Estate/Private Service

Updated on June 29, 2022

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/FAMILY ASSISTANT - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Busy, professional family is looking for a trustworthy, caring individual who would enjoy the combination of childcare and other varied household responsibilities. There is one toddler and another child under the age of five. Other tasks would include grocery shopping, errands, laundry, cooking for the family, light housekeeping and coordinating vendors. This is a full-time position, however, the childcare would only be needed on a part-time basis. Excellent wages and health care stipend available.

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


PRIVATE ESTATE GARDENER - WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Immediate Opening!

We are seeking an experienced Gardener to maintain and enhance beautiful gardens located on a large private residence. This is a seasonal position through October, available immediately.

In addition to being responsible for the vegetable garden, this individual will also maintain and design flower beds, along with handling planting and trimming. Contractors will be utilized for tree trimming, lawn mowing etc.. We are searching for a passionate gardener who has recently maintained gardens on a private estate or another luxury property. Great wages!

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


NANNY (PART-TIME): ANN ARBOR, MI

Friendly, professional parents are seeking a part-time Nanny 2-3 days/week to care for their children while they are at work.  There are two children, one is an infant, the other is in preschool.  Ideal days would be Mondays and Fridays but there may be some flexibility. This is a long term position, NOT a summer only situation. Excellent wages!!

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


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/HOUSE MANAGER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Great situation for an experienced Housekeeper/House Manager who would benefit from a live-in arrangement.  This is a hands-on, full-time, year round position, however, the principals are not in residence during most of the winter season.  The ideal candidate has recent experience cleaning a large luxury home and is also capable of handle other household management responsibilities (i.e. coordinating vendors). Excellent salary based on experience.

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Wonderful career opportunity for a professionally trained Housekeeper seeking a long term role.  Principals live in warmer climate during winter season, however, this is a full-time, year round position.  Hours are 10am-6pm.  Live-out situation, however, accommodations could be made available. We are seeking a housekeeper with top quality standards who is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of housekeeping and laundry in a very large, upscale home. Outstanding salary and benefits!

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


WEEKEND CAREGIVER / COMPANION: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Delightful, mature woman in a beautiful private home seeks female companion/caregiver to join her current team. Shifts will vary and can be 12 hours or 24 hours on weekends. Must be comfortable driving client to various destinations when needed. Great wages!

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


ESTATE MANAGER / PERSONAL ASSISTANT - ANN ARBOR, MI AREA

Newly created opportunity to support a first class, world travelled client in managing their household and personal matters.  The Estate Manager/PA will oversee the upkeep for two homes (main residence and summer lake home) in the Ann Arbor area, vehicles, watercraft and pets. Will supervise a full-time housekeeper/cook and groundskeeper and coordinate vendors. This individual will report directly to the principal, who travels frequently and for a long periods of time.  Ann Arbor is an extremely desirable, family oriented college town home to the prestigious University of Michigan.  Only candidates with ties to Michigan/Great Lakes area will be considered.

This role requires:

  • Great computer (Outlook, Word and Excel) abilities
  • Calendar management expertise
  • Staff supervision experience, preferably in a private residence
  • Exposure to a first class residence including high end furnishings, fine art, wine cellar
  • Ability to interact with vendors and high profile guests
  • Prior coordination of dinner parties/special events
  • Superior organizational skills and great attention to detail
  • Personal experience as a homeowner
  • Construction and/or interior design background a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

Six figure salary plus benefits!

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - EAST HAMPTON, NY (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY)

Busy, executive couple with no children or pets, is seeking an experienced live-out Estate Housekeeper to maintain their beautiful new home. This is a new position; will work cooperatively with another Estate Housekeeper and will report to a House Manager. The housekeeper will handle housekeeping and laundry for two adults, and their guests on occasion. This position is full-time during the summer with potential for long term employment when the season ends. A Houseman who is capable of housekeeping, serving, and light maintenance will also be considered. Must live within close proximity to East Hampton. Immediate interviews! 

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


LAUNDRESS - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Expert laundress needed in a large private residence. Will also assist with some housekeeping. This is a Monday-Friday position, day hours. Great wages and benefits!    

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


FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER OR DOMESTIC COUPLE - NAPLES, FL (PORT ROYAL AREA)

Extremely large (10,000 sq. ft.+), beautiful new private residence requires organized, thorough housekeeper with great attention to detail and ability to adapt to a busy and changing schedule with lots of moving parts. Must be a team-player with experience working in a very large, luxury home with high end furnishings, museum quality art, etc.. Requires the ability to work Monday-Friday 8am-4pm with some weekends and holidays when the family is in residence during the peak season. Will also need to assist when guests are visiting. The schedule does require someone who is willing to accommodate the changing needs of the principal. Some laundry/ironing skills are needed. This position could also be for a couple to also handle maintenance. The Maintenance person would also need to be confident maintaining a 25-30 foot boat which will be docked on the property.

Candidates must be willing to embrace principal’s preferences and follow the house manager’s checklists. Polished image, easy going personality, non-smokers and fully vaccinated only need apply. Hours may fluctuate based on when the principal is in residence. Outstanding salary and benefit package!

This is a full-time, year round, live-out opportunity; only local candidates will be considered.

All inquiries will remain confidential.

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSKEEPER (PART-TIME): BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking a professionally trained housekeeper/laundress with top quality standards and an eye for detail.  When the principals are in town, schedule will be Monday (7-8 hours) Wednesday (7-8 hours) Friday (12 hours) and 4 hours on Saturday.  Schedule is lighter when principals travel during the winter season(6 months). Must have a passion for private service and be willing to assist guests when visiting.  $30-$35/hr. salaried position, year round.

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


NANNY - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI (START IN AUGUST)

Great family with three active children (3, 6, 9 years old) is seeking a full-time nanny to job share with another full-time nanny. The two nannies will work opposite shifts covering 7 days/week, 8:30am-8pm. We are looking for an experienced nanny who enjoys helping the children with homework and who loves swimming.  Ability to travel with the family is a plus. Great wages!

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


HOUSE MANAGER / EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Executive couple is seeking a dynamic private service professional to help manage daily activities within their beautiful home. This individual will handle a wide variety of responsibilities including working with vendors, running errands/shopping and preparing for and serving guests when the family entertains. This person must be capable of assisting another Executive Housekeeper with cleaning and maintaining the home in pristine condition. This is a full-time, year round position in Birmingham, however, the couple resides in another home during the winter season so flexibility is needed when they are in residence (May-October). Local candidates or those with ties to the area preferred. $70-$80K plus benefits

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - CHICAGO, IL

We are seeking a hands-on housekeeper who is also capable of supervisory duties in a large, magnificent estate.  Requires experience in a luxury setting. Only a team oriented professional with extremely high standards will succeed in this role. Schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. $80,000-$90,000 plus benefits.

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


HOUSEHOLD CLEANING COUPLE: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking a team of two people to provide housekeeping on a part-time basis in a beautiful private home. In addition to cleaning, will also involve heavy lifting such as patio furniture, carrying heavy boxes, going into attic, cleaning garage, etc.  Two days per week, 5 hours each day. Days to be determined, however, they cannot be two days in a row. $35/hr. each.

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


PRIVATE CHEF - $100K PLUS BONUS - BIRMINGHAM, MI AND TRAVEL

Excellent benefits will include medical, dental, 401k and 12 days annual PTO based on date of hire Prominent, private family is seeking a rockstar Chef who is naturally flexible, calm and professional. The Chef needs to be comfortable accommodating a family whose needs will change frequently.  Position is for an extended family so local locations will vary between two residences. Travel is frequent and will most often be to other residences within the United States; however, a passport is required.  Culinary degree preferred.

Expectations will include:

  • Creating three healthy meals/snacks/day utilizing fresh foods. Dinners typically served in person, as well as, dropped off to other family members’ nearby homes (up to 12 people)
  • Ability to prepare various cuisines including fresh Mediterranean, Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian and Americana.
  • Capable of baking and light pastry items
  • Preparing and coordinating dinner parties and other larger scale events
  • Comfortable using large-scale commercial equipment (i.e. combi-steam ovens, wood-fuel Asador, dual-fuel pizza oven etc.)
  • Caring for and maintaining all kitchen and related equipment
  • Establishing and maintaining vendor accounts as necessary for provisioning and performing job. Will need to utilize highest quality vendors and organic outlets when possible

NDA, background check and drug screen will be required.

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


SPECIAL NEEDS CAREGIVER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Great family seeks kind, patient individual to assist with caring for their daughter when she is not in school. The child is wheelchair bound, non-verbal and has a very sweet disposition. This is a long term position with typical hours Monday-Friday, noon- 8pm if full-time desired or 3pm-8pm. Varied hours may be requested when there is no school. Ideal candidate would be able to travel with the family, however, it is not required. Outstanding wages!

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


FULL-TIME WEEKEND AND TRAVEL NANNY NEEDED: GREAT WAGES AND BENEFITS - ANN ARBOR, MI

START AFTER LABOR DAY

Fantastic opportunity available for an experienced professional nanny. Typical schedule is Thursday through Sunday (10 hours days between the hours of 7am-7pm). Additional hours may be expected to accommodate back-up for other nanny, travel, etc.). This is an ideal situation for a nanny who enjoys traveling with a family (may include private aircraft, watercraft and international travel).  More details will be provided to qualified candidates. Great wages and terrific benefits including health insurance and 401K! All inquiries will remain confidential.

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


HOUSEKEEPER/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Busy family seeks extremely versatile and highly organized individual who is capable of handling housekeeping in addition to managing the household while parents are working.  Other duties will include, but not be limited to, laundry, cooking, purchasing/maintaining supplies, errands, online shopping, dog care, etc. Full-time, Monday-Friday. Must enjoy being around children and a dog. Great salary with full benefits offered!   

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


MALE COMPANION NEEDED - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Family of active, elderly gentleman seeks companion to spend time with him when his family is not available.  This is a part-time position, including Saturday evenings, Sundays (9am-5pm) and perhaps one other evening per week. Excellent wages!

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


PRIVATE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - ANN ARBOR, MI AREA

Private, very large (500+ acres), residential SMART home estate/farm requires the expertise of a highly-skilled , hands-on maintenance tech. Requires ability to operate farming equipment, mowers, tractors, jet skis, change filters etc. Must have previous HVAC, pool/spa maintenance and SMART home experience. We are seeking a mechanically inclined individual who can handle a broad range of responsibilities. 

$65,000 - $80,000 plus benefits!

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


PROFESSIONAL HOUSEKEEPER - PART-TIME: WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Busy family is in search of a meticulous housekeeper who takes pride in their work. This is a part-time position, two days each week (Monday & Wednesday or Wednesday & Friday). $25-$30/hr.

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


PERSONAL VALET - LAUNDRY SPECIALIST: CHICAGO, IL OR MAUI, HI - (TRAVEL OPTIONAL)

May be ideal for Yacht candidate looking for security of Estate Opportunity

Unique career opportunity for a private service professional who is an expert at handling laundry and everything associated with the care of fine clothing and linens.  Private family with other household staff is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual who can beautifully launder and iron/steam high end apparel and linens and maintain inventories of all items. The Personal Valet/Laundry Specialist will also be involved with caring for wardrobe, packing for travel, maintaining closets and laundry room and other varied tasks. Extremely high-quality standards are essential for success in this role. One must be a team player willing to pitch in when needed but also be self-motivated and able to work independently. Prior experience in a similar capacity in a luxury estate or private yacht desired. Travel is optional. Outstanding salary and benefit package!

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


NANNY - GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI

Professional couple is seeking a loving, responsible long term nanny with recent newborn experience to care for their baby and grow with their family. Full-time position, Monday-Friday, between the approximate hours of 8:00am-5/5:30pm. Competitive wages!

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

PERSONAL VALET - BIRMINGHAM / BLOOMFIELD AREA, MI

Our client, a prominent male executive with impeccable taste, is seeking an extremely detail oriented and organized individual with a keen eye for fashion. This is a unique opportunity for a strong, physically fit, meticulous individual who enjoys working with men’s clothing.  The position will involve selecting clothing from wardrobe and packing for travel, handling transport of clothing to/from a warehouse, pick-up and delivery of garments from dry cleaners, shoe care, assisting when measurements are taken, steaming clothing, running errands, etc..   Advanced computer skills (Excel and Word) are required to maintain and upgrade wardrobe inventory and itemized manual. Local driving will be involved; household vehicle will be provided as needed.  The ideal candidate is a mature, respectful individual with a very service oriented demeanor and strong work ethic.  We are looking for someone who listens well and can work quickly without a lot of direction or conversation but able to work well with other household staff.  Monday-Friday days, only occasional weekends. Requires ability to travel on occasion. Position resembles that of a Butler, Gentleman’s Gentleman. $50,000 - $65,000 plus excellent benefits.

Requires experience in a similar capacity. Our client prefers local candidates or those with ties to Michigan.

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Private family is seeking a loyal, honest, long term, meticulous housekeeper to replace their housekeeper who is retiring after many years. In addition to daily and deep cleaning, the housekeeper will also need to handle laundry and ironing, grocery shopping and running errands.

35-40 hours/week, $30-$35/hr.

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Exceptional full-time opportunity available for an experienced housekeeper who has worked in a formal, upscale private home, estate, cruise ship, or private yacht. Position will involve all aspects of housekeeping in addition to serving meals and other hospitality type tasks. The housekeeper will be part of a team. Full-time schedule will be determined based on principal’s calendar. Must be a meticulous, detail oriented individual accustomed to working in an environment with extremely high standards in a luxury setting. Solid work history and references will be required for consideration. Non-smokers only need apply. Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred. Grand Rapids is a hidden jewel city, very close to many beautiful lakefront resort areas.

Excellent salary and benefit package!

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



PRIVATE CHEFS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY ON A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT BASIS

For 25+ years, Harper Associates has placed numerous private chefs, house managers, housekeepers, etc. for many executive families in the metro Detroit area and Florida.

We are currently representing several excellent chefs who are available immediately to work for a family exclusively on a permanent or temporary basis. They are all ServSafe trained with great cooking skills and experience; most have culinary degrees. Due to the impact the Coronavirus is having on the hospitality industry, many of these Chefs have recent backgrounds in very well-respected restaurants. If you hire a Chef, they would handle all grocery shopping and food preparation. They can cook meals in your home and also serve and clean-up or they can prepare your meals off- premise and drop them off if desired. Most of these chefs are very adept at accommodating special dietary regimens as well.

These Chefs are typically seeking $35/hr.-$50/hr. for their time plus the cost of groceries.

For more information, please contact Ben Schwartz - 248-737-0431 - 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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