Estate/Private Service

Updated on December 12,  2017

 

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.


HOUSEKEEPER - FRANKLIN, MI

Seeking meticulous, detail oriented Housekeeper with experience working in a magnificent home. Will handle housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, errands and coordinating service personnel for a mature couple.

Work Monday-Friday, typically 10am-3pm, with only occasional weekends. Must have references from recent, large, luxury homeowner(s). Non-smokers only please. $25/hr.

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


PERSONAL AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - FAMILY OFFICE - HOUSE MANAGER

Our prominent client is seeking a mature, flexible, multi-talented Assistant who has expertise handling personal matters for a high profile executive or family. This is a terrific career opportunity for an administrative professional who understands and respects the need for confidentiality and discretion.

The Personal Assistant will provide primary support to family Matriarch. Position focus will be on calendar management, social scheduling, complex travel arrangements, correspondence, concierge services, coordinating extensive philanthropic endeavors and events, along with household and project management.

Excellent computer skills are essential for success in this role. Previous private and commercial travel planning expertise is necessary in order to achieve seamless results. Key traits required include superior organizational and time management skills, as well as, a flexible and service oriented attitude.

Hours are typically Monday-Friday during the day, however, this individual must be flexible to be available as needed during off hours. The Personal Assistant will work in both a beautiful private residence, as well as, a luxurious corporate office. Degree preferred. Excellent salary package.

Local candidates or those with a specific desire to relocate to Michigan preferred.    

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


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER: BIRMINGHAM, MI

We are seeking a live-in Housekeeper to handle household cleaning and simple cooking for two mature, active adults. Also need to be capable of assisting when homeowners are entertaining, pack for travel, and handle miscellaneous tasks. Non-smokers only. Accommodations available for one individual only, no children or pets.  

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


NANNY - FULL-TIME: BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy Executive family is seeking an experienced Nanny to assist with the care, scheduling and transportation of their children who are in middle school and high school.  Schedule involves working/staying overnight for 4-5 days/nights consecutively with the next 4-5 days NOT working, along with frequent travel for up to several weeks at a time. 

We are seeking a nanny with a recent, stable, nanny work history in a home with teens, a Bachelor’s degree (teaching degree strongly preferred), active participation in sports and a good role model for the family (i.e. non- smoker, healthy eating, etc.). The family would like to find a local candidate or an individual targeting Michigan. References from most recent families employed by will be required when requested. 

Excellent salary and benefit package!

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


NANNY - PART-TIME: BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy family with one infant and one 5 year old is seeking an experienced caregiver to work on a part-time basis.  Hours will typically be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-6/7pm, but may vary.   The ideal person would also be available to work one evening per week and/or one weekend night.

Looking for someone who is a team player, willing to help out with other light household tasks (i.e. washing bottles, loading dishwasher, childrens’ laundry, etc.).  Great driving record required.  Fantastic wages!  Position begins immediately.

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - GREAT WAGES AND FAMILY BENEFITS!

Busy family seeks meticulous Housekeeper who has experience maintaining a magnificent, spacious private home. Must be a team player. Schedule will typically be five days/week but will involve weekend rotation. Only those with at least five years of verifiable luxury home housekeeping experience will be considered. Must be flexible to work in a home with children and pets. Non-smokers only need apply.

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


ESTATE (PRIVATE RESIDENCE) GARDENER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Tired of being laid-off during the winter season?  Why not consider a salaried position where you would be paid year round?  Schedule will be heavier during spring, summer and fall, lighter during the winter months. This is an exceptional opportunity available for an extremely creative and talented Gardener who is passionate about their work. This unique position is located at a magnificent, private residential estate with spectacular gardens.  Responsibilities will involve planting, pruning, weeding, trimming, leaf blowing, flower bed garden maintenance and design, overall garden maintenance and beautification along with minor repairs.   Extensive tree work and lawn moving will be contracted out. During the winter season or inclement weather will handle miscellaneous home maintenance or heavy housekeeping projects (i.e. floors, windows, etc.).  Master Gardener certification is a plus. The ideal candidate has worked on a large, luxury property of an estate, country club, botanical garden, etc.. Excellent salary and benefits.  We are seeking local candidates for this position will begins in January 2018.

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


PART -TIME NANNY - GROSSE POINTE, MI 

Grosse Pointe family with two pre-school aged children is seeking a part-time nanny.  Hours will vary somewhat so flexibililty is needed but typical schedule may be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, daytime hours (i.e. 8 hrs.). In addition one weekday night (date night) preferred, along with occasional weekends and overnights.  We are seeking a long term arrangement.  Will also run errands and assist family with miscellaneous needs.  Non-smokers only.  Start in January.

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


NANNY - SPORTS ENTHUSIAST -  WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Busy family with boys in elementary school has a very unique career opportunity available. We are seeking an extremely energetic individual who loves working with children and is passionate about participating in sports and outdoor recreational activities. The ideal candidate is someone who specializes in at least one particular sport, foreign language or musical instrument to teach/coach the children. Responsibilities will also involve organizing the boys’ activities, tutoring, driving, etc. Flexibility with hours is absolutely required, but schedule will be primarily after school, evening and weekend hours. Position will be at least 30 hours but full-time can be obtained if interested. Travel several times throughout the year is involved. Only non-smokers leading a healthy lifestyle will be considered. College degree strongly preferred. Must have recent experience working with kids (elementary education teacher, physical eduation teacher, tutor, coach, nanny, manny, childcare professional, etc.) and impeccable references and background check. Great compensation for this long term position.  

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


NANNY - GREENVILLE., S. CAROLINA (2ND LANGUAGE PREFERRED): START IN EARLY JANUARY, 2018

Terrific long term opportunity for an experienced career nanny to care for one newborn child and a toddler in pre-school. This is a full-time position, schedule is typically Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. This is a live-out situation initially but will become live-in during the fall of 2018 so the Nanny needs to be flexible to live-in at that time and also travel with family occasionally. In addition to caring for the children (primarily the newborn), other responsibilities will include grocery shopping, preparing family dinners, running errands, laundry, keeping the home clean and organized. The ideal candidate is one who is fluent in a second language (Spanish or Hebrew ideal, others will be considered along with those not fluent in a 2nd language) and able to eventually assist the child in learning the second language. Excellent wages! Local candidates only.

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


NANNY - FULL-TIME: GREAT WAGES AND BENEFITS! BIRMINGHAM, MI

Executive working couple seeks experienced career Nanny who is looking for a long term opportunity to grow with the family.  Requires previous in home role working with children under the age of 5. In addition to childcare and associated driving that goes along with it, the Nanny will also assist with some household responsibilities such as running errands, walking dog, laundry, etc. Hours are primarily Monday-Friday, but hours will vary daily and do require absolute flexibility and willingness to work until 6:30/7pm frequently. The Nanny must be able to travel with the family for up to several weeks at a time. Must have excellent references and driving record. College degree strongly preferred, pre-school teaching background highly desirable. Please do not apply if you aren’t passionate about working with young children and aren’t sincerely interested in helping busy parents who aren’t always in control of their own schedules. Great wages and benefits including healthcare insurance offered!

Only local candidates will be considered for this immediate opportunity.

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


LIVE-IN NANNY - PALM BEACH AND THE HAMPTONS: START MARCH 2018 

We are seeking a mature, full-time, live-in nanny for a family with two children (one infant and one child in pre-school). The nanny will be responsible for the care of the children in addition to providing age appropriate learning activities, which must include teaching the Spanish language. This position is in Palm Beach 7-8 months/year with the remainder of the year spent in the Hamptons, along with some additional travel. This is a live-in position with accommodations available for one individual only and no children or pets. Only non-smokers and those with stable nanny work history and verifiable references (when requested) will be considered. Spanish fluency and valid driver’s license are required. First Aid/CPR training highly desirable. This is a salaried position with paid overtime, paid vacation and full benefits including health insurance.   

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


NANNY - EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND TRAVEL - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy family is seeking an enthusiastic Nanny who enjoys older kids and teens. Number of hours varies but could be full-time if desired, however, schedule will primarily include afternoons, evenings, weekends and traveling with the family. The ideal candidate is someone responsible yet fun and willing to assist with other family household errands, tasks, etc. $15/hr.

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


HOUSEKEEPER: PART-TIME: BIRMINGHAM, MI OR GROSSE POINTE, MI

We are seeking an experienced housekeeper to clean and maintain a beautiful home two days each week.

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


SPECIAL EDUCATION - PRIVATE TEACHER - HIGH SCHOOL: BIRMINGHAM, MI AREA

Great opportunity for a teacher certified in Special Ed who would enjoy a one- on- one situation for the coming school year (through end of May). This will be a private teacher for a female high school student with learning disabilities. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivating compassionate Educator who will provide ongoing support to this student. Excellent wages. Please do not apply if you are not trained in Special Education.

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


HOUSEMAN - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Sophisticated couple seeks experienced Houseman to handle a variety of tasks Hours may vary, but will typically be 20-25 hours/week. Responsibilities may include serving, driving, heavy cleaning, etc.

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


PROFESSIONAL LAUNDRESS/HOUSEKEEPER - BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD HILLS, M

Expert laundress is needed to work in a beautiful private residence on a part-time basis. Will be handling delicate, luxurious wardrobe and very fine linens. Must have professional experience as a laundress (laundry, ironing, steaming) but also have housekeeping skills to assist other housekeeping staff.

$20-$25/hr.

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



















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Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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