Estate/Private Service

Updated on September 13, 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.


NANNY - PART-TIME: GROSSE POINTE, MI

Executive family with two children is seeking a part-time nanny for an approximate one year commitment.  One child is in school all day, the other is in pre-school three mornings/week. Hours are approximately Mon/Wed/Friday, noon-6pm or 3-6/7pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-3pm or 9-5pm. Must be able to care for the children overnight when parents travel. Ability to travel with the family is ideal.  Great wages!

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


NANNY - GROSSE POINTE, MI

Very busy family with several children is looking for a fun, energetic and extremely responsible nanny. We are seeking an experienced Nanny who has worked with at least 3 children simultaneously. Position will be 35+ hours/week but the nanny must be flexible to work evenings and weekends and also be able to travel. This nanny will be sharing the schedule with another full-time Nanny.  Please do not apply if you are not available on a long term (several years) basis. Non-smokers only need apply.

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


FULL-TIME NANNY - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Very active family with 4 children (ages 1-11 years old) seeks very energetic nanny who is extremely organized and capable of multi-tasking.  In addition to childcare and transporting the children, the Nanny will also be involved with meal prep and light housekeeping.  The nanny must be able to stay overnight when parents travel and also travel with the family.  Hours are typically Tuesday-Friday afternoons and evenings and Saturdays 3pm-11pm.  Sundays and Mondays off.  A great driving record/background check and childcare references are required.  Non-smokers only please.  Great wages!

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


HOUSE MANAGER - ANN ARBOR, MI

Extremely busy Executive family seeks experienced House Manager to oversee staff and help principals and household run smoothly. Must have proven experience managing a household which hosts many VIPs and first-class events. Requires extreme flexibility with schedule to accommodate the employers’ needs and will include some evenings and weekends to assist when the family is entertaining.

Excellent compensation package. Candidates in Michigan or with ties to the area preferred.

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


LAUNDRESS - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking an expert laundress who has worked in an upscale private home. Must be extremely knowledgeable about the care of fine garments, fabrics, etc. and the use of a mangle, press and steamer. Schedule will be Mondays and Fridays, 9am-5pm. Will also assist another housekeeper with light housekeeping as needed. Great wages.

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


GENTLEMAN'S PERSONAL VALET - WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Unique opportunity available for a strong, physically fit, meticulous individual who has previous experience working with men’s clothing.  Our client, a prominent executive with impeccable taste, is seeking a very detail oriented individual with a keen eye for fashion. The valet will handle transport of clothing to/from a warehouse on a regular basis, pick-up and deliver garments from dry cleaners, suggest daily clothing selections and assist haberdasher when taking measurements.  Advanced computer skills (Excel) are required to maintain and upgrade wardrobe inventory and itemized manual. Local driving will be involved; household vehicle will be provided as needed.  Monday-Friday days, only occasional weekends, 40-48 hours/week.  Requires ability to travel to New York City on occasion.  Must have previous experience working in private service.  Full-time salaried position, $55,000-$60,000 plus excellent benefits including 401K.   

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


HOUSEMAN / MAINTENANCE TECH - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Terrific opportunity for a trustworthy, reliable, detail oriented individual to provide a variety of tasks for an Executive and family in their large, beautiful household.  Responsibilities could include anything from A-Z, including cleaning and maintaining garage, pool area, wine cellar and other parts of the household, watering plants, washing windows, taking inventory of various household supplies (including food and medications), answering phones, organizing, packing for travel, pet care, driving, running errands, mailing packages, etc..  We are seeking a long term, team player with a very service oriented, flexible attitude, a professional image and exceptional organizational skills.  Full-time hours are primarily Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm with only occasional weekends.

$48,000-$50,000 plus exceptional benefits (including family medical)!

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


PRIVATE CHEF (YACHT CHEFS WELCOME TO APPLY!) - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Executive family with a busy schedule and lots of moving parts is in search of a very personable Chef who has an extremely flexible attitude and great cooking skills. 

The Chef will plan, cook and grocery shop for all meals with a healthy focus. In addition, the Chef will be responsible for meals when the family is entertaining guests for both small and large events. Hours are typically Monday-Friday approximately noon until 8pm with only occasional weekends but requires someone who is willing to accommodate changing needs. The Chef will travel with the family to Florida on occasion for up to two weeks at a time during the winter season. Culinary degree strongly desired. Non-smokers only need apply. All inquiries will remain confidential. This is an immediate, live-out opportunity for local candidates or those already in the process of moving to SE Michigan. 

Excellent Salary and Benefits!

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



















Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

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