From time to time, employers ask the Institute to assist in finding personnel for their households and estates, or butlers for hospitality venues. We have recently expanded our services to include placement, in an effort to fill this demand.
If you are a service professional, whether in the private service or hospitality industry, and you are looking for a new position, please contact the Institute 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 are your salary requirements?
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 at 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 some of the current opportunities:
Butler/Chef sought in New York area
Executive couple (grown children) need a butler/chef for their a main residence (a 12,000 square feet beachfront estate in Southampton with 12 bedrooms) and a full-floor New York City apartment with 6 bedrooms. You’ll perform all usual butler/estate manager functions, including managing the other staff and vendors, plus some cooking and driving. You must have a good credit history. Up to 120K, all usual benefits; living accommodations available. If interested, please contact the Institute via enquiries @ modernbutlers.com with your current resume, photograph and salary requirements. We will send you a more detailed job description.
Butler/Estate Manager for an Estate in San Francisco
Estate manager/butler sought for an 11,500 sq. ft estate close to downtown San Francisco. You will support the employers by ensuring the household runs smoothly. The right candidate must be able to either pre-empt any problems or see to them rapidly and efficiently so they do not distract the employers; you’ll be managing other estate staff, including hiring to firing. Good cooking skills are a must and you will be required to provide healthy meals when the principals are in residence and eating in. This home has a full-time housekeeper, but as Estate Manager you must be able to supplement this with your own light housekeeping (you can suggest another housekeeper be brought in part-time if the housekeeping load in the 11,500 sq. ft. property makes it difficult for you to see to your other duties). You must be willing to be flexible in terms of hours and staying late to cover occasional entertaining done by the principals. Good salary and benefits package. If interested, email enquiries at modernbutlers.com with your resume and salary requirements.
Household Manager sought for estate in Houston, Texas
Household Manager sought by a senior couple in a 5,000 sq. ft. residence in Houston, Texas. The job requires standard household management functions as well as some cooking, covering for the housekeeper during her off days, and some driving. Good remuneration package, with salary DOE and your expectations; can be live-in or live-out. Interested candidates should contact the Institute via enquiries at modernbutlers.com with current resume, salary requirements and a good quality current photograph, preferably a full-length shot.
Butler/Household Manager sought for a private estate north of Tucson, Arizona
Live-out position that requires hands-on household management and people skills as well as good cooking abilities. Estate currently consists of one 13,500 sq ft residence, but a second, 6500 sq ft mountain home is being added soon. You will perform PA duties to the Mrs., oversee everything in the house, assist housekeepers when needed, help look after 2 Labradors; you must be able to service children and grandchildren who visit occasionally, help organize and serve at regular parties and events, including corporate dinners (the Mr. runs his several companies from the estate); manage the full time groundskeeper, part- and full-time housekeepers, as well as all vendors. You will do do some cooking and assist the principal in the kitchen on a regular basis. Shopping and running errands as needed and occasionally you’ll be asked to drive principals to/from airport. 40 hours a week approx, flexible hours; but you’ll rarely work holidays. Good remuneration package starting at $80,000 or higher depending on experience, plus housing allowance, medical, 401K. If you’d like to be considered, send us your current resume with photo and salary requirements, and we will send you a more detailed Job Description.
As an additional service to our members and visitors, we now 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, providing a professional photograph of yourself as well as a biography that is formatted similarly to the ones you see on the Member Profiles page. to view. Please send both to us via enquiries at modernbutlers.com.
We will connect you with employers who may be interested and facilitate this process.
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
“Thank you very much for all you did for us in procuring our next positions— we would not be moving forward without all those patient talks we had to bring us through the interview process. You are very professional in your approach, which helped to smooth our nervousness and jitters—we appreciate your persistence with us all the way to the end. Thank you.” M&T S
“Thank you for placing us in an awesome position. Your expertise has been so helpful to us in getting our DREAM JOB. We appreciate all your professional guidance and expertise in explaining the domestic world, interviewing, presentation, and helpful hints. We highly recommend your skills as you give people comfort and confidence in themselves. We feel you have done a wonderful job in placing us and will recommend your services every chance we get.” Sincerely, C & LS, Texas
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