Estate/Private Service

Updated on November 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.


EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER / CONCIERGE - VERY DESIRABLE NORTHERN MICHIGAN RESORT AREA

Outstanding, unique opportunity available for an experienced Executive Housekeeper who has many skills and has worn many hats in a luxury hotel/resort or private estate. We are seeking an extremely organized professional who can establish and maintain order and standards. In addition to leading the housekeeping team for this very large property with multiple guest homes, this individual will also handle a variety of other Concierge type responsibilities. 

The Executive Housekeeper/Concierge will greet and check- in guests and get them situated (i.e. set up wi-fi) and be available for any assistance during their stay. In addition, tasks will include, but not be limited to, floral arrangements, purchasing wines, maintaining household calendars, coordinating travel itineraries, inventory, budgeting, ordering, shipping and receiving equipment and supplies. Must be tech savvy in order to work in a SMART home. Above average computer skills (MS Office Suite) are essential for success in this role. Prefer candidates with Midwest values; individuals with roots in Michigan ideal. Exceptional compensation, benefit and relocation package! Please note this is a live-out position.

All inquiries will remain confidential.

Send resume for immediate consideration and please make a note as to why northern Michigan would be a great destination for you.

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


PRIVATE CHEF - NORTHERN MICHIGAN RESORT AREA

Executive family seeks creative and talented Chef for their vacation home in Northern Michigan, which is used on a limited basis in summers and winters. The estate residence and grounds are used by large extended family. The Chef will purchase all necessary grocery items and supplies. Will also be responsible for coordinating dinner parties for family, friends and VIP guests. Must be organized, creative, trustworthy, confidential, and be meticulous about maintaining kitchen and sanitation standards. Necessitates flexibility to accommodate changes in schedules, number of guests, menu preferences, etc.

Culinary degree, along with Private Chef experience preferred.

This is a live-out, year-round position.

Candidates with ties to Michigan/Midwest roots preferred.

Send resume.

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


FULL-TIME NANNY - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Busy working parents with 3 children need experienced, loving Nanny who wants to be appreciated and feel like a part of the family.  2 of the children are in school full-time. Hours are 8am-6:30pm,

Monday-Friday. Ability to travel with the family is a plus, but not required. We are looking for someone who is super energetic and extremely organized.  Must have previous nanny experience and references.

Ready to hire immediately. Great wages!

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


HOUSEKEEPER - PART-TIME: WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

We are seeking a meticulous, professional housekeeper who takes pride in their work.  Will handle cleaning and laundry.   Schedule will be three days/week, 5 hours/day. Immediate opening. 

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


HOUSEKEEPER - MAKE PLANS NOW TO START A NEW JOB IN JANUARY 2020- SEVERAL OPENINGS IN BIRMINGHAM, MI

We have several clients in beautiful Birmingham homes who are seeking very detail-oriented, professional Housekeepers, 3-5 days/week.  Must have previous experience working in a large, luxury home handling cleaning and laundry/ironing.  Non-smokers only please.

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


ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER - WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Terrific salary and full benefits!

Exceptional opportunity available for an experienced Estate Housekeeper who is extremely thorough, detail oriented and passionate about their work (housekeeping and laundry).  Position requires professionalism, excellent English speaking skills and solid knowledge of the demands of a large, luxury home.  We are seeking a team player to work with other household staff.  Full-time schedule is primarily Monday-Friday daytime hours but must be flexible to work occasional weekends and additional hours to meet the employer’s needs.  Non-smokers only.  Great salary on payroll with full benefit package!

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


MEN'S WARDROBE ASSISTANT - WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

Our client, a prominent executive with impeccable taste, is seeking a very detail oriented 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 making clothing suggestions and packing for travel, handling transport of clothing to/from a warehouse, pick-up and delivery of garments from dry cleaners, assist when taking measurements and steaming clothing. 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. Monday-Friday days, only occasional weekends. Requires ability to travel on occasion. 

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

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


FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT - PART-TIME: BIRMINGHAM, MI

Great newly created opportunity for a dynamic individual to help oversee daily operations of a large, luxury home.  Will manage the household staff and service contractors at the home.  We are searching for a detail oriented professional who has worked in a high-end home and appreciates and understands first class standards.  Family needs approximately 20 hours/week, schedule will be mutually agreed upon.  Must be a non-smoker who loves kids and dogs!!  Position requires similar, recent professional experience working in private residence with verifiable references.

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 (36 hours/week) nanny to assist with the care of their children. Hours would typically be 4 weekdays per week, 8am – 5pm, plus occasional extra hours. If the nanny was also available for any or all of the following: weekly date night, one Saturday (during the day) each month, the ability to travel with the family or stay overnights when parents travel, that would be an added plus, although not required. 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, no screen time, specified diet regimen, etc. ). and enjoy walking to nearby parks and venues. $17--$20/hr. on payroll.

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


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



















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