Washington DC, Live-in After School Sitter, late Jan-Feb, Capitol Hill, Room & Board/15 Hrs. Week

USA / Ellen Psychas

Are you an ultra-reliable, high-energy traveler, age 18-28, with babysitting experience for school-age kids? Would you like to spend a month exploring DC this winter on a tiny budget?

We’re a friendly Capitol Hill family of four living in a big historic house a 15-minute walk from the white US Capitol Dome you see on TV. We’re looking for a responsible, cheerful, adventurous young person willing to travel to DC to help us fill a month-long gap between au pairs in return for room and board (but not airfare or pay). The gig is from mid-late January to mid-late February (3-5-week commitment). The mellow work involves picking up two outgoing and reasonably well-behaved girls, ages 6 and 8, from their local school and hanging out with them in the afternoons. The children (no special needs) love outdoor adventures and visiting kid-friendly museums, so this would be a great gig for a lady who wants to explore DC sites during the cold but quiet off-season. 15 hours/week of babysitting total.

Temp babysitter stays in charming, comfortable bedroom on our peaceful top floor, with WiFi and TV, and uses guest bathroom on level below. Arrangement includes meals, use of household supplies, bicycle and Metro passes.

Babysitter needs to have good spoken English and to be able to provide a babysitting reference (somebody we can talk to). No driver’s license needed. Working hours roughly weekdays 3-6:30 pm. Free time is your own.

Email “Ellen” with “Parents Helper-Jobs Abroad” in subject line at epsych@hotmail.com. Tell us dates you could be available, relevant personal qualities and experience, your age, visa/travel situation (e.g. gap year, work break, backpacking). If you sound like you might work out for us, we’ll send pictures and arrange to speak via Skype/Facetime.

Nationalities Accepted/Visa Requirements: EU Nationals Only, ESTA Status Preferred

Expires: Feb 14, 2019


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