Estate/Private Service

Updated on March 4, 2021

During the Coronavirus epidemic:

We hope this finds you safe and healthy as the Coronavirus pandemic seems to be tapering off in Michigan. At this time our staff is working both in the office and remotely. When in the office, we are taking all the necessary precautions to be certain that our staff and any visitors are comfortable in a safe and clean environment. Please do not visit our office at this time without an appointment.

Several of our clients are still interviewing virtually at this time (via Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.). We encourage you to send your resume now if you have not done so yet so that we can be in touch if we have an employer who may be interested in meeting with you in person or remotely. If we do not have an appropriate opportunity available presently, we will keep your information on file for future reference. We have already received several new opportunities to fill and we anticipate many more, exciting openings as we’ve heard that many employers are ready to make changes and upgrades.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


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 $30/hr.-$40/hr. for their time plus the cost of groceries.

For more information, please contact Ben Schwartz - 248-737-0431 - ben@harperjobs.com

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 HOUSEKEEPER/DOG LOVER - FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN

Executive couple is seeking an experienced Housekeeper who would enjoy traveling to various homes in Michigan (suburban Detroit and Northern Michigan) and Florida.  We are looking for someone who loves dogs as the couple has 4. Accommodations will be provided where needed, however, candidates already living in S. Florida or Michigan strongly preferred. Great wages.      

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


PRIVATE CHEF - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Very active, health conscious family seeks an exceptionally knowledgeable Chef who has extremely high standards. We are looking for a high energy culinary professional who is easygoing, adaptable and enjoys working around children. Chef will prepare menus, cook, and grocery shop for all meals, adhering to various food preferences. The family entertains frequently and the Chef will have the opportunity to be especially creative when there are guests (dinners, pool parties, special events). The home has multiple kitchens, one of which includes a pizza oven. Typical schedule will be 4 days/week including 2 weekdays and Saturday and Sunday, but requires flexibility to accommodate changing needs. The ideal candidate has a Culinary degree and previous experience working in a private home or upscale restaurant/private club/luxury hotel. Non-smokers only please. Excellent salary! All inquiries will remain confidential.

Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred.

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - PART-TIME: ORCHARD LAKE, MI

Friendly couple living in a beautiful lakefront home is searching for an experienced housekeeper with great common sense and a flexible, helpful personality . Work Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays during the summer months and Mondays and Fridays during the winters. Weekend hours may be requested during the summer. A dog lover would be ideal for this position. Excellent wages!

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - COLUMBUS, OH

Excellent, full-time, live-out position available immediately for an experienced Estate Housekeeper.  We are seeking a friendly, professional, non-smoker who enjoys working in a home with children and dogs.  This is a 10,000 sq. ft. residence in Bexley; the responsibilities will be primarily housekeeping and laundry.  Typical schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. $50,000-$60,000. Relocation assistance not offered, local candidates preferred.

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


BUTLER - GROSSE POINTE, MI

Prominent couple who travel extensively is in search of a polished professional who has worked as a Butler or in a very similar capacity in a private residence or luxury hotel. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: driving, shopping, supervising maintenance issues and gardening and coordinating vehicle maintenance. Cooking is a plus but not required. We are looking for a team player who can work cooperatively with a full-time Housekeeper. A Domestic Couple would also be considered. This is a newly created, full-time position with an anticipated start date of April or May. Schedule may vary based on the needs of the principals. Great salary and stipend toward health insurance. Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred.

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - FULL-TIME (START IN APRIL/MAY) - GROSSE POINTE, MI

Prominent couple who travel extensively is seeking a dependable and trustworthy Housekeeper for their Grosse Pointe residence. Must be highly skilled in all aspects of housekeeping and laundry in an upscale home and also enjoy cooking. Will be working closely with a Butler; a Domestic Couple would also be considered. This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of April or May. Schedule may vary based on the needs of the principals. Great salary and stipend toward health insurance.  

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


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Mature executive couple seeks trustworthy and experienced live-in Housekeeper to work in their lovely, spacious home. This is a year-round position in Bloomfield Hills, however, the couple only lives in Michigan from May-November. Responsibilities will include housekeeping, laundry and other household tasks.  Some light cooking may be requested when the principals are in town. We are searching for someone who works well with other household staff (house manager, gardener, etc.). Excellent compensation. Anticipated start date in April.

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 residence during the winter season. $70-$80K plus benefits.

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


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER / NANNY - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Fun, active family with mom, dad, several kids and a dog is seeking a friendly, adaptable, live-in Housekeeper who can help keep the home running smoothly. In addition to housekeeping, there will be some childcare, laundry, cooking, errands, driving (family car available), etc.. Must be an excellent housekeeper with terrific organizational skills and an extremely flexible attitude. 5-6 days/week, however, there will be gaps during the day with free time.  One weekend off per month. Beautiful private room and bathroom. Great wages, medical benefits optional.  

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


FAMILY HOUSEKEEPER - FULL-TIME BIRMINGHAM, MI

Friendly family with children seeks experienced Housekeeper who is flexible to handle a wide variety of responsibilities. In addition to cleaning and laundry (no ironing), may include grocery shopping, meal prep, running errands etc.. This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday, 8 hours each day. Salaried position offers medical benefits (BCBS) and paid holidays and sick time.

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


PRIVATE ESTATE GARDENER - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Large, private Estate requires the expertise of an experienced full-time Gardener to maintain and enhance their beautiful gardens. This is a full-time, year-round opportunity which will involve other household tasks when gardening is not feasible. This individual will maintain and design flower beds and vegetable garden along with handling planting and trimming. Contractors will be utilized for tree trimming, lawn mowing etc.. We are seeking an individual who has recently maintained gardens on a private estate or another luxury property with sprawling gardens. Master Gardener certification or degree in Horticulture a plus. Client will only consider local candidates or those in the process of moving to Southeast Michigan. Great salary and benefit package.

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER - ORCHARD LAKE, MI

Friendly couple living in a beautiful lakefront home is searching for an experienced housekeeper with great common sense and a flexible, helpful personality . Work Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays during the summer months and Mondays and Fridays during the winters. Weekend hours may be requested during the summer. A dog lover would be ideal for this position. Excellent wages!

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


HOUSEKEEPER - ONE DAY EACH WEEK: BIRMINGHAM, MI

Family with young children, a dog and parents working at home at this time, are seeking an experienced Housekeeper who can quietly fulfill their duties without disturbing the household activity. The Housekeeper will handle housekeeping and laundry. Long term opportunity, Mondays preferred (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday may be an option), 9am-5pm. Great wages    

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


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER  - BIRMINGHAM, MI

Executive couple with additional residences outside of Michigan is seeking an extremely professional, detail oriented Housekeeper who is also capable of managing their Birmingham home. The principals travel often and are in search of an individual who is meticulous about cleaning their home but who can also handle laundry, ironing and other household duties such as coordinating vendors, purchasing supplies, running errands etc.. There are no other staff members in this exquisite, formal residence.

References and experience gained in a formal home with precious artwork is required. Full-time, Monday-Friday, no travel is required. Hours may vary somewhat when employers are in residence.

$60,000-$65,000 plus benefits!

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 and must be flexible to work a schedule which consists of day and evening shifts, typically 5 days each week, with Sundays usually off. 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


HOMESCHOOL TEACHER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Seeking part-time Homeschool Teacher for two boys in high school. The job would be 2-4 hours/day in the afternoons/evenings, 20-30 hrs./week (may include Saturdays/Sundays). This could be a long term role until the younger boy graduates High School. This individual would need to be able to navigate the Detroit Country Day Portal. If someone had experience with the French language, it would be ideal. $50/hr.

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - GROSSE POINTE, MI

Excellent salary and benefit package!  Large, beautiful estate requires the expertise of an experienced professional Housekeeper.  This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday. Responsibilities will include housekeeping, laundry, ironing, running errands and additional household tasks as needed. Cooking would be a bonus.    

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


PART-TIME LUXURY HOME HOUSEKEEPER OR COUPLE - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking a great housekeeper or couple able to handle full scale housekeeping along with some exterior maintenance (i.e. power washing, clean deck, garage, etc.). Work two full days/week or a couple work two half days/week simultaneously. For a couple, Monday and Thursday, 10am-2pm would be ideal. Excellent wages. Anticipated start is April 2021.

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




OPPORTUNITIES LOCATED IN FLORIDA


LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER: MIAMI, FLORIDA

Lovely, young family in the Miami area is seeking an experienced live-in Housekeeper.   In addition to maintaining the home, the position will also involve cooking and a few hours/week of childcare (infant and toddler).  We are seeking local candidates.  Accommodations available for one non-smoking individual, no children or pets.  Must be able to communicate in English and be legal to work in U.S. $50,000-$55,000.  

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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31000 Northwestern Hwy,

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Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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