Estate/Private Service

Updated on February 28, 2020

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.


ESTATE / HOUSE MANAGER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Executive family with children and pets is seeking an Estate/House Manager to manage their homes (Michigan and Florida) to see that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.  The Estate Manager will oversee the presentation and housekeeping of the home to be certain that it meets the highest quality standards and is ready for guests at any time.  This individual will supervise household staff and coordinate schedules and routines for the home and very active family.  Additional responsibilities will include assisting with events, coordinating contractors as needed, running errands, purchasing supplies and organizing service/preventative maintenance schedule for the homes.

Typical schedule is 7am-3pm, however, the Estate/House Manager must be flexible to work alternative times as needed, including evenings and weekends, especially when there are events/guests.  Some travel, primarily to prepare homes in advance of the arrival of the family is required, approximately 5-6 times/year, usually for not more than 3 days at a time.

We are seeking a very friendly, family oriented individual who has a team-oriented, hands-on approach.

Our client is looking for local candidates or those targeting a move to Michigan.

Excellent compensation package commensurate with experience.

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


RN / LPN / NURSE / CHAUFFEUR: FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN

Active, mature couple is seeking a very professional individual to assist them as needed and also to chauffeur them wherever they choose to go. Medical needs are minor at this time (medication reminders, attending Dr’s. appts., etc.) but a medical background is desired. We are looking for someone with recent experience working in a similar capacity. Position is based in the Boca Raton area in the winter months, and in metro Detroit, Michigan during the summers. The ideal person is presently living within a reasonable commuting distance to Boca Raton and is flexible to relocate to Michigan during Florida’s off-season.

Private accommodations available. Non-smokers only please. Requires excellent driving record and flawless background check. Terrific wages and benefits!

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


LAUNDRESS - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking an experienced laundress to work three days/week, 7am-3pm.  Must be an expert with laundry and ironing.   

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


FULL-TIME NANNY - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Very active family with 4 children (ages 1-12 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 afternoons and evenings (starting anywhere from noon-3pm until 8:30/11pm and Saturday (typically Saturday morning). A great driving record/background check and childcare references are required. Non-smokers only please. Great wages! Must have experience working with at least 3 children simultaneously. The family is willing to guarantee 35-40 hours if the nanny is available as needed.

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


CHAUFFEUR - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Our client, a prominent Executive family, offers an excellent, long term career opportunity for a full-time Private Chauffeur. The family would like to find a dedicated professional who will grow and remain with the family for many years. Position will focus on driving Executives and their family members daily using a company vehicle. In addition to transporting individuals or groups to their varied destinations, the Chauffeur will also be expected to run some errands and act as a courier. Will also need to assist with handling luggage and packages, up to 50 pounds.

Schedule is full-time with hours that fluctuate including weekends and evenings. We are looking for someone flexible and patient who understands that the schedule will constantly be changing.  Days off will often be during the week. Some overnight travel will be involved.

In order to be considered, the Chauffeur must be a non-smoker/non-drinker, have a flawless driving record and live within ten miles of Birmingham. Final candidates will undergo a thorough background check including drug screening. Law enforcement or military background is a plus. Experience as a private Chauffeur/Driver with accompanying references is required. Ability to be exceptionally flexible is another key necessity. Professional demeanor is essential for success in this role. Confidentiality is of utmost importance and a non-disclosure agreement will need to be signed.

Base salary $55,000-$65,000 plus benefit package.

We are seeking local candidates who are very familiar with the metropolitan Detroit area.

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


NANNY - FULL-TIME: DETROIT, MI (LAFAYETTE PARK)

Family with one infant and one child in preschool is seeking a long term, full-time nanny to assist with the care of their children. Schedule is Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm, however, Wednesdays would be 6am-5pm. The ability to travel with the family or stay overnights when parents travel is preferred. Foreign language skills a plus. Great location, safe neighborhood with security near Greektown, Eastern Market, the riverfront. Must be willing to embrace parents’ preferences (i.e. cloth diapers, early potty training, specified diet regimen, etc. ). and enjoy walking to nearby parks and venues.

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Magnificent private residence requires expert Housekeeper/Laundress.  Must be extremely detail oriented.  Work 4 or 5 days each week (32-40 hours).  Great wages!

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


FAMILY HOUSEKEEPER - PART-TIME: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Busy family needs thorough and efficient Housekeeper to work in a large home with a lot of activity and laundry.  Must be able to climb stairs frequently.  Work 9am-2pm, 5 days/week. Great wages.

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


PRIVATE CHEF - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Executive family seeks Private Chef who has previous experience as a private or personal chef. Monday – Friday hours.     

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


NANNY - PART-TIME: GROSSE POINTE, MI

We are seeking a responsible, dependable, energetic and fun Nanny who has experience working with at least 3 children at once.. This is a part-time, long term position working evenings and weekends.

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - $55,000 - $65,000 + FULL PAID FAMILY MEDICAL BENEFITS (SUBURBAN DETROIT AREA) and 401K

Our client is seeking an experienced Estate Housekeeper with top quality standards and a stable work history in luxury estates. This individual will provide hands-on housekeeping with other team members. Position requires professionalism, discretion, flexibility to accommodate the principal's changing needs, excellent English speaking skills and solid knowledge of the demands of a large, luxury residence. Full-time schedule is primarily Monday-Friday daytime hours but must be willing to work some weekends and additional hours to meet the employer’s needs. Must be a team player able to work cooperatively with other household housekeepers and staff, all reporting to a House Manager. Non-smokers only.

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


ROLE MODEL / SPORTS LOVER / NANNY OR MANNY - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Prominent family seeks responsible, well-educated Nanny or Manny to provide education, support and companionship for their 12 year old son. The ideal candidate is a former teacher who would enjoy a one-on-one situation vs. a classroom setting.  This individual will transport and accompany the boy to/from private school and extracurricular activities.  Ability to tutor is a plus.  Schedule will have heavy emphasis on late afternoons, evenings and weekends.  Must have ability to stay overnight when parents travel and travel with family.  College degree and great computer skills preferred.  Non-smokers only with excellent driving record and references.  Great wages!  Position is part-time but could be full-time if individual has the ability to handle Personal Assistant tasks for the mom/family.  Must have experience working with adolescents/teens.

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


PERSONAL VALET - BIRMINGHAM / BLOOMFIELD, MI AREA

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.

Full-time salaried position, $55,000-$60,000 plus excellent benefits including 401K.

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







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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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Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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