Estate/Private Service

Updated on November 20, 2018

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 - HOUSE MANAGER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Professional family is looking for a nanny/house-manager to work Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. They are a family with a newborn child, 2 professional parents, and 2 friendly dogs. Pay is $25/hour (possibly more for ideal candidate) depending upon previous experience, paid weekly, with taxes automatically deducted. To start, nanny is eligible for 2 weeks of paid time-off (10 vacation/sick days annually), with paid major national holidays off. This family is looking for long-term support as their family grows up and grows. Family is looking for an individual who is a self-starter, is extremely discreet, responsible, able to prioritize and multi-task, and interested in participating in activities that are educational and/or additive (including outdoor activities). Also looking for individuals who keep abreast of the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines. Top consideration will be made to candidates who are good cooks, speak multiple languages, and has a background in childhood education. Ideal candidate is one who is a preschool or elementary school teacher or a nurse, looking to move into private service. Start date is negotiable.

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

HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATE / FINE DINING SERVER / ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - ZEELAND, MI

We are seeking a polished individual with a luxury hospitality (i.e. serving meals in a fine dining restaurant preferred) background. Responsibilities will involve cleaning a large, luxury home, serving meals, handling laundry and other household tasks. If you have the serving/hospitality piece and are willing to be trained in housekeeping, we encourage you to apply. Non-smokers only please. This is a year round, live-out position.

Excellent wages and benefits offered. Interview and relocation assistance offered.Must have fine dining serving or luxury home housekeeping experience.

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

NANNY - FULL-TIME: GREAT WAGES AND MEDICAL BENEFITS! WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI  

Busy family in a large, luxury home seeks Nanny who is accustomed to working with multiple elementary school aged kids simultaneously. We are looking for someone with a flexible and accommodating attitude and schedule that can handle a fast-paced environment with changing needs and priorities. Hours will typically, but not always be, Monday-Friday, noon-8:30pm with occasional weekends as needed. Some travel with the family will be required. Family is interested in a long term commitment. College degree strongly preferred. Non-smokers only please.

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

HOUSEKEEPER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy family is seeking an experienced Housekeeper who enjoys wearing many hats.  Responsibilities will include cleaning the home, laundry, ironing (primarily linens), meal prep, running errands and coordinating service personnel. 30-40 hrs./week, 8 hours/day, preferably 9am-5pm. Great wages    

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

HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI GREAT WAGES AND MEDICAL BENEFITS!

Full-time housekeeper needed to maintain large home with no pets and handle laundry/ironing. Preferred hours would be 10am-6pm but may be negotiable. Schedule is primarily Monday-Friday with occasional hours requested when entertaining guests.Housekeeper-Bloomfield Hills: great wages and medical benefits! Full-time housekeeper needed to maintain large home with no pets and handle laundry/ironing. Preferred hours would be 10am-6pm but may be negotiable. Schedule is primarily Monday-Friday with occasional hours requested when entertaining guests. 

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 in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - FULL-TIME: OUTSTANDING WAGES AND BENEFITS! BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI  

We are seeking an experienced Estate Housekeeper who is extremely detail oriented. Will handle housekeeping, laundry and ironing for a mature couple.  Need familiarity using a mangle.  Occasional light cooking.  Must be flexible to work varied Monday-Friday hours, some daytime shifts, some till 7:30/8pm.  May be asked to provide assistance when entertaining. Must be dog friendly.

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

FAMILY HOUSEKEEPER: PART-TIME -BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy family with school aged children seeks professional housekeeper to handle housekeeping and laundry.  Must be an expert with laundry and ironing of fine garments and linens.  Ideal candidate will live close to Birmingham and enjoy a varied schedule with some long days (up to 7 hours) and a few short days (3 hours) for touch-up cleaning.  

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

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Immediate need for an energetic, long term, part-time housekeeper.  Ideal schedule will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Will involve housekeeping, laundry and ironing. Great wages!

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

HOUSEKEEPER - PART-TIME: NORTHVILLE, MI

Busy family is seeking an experienced Housekeeper two or three days/week.  Cat lovers are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will involve housekeeping and laundry for the family. We are seeking a detail oriented housekeeper who is able to work on a long term basis. Non-smokers only please.

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

HOUSEKEEPER-COOK NEEDED PART-TIME FOR PRIVATE FAMILY - ANN ARBOR, MI

Family is seeking a meticulous, detail oriented, reliable housekeeper with experience cleaning large, luxury homes.  Will also involve cooking and running errands for the family. Will work 3 or 4 days/week, daytime hours; set schedule can be mutually agreed upon (~24 hours/week or more if desired). Non-smokers only need apply. References from other homeowners will be required, along with background check (at employer's expense).

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

ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Experienced, detail oriented, Estate Housekeeper is needed to maintain this large, private residence three days/week.   Full-time (5 days) is available if willing to do detailed cleaning in a beautiful office in Detroit 1-2 daysweek.  In addition to handling housekeeping and laundry, the Housekeeper will also run errands, maintain household inventories (Excel), coordinate service, repairs and preventative maintenance.  We are looking for someone who is extremely thorough and organized.  Only individuals who have prior, long term work experience in a very large home will be considered.  References will be required.  Basic computer skills a plus.  Non-smokers only please.  Fantastic wages!

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@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

Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

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