Estate/Private Service

Updated on July 18, 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.


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/DRIVER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking a versatile individual to assist an active, mature couple.  Will handle driving, attending medical and other appointments, running errands, purchasing household supplies and assisting as needed throughout the interior and exterior throughout the household. Must be comfortable providing personal care for the gentleman.

Hours may vary. Excellent compensation!

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


HOUSEKEEPER/HOUSE MANAGER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

We are seeking an experienced hands-on House Manager/Housekeeper to maintain a spacious, luxury home. In addition to housekeeping, this individual will also coordinate service contractors, run errands, handle other household tasks and do whatever it takes to keep the house running smoothly. Must have a keen eye for inspecting house for potential maintenance issues. Dog care and dog sitting (overnights) will be included. Schedule is typically Monday-Friday with occasional assistance required for special events. Non-smokers only need apply.

Accommodations are available if needed. Full-time position. $65,000-$75,000 plus benefits.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@harpejobs.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


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


FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Busy family with one infant is seeking a long term housekeeper who enjoys wearing many hats.  In addition to housekeeping, responsibilities will include laundry, light ironing and food prep; cooking skills would be a definite plus. Ideal candidate is flexible to do whatever is needed to help mom, whether it be cutting/arranging flowers, changing lightbulbs, helping carry groceries, etc. Preferred schedule is Tuesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday will be considered. 9-5pm a few days/week with a few later days to accommodate dinner clean-up. $20/hr.

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

PRIVATE CHEF - DETROIT SUBURBS

Prominent family seeks talented Private Chef with an adaptable and friendly personality. The Chef will plan, prepare and grocery shop for all meals, with a health conscious flair, lots of creativity in spa, vegan, vegetarian cuisine. In addition, the Chef will handle dinner parties and special events. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a family setting with children and pets. Hours are typically Monday-Friday 11:00 am to 9:30pm but requires flexibility to accommodate changing needs. The Chef will travel with the family on occasion. Culinary degree strongly desired. Non-smokers only need apply. All inquiries will remain confidential.


Ideal candidates will have:

  • Culinary Degree - Vegan, Spa Cusine, Vegetarian culinary talents
  • 3-4 years of experience as a Chef in private service, fine dining restaurants, luxury hotels, country clubs
  • Able to maintain a spotless kitchen
  • Enjoy cooking for dinner parties
  • Polished image, great personality, non-smoker

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary, commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits
  • Paid vacation

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


HOUSEKEEPER: - PART-TIME - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Mature couple seeks experienced Housekeeper to maintain their beautiful home and also handle laundry and light cooking. Requires recent housekeeping experience and references (when requested) in upscale homes. Work Thursdays and Fridays.    

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



















Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

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