Our babysitter got a great job pursuing his passion for green buildings. So we need a high energy, bubbly, caring, responsible, organized person who wants a decent paycheck with flexible hours, lots of time off, benefits. independence and potential for growth! If you are interested or can recommend someone else, please email me!
Below is a detailed description of what we're looking for. Would be perfect for someone with a late-night social life, a writer, an artist, or just someone looking to make a career transition with people who can help get her there.
We are essentially looking for a right-hand person at the intersection of our personal and professional lives. Allison is one of the top people in her profession and generally works 14 hour days from her office in midtown. She misses the family dearly and tries to make up for it on weekends. I run a business downtown that helps start internet companies and and juggle all the other stuff at home.
We are most successful with people who see this not just as a babysitting job, but as an opportunity to jumpstart a career or pursue an aspiration. One of our babysitters has gone into computer project management. Another as a retail store manager. One still works for me, but as my office manager, using admin skills she developed while helping to manage our household.
Because of this, the opportunities are flexible based on the person's interest and aspirations. Obviously, our basic need is babysitting, but that's generally a part-time activity. We have a couple of renovations we're planning. We are very active in non-profits. We and our kids are very social with the good fortune to have a great and large network of down-to-earth friends. There's a lot of work managing these activities.
The kids are both incredibly funny, silly, affectionate, and physical. They are into Transformers, spy stuff, science art, swimming and climbing. Their personalities couldn't be more different. Ben (8) is extremely sensitive and emotionally precocious. He struggles mightily with reading and worries that his friends laugh at his difficulties. Elliott (5) is tough, intellectually and artistically precocious and has a magnetic personality that means he doesn't have to work to make friends and too often gets anything he wants.
The minimum schedule is based on the kids. The rest is flexible. Here are some data points on the kids schedule:
* M-Th: 3 - 8pm
* Occasional late-nights when we have events (about 2-4x per month)
* Occasional Saturday nights (1x per month)
* School holidays and breaks: 8-6pm
Compensation is based on a full-time salary of $42K per year, plus bonus. Benefits kick in after 3 months, including health insurance, major holidays, 3-4 weeks of vacation, subway reimbursement, plus cellphone or Blackberry. We also travel as a family a fair amount - when we're gone those days are also paid days off.
If you have or are pursuing a college degree, have a driver's license, have experience tutoring or as a camp counselor, can swim, and know how to play, we're interested in hearing from you.