfortable working in a home with children and dogs.

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


NANNY-FULL-TIME: AFTERNOONS/EVES - WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI GREAT SALARY AND BENEFITS!! 

Busy family with lots of ongoing activities is seeking a high energy nanny who loves working with elementary school age children and would enjoy working after school, evenings and weekends on a long term basis.   Some travel will be required.  The Nanny must also be exceptionally organized to help maintain order in the children’s’ rooms, possessions and lives. Non-smokers only need apply. Recent nanny experience and references required.

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


HOUSEKEEPER-PART-TIME: ORCHARD LAKE, MI

Large home requires part-time housekeeper (non-smoker) on Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist other housekeeper. Must be experienced at and willing to do deep cleaning and projects. Long term experience and references required. Good wages!

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


PRIVATE CHEF - BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD, MI AREA $70,000

Exceptional opportunity available for a creative and talented Chef who would enjoy working for a family in their magnificent private home with a beautiful, spacious, well-equipped kitchen. The family prefers spa cuisine with accommodations for children’s meals, as well as one family member who requires a gluten and dairy free regimen. The Chef must also be passionate about entertaining guests for dinner parties and other events within the home (and poolside as weather permits).

In addition to planning and preparing meals, the Chef will be responsible for grocery shopping, plating, serving and cleaning up after meals. The family is seeking a culinary professional who is able to maintain a meticulous kitchen and someone who is extremely organized and accustomed to detailed ingredient labeling, high standards for sanitation, food quality and safety, etc..

Hours are typically ~1pm-9:30pm, 5 days/week (one day off during the week, one weekend day off). The ideal candidate is self-motivated and requires little direction. An easygoing, flexible personality is essential for success in this role.

Culinary degree strongly preferred.

~$70,000 salary offered

Candidates with ties to the Michigan area are preferred.

Please forward resume in strict confidence to: ben@harperjobs.com


ESTATE MANAGER - HOUSE MANAGER - PROPERTY MANAGER (female): SUBURBAN DETROIT, MI

Our client, a high profile family residing in the metro Detroit area, is seeking an assertive, self-confident, experienced Estate/House/Hotel/Property Manager to oversee their primary home in suburban Detroit, MI and also handle their vacation residences (FL and Aspen). This is a very hands-on role, which requires a detailed eye for daily property walk-throughs and other inspections.

Estate Manager duties include (but not limited to):

· 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

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 at times rather than in the family home. May be asked to travel occasionally to other residences.

Requirements:

· Recent property management experience in a luxury home, estate, condominium, apartment, hotel, resort, bed & breakfast or Personal Assistants who have also been responsible for the private residence of a CEO or President

· Extremely tech savvy (SMART home experience) and mechanically inclined (i.e, exposure to HVAC)

· Excellent computer skills (for correspondence, internet research and online shopping)

· Remote availability 24/7

· Polished individual with a very stable and successful employment track record

· Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Excellent salary and benefits commensurate with experience. This is a live-out position. Only non-smokers who are dog friendly (family has one small dog) will be considered. Impeccable references will be required, along with a complete background check.

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 are only willing to consider a female for this opportunity.  

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


HOUSE MANAGER - NANNY: ANN ARBOR, MI

Busy family seeks extremely organized, physically active and personable individual to handle a wide variety of responsibilities. Hours are typically Monday-Friday 10am-6:30pm but will require this person to work 24/7 two times each year when the parents travel. Will handle all childcare and transportation (using family vehicle) for school aged children (youngest is 7 years old), running errands, coordinating service personnel, doing laundry, grocery shopping, assisting with party planning and helping to prepare dinner. Bachelor's degree preferred. Extensive background check will be required. Non-smokers only need apply. Excellent salary and full benefit package including 401K! 

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

EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER-CORPORATE OFFICE-BIRMINGHAM, MI

Unique opportunity available in a very large, posh private office. Must have experience working in a luxury residence or hotel. In addition to housekeeping, will need to greet guests and handle other miscellaneous duties. Daytime hours, may be flexible (30-40 hours). $25/hr. plus benefits if full-time. Non-smokers only need apply.

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

  
HOUSEKEEPER-GROSSE POINTE, MI

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

  
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

 
ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER – SPECTACULAR PRIVATE RESIDENCE: GREAT SALARY AND FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE: WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

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


 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, MI

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

 
PRIVATE LUXURY HOME - PART-TIME PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (BLOOMFIELD, MI)

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

Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 248-932-1214

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