The Modern Butlers’ Journal, September 2019 Placement and Job Vacancies

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Butlers for Hong Kong family

Will be tasked with managing the household, F&B service, housekeeping, some travel involved. 65K USD base salary p.a., health insurance, etc., and annual flight ticket home. Mandarin language skills a plus, Occidentals welcome, m/f  E-mail the Institute for more details.

Junior Butler, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Live-in position for a younger male butler who is detail oriented, eager to serve. Live-in chef and multiple contractors maintain the 9,500 sq. ft home. A recent graduate from a butler school or someone with a few years experience could be perfect. 50K salary and usual generous package including full coverage health insurance, paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation, and paid sick time.


A top celebrity needs a PA who can also cover some valet functions, for a one-plus year assignment. The ideal candidate needs to be energetic and upbeat, able to handle an intense workload and schedule in a demanding but pleasant, ethical environment. You’ll be based in England, so you’ll need a UK work permit; some travel to Europe is expected. Training can be provided if needed, although experience as a PA/valet is preferred. The right candidate will be apprenticed into the position by other PA’s working for this celeb in other countries. Remuneration package depending on experience. E-mail the Institute for more details.


Usual expected duties; remuneration packages DOE. Training can be provided for the right candidates, but the client is really looking for reliable and service-oriented individuals with a good work ethic who already have the necessary skill sets and some experience. E-mail us for more details if you think you may qualify and are interested.

The Institute is dedicated to raising service standards by broadly disseminating the mindset and superior service expertise of that time-honored, quintessential service provider, the British Butler, updated with modern people skills, and adapted to the needs of modern employers and guests in staffed homes, luxury hotels, resorts, spas, retirement communities, jets, yachts & cruise ships around the world.»

Por Amer A. Vargas

Amer A. Vargas graduated with a Tourism Degree specializing in hotel management from CETT (Center for Tourism Studies) in Barcelona and spent the following decade in the service industry. Beginning as a waiter and then supervisor in high-end restaurants, he was next made responsible for raising service standards through staff training programs. After receiving further training as a butler, he worked as a butler and valet in private service as well as hotels in England and Europe.

During this time period, he translated the best-selling industry texts Butlers & Household Managers, 21st Century Professionals and Hotel Butlers, The Great Service Differentiators into Spanish and is currently creating butler training materials in the Spanish language.

As the Director of Spanish-speaking Markets, Amer is responsible for making the technology of butling available in private residences and hotels in the Spanish-speaking countries of the world. He provides consultation, placement, and training services in these countries.