From time to time, employers ask the Institute to assist in finding personnel for their households and estates, or butlers for hospitality venues. We are not an agency, but have endeavored to find the right matches for employers we can endorse.
If you are a service professional, whether in the private service or hospitality industry, and are looking for a new position, please email enquiries at modernbutlers.com with your resume/CV, including a professional photograph and a clear statement of your objectives.
In your email, please include the following information:
- What type of position are you looking for?
- Are you willing to move to a different location?
- Are you willing to travel?
- When are you available?
- What remuneration package, including salary, are you seeking?
You will be contacted by one of the Institute’s staff members to clarify any points and questions we may have, so as to ensure we have a clear picture of exactly what you are looking for before we add you to our database. This will help us find that “perfect match” we all aim for.
“I am completing staff appraisals for the year and thought of you and the time I started here … in June of last year. It was thanks to you that I found this position as Chief of Staff in a very challenging and interesting role. I don’t do my own appraisal, although I guess after 1.5 years on the job I must be doing fine, otherwise I wouldn’t be here still.”
Whenever a job opportunity arises that we think may be a fit, we will contact you directly to enquire as to your interest and current availability. See below for any current opportunities:
Mature domestic couple/caregivers in Ohio
Mature domestic couple sought for the Ohio estate of an elderly couple. The principals are snowbirds and only in Ohio for part of the year. This is a live-in position. Woman must have good knowledge of housekeeping duties. You will only do light housekeeping from time to time, but you will need to know how to supervise housekeeper. Must be able to do all cooking (simple cuisine) and provide daily, personal care to the principles. Nurse training not required, but a plus. The man will supervise and handle all vendors and contractors who look after pool, gardens etc. He will also perform basic maintenance/ handyman/gardening/car work himself. Some driving is required: to/from airport, doctor’s appointments and running of errands. These are kind employers; they are looking for a couple that’s in it for the long haul. Good remuneration package with full benefits. If interested, email resumes, including good quality photo and salary requirements, to enquiries @ modern butlers.com.
Professional Butler/Household Manager Sought in Hong Kong
A small (3 principals) household in Hong Kong is looking for an experienced, professional butler/household manager. The ideal candidate will be male, preferably of Asian background and must speak either Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese fluently. You must be passionate about the job and as well as detail-oriented; able to multitask and efficiently organize, coordinate and supervise the other staff in this household (which include a chef, a security guard, 2 nurses, 5 female staff and 2 drivers). Some knowledge and understanding of elderly care is desirable. While the staff will take care of most of the work, you must be able to be hands-on when and where needed to help maintain the high standards of cleanliness and presentation of the 5,000 sq ft family home. You will prepare lunch/dinner menus with the chef and must be able to serve formally at table. This is a live-in position. Good remuneration package for the right candidate. Contact the Institute for a more complete job description. Please include your resume/CV, a current photograph and your salary requirements.
As an additional service to our members and visitors, we profile international members who are interested in new opportunities.
If you are looking for a position in private service or in the hospitality industry, we recommend you list yourself on the Member Profiles page. Please email enquiries at modernbutlers.com with a professional photograph of yourself as well as a biography that is formatted similarly to the ones you see on the Member Profiles page.
We will connect you with employers who may be interested and facilitate the process between you.
To assist you with the process of marketing yourself as a service professional, we recommend you read the following articles to understand better how to deal effectively with agencies and the process of finding a suitable position.
- The Job Interview Game
- Finding Your First Domestic Position
- What Are My Chances of Being Placed in a Domestic Position?
- Becoming a Better Domestic Candidate
- Working with Domestic Placement Agencies
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