Downton Abbey watchers: yes, positions as butlers do exist. A butler may work in a hotel or within a personal household, for example, there can be positions as butlers in Royal palaces, in the Middle East with wealthy families for example. The scope is endless. It is not just royalty who need the services of butlers: you might work on a ship or a cruise liner. Today, the latest innovation in the hotel trade is idea of homes-as-hotels or 'hotel-homes'. These new ventures have a demand for butlers and household staff.s
There are many related jobs. A senior butler might be called a 'house manager' or 'Major Domo' he/she will look after other household staff such as cooks, gardeners, concierges and so on. A valet or personal assistant is more likely to be used to describe a butler working in a smaller household. In larger establishments, a butler might be in charge of under butlers or footmen or supervise assistant butlers.
Depending on the scope of the role, this sort of position can vary from working as a personal assistant and helping in all office matters to working in charge of staff, welcoming and receiving guests and looking after general duties within the household. You might be in charge of domestic tasks, to looking after children and looking after other household staff. It could mean that you look after some areas of cooking, driving, looking after household maintenance from security, gardens, buildings and the welfare of the house's personnel and other members of the family. In large private households, a footman or under butler will look after perhaps one member of the family. Here you will be responsible for scheduling the day to day diary, helping with keeping the person's wardrobe. You will keep the person's rooms ordered and accompany your assigned member of the family on business and private trips.