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Nanny & Babysitter in New York
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Amy R.     Age 48      Female      New York  - Ninth Street
 
Member ID: 23365 
Seeking work as a : Babysitter or Mother's Helper 
Position Type: Live-Out, Part Time 
 
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  About Me
 
My name is Amy and I am Irish. I love being around and playing with children. I like to try to get them off so much technology and act the fool with me every once in a while. It is a challenge. I come from a big family and have 7 nieces and nephews varying in ages from 5 up to 16.. I have had a lot of fun with them in Ireland when I see them. I moved back here to NYC continue my path as a writer/teacher. I ran my own company in Dublin called Act The Maggot. I teach drama. I also speak Spanish. Who knows I might do it here too. Maybe next year. In the meantime, babysitting will be perfect. Thanks for reading. 
 
 
Valid Driver's License:
Yes 
Has a Vehicle:
No 
Can Swim Well:
Yes 
Smoking Status:
Non-Smoker 
Comfortable with pets:
Yes 
Languages spoken:
English, English, Spanish 
 
My Nationality:
Irish 
Background Check:
Willing to obtain 
Eligible to work in the U.S.:
Yes 
Civil Status:
Divorced 
Religion/Spiritual Practice:
Christian 
 
 
  Work Experience & Education Background
 
10 years experience, 2 references
I have cared for children up in Connecticut & in Queens. Occasional weekend & evening babysitting. Two boys aged 13 & 10 in one family and a girl aged 14 in the other. I can supply references.
I also have 7 nieces and nephews and was always helping my sisters and minding their kids during the mornings or afternoons as I taught drama & creative writing freelance and often at night. 
 
 
Childcare experience within the following age groups:
3 - 12 months, 1 - 2 years, 2 - 5 years, 5 - 10 years, over 10 years of age  
Education/Training:
Graduated High School or Equivalent, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, CPR Training, First Aid Training 
EDUCATION and TRAINING Train the Trainer Distinction, Fusion Training, Dublin (2011), Drama Facilitation & Methodologies Diploma (2008) Masters in Journalism, Dublin City University, Ireland (2003) Meisner Actor Training, William Esper Studio, New York (1996) B.A. honors degree in English & Spanish, University College Dublin, Ireland (1993) Fluent Spanish, MS Office, MAC OS. Internet & Social Media savvy. Meditation. Yoga. Cycling. Walked Camino de Santiago 840km in Spain, Cycle Against Suicide (April 2013) Women’s Aid Cycle (2008) Volunteered for Fighting Words, DePaul Ireland & Irish Cancer Society.  
 
  Job Preferences
 
Seeking work as a :
Babysitter or Mother's Helper 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Part Time 
Work Hours:
20 - 30 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   Less than 3 months
 
   3 - 12 months
 
   Occasional/As Needed
 
Childcare Duties:
   Running errands
 
   Limited/light housekeeping
 
   Occasional supervision of childrens friends/guests
 
   Help with homework
 
   Adhere to special dietary rules (vegetarian, kosher, lactose intolerant, etc.)
 
   Packing Children's lunches
 
   Planning activities for the children
 
 
Desired Start Date:
March 24, 2015 
Desired Salary:
$20/Hour 
Will work with up to:
Two children 
Will travel with the family:
Yes 
Will care  Special Needs Children:
No 
Housekeeping Duties:
   Initial preparation of family's dinner as directed
 
   Full meal preparation and service
 
   Keep the kitchen tidy during work hours
 
   Greeting/serving household guests
 
   Walk dog and/or pet care
 
   Plant care (indoor)
 
   Grocery shopping regularly as directed
 
   Dust/Vacuum entire house, minumum weekly frequency
 
   Sweep kitchen floor daily
 
   Mop Kitchen floor weekly, minumum weekly frequency
 
   Errands, including dry cleaning, as directed
 
   Book household travel arrangements
 
   Supervise contractors and tradespersons
 
   Supervise other household staff
 
   Event and entertainment planning and organization
 
 
 
Additional Experiences/Qualifications/Preferences:
Amy Q. Irish-born, U.S. citizen: Skilled writer and copy editor experienced Executive Assistant Intelligent, entrepreneurial self-starter with proven track record in turning ideas into action Trained actor with excellent broadcast voice Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills Motivated creative thinker Life-long learner who grasps the language of each new business or community environment . EDITORIAL & COPY EDITOR ROLES Feb 2006-Oct 2008 Acting Chief Copy Editor & Copy Editor, TV Week, Irish Mail on Sunday, Dublin Acting editor of TV section for Sunday newspaper magazine during editor s absence. Role includes: managing team of copy editors, making editorial decisions, liaising with picture desk, PR companies and London print team. Duties include: research, rewriting and editing, writing captions, stand firsts and headlines and writing television reviews - strict print deadlines. Feb 2006-Oct 2008 Travel Writer, Reviewer, Irish Mail on Sunday Newspaper: Writing 2,000-word travel pieces and 250-word book reviews for the Culture section of national Sunday paper. Sep 2003-Aug 2005 Copy Editor, Irish Independent Newspaper: Regular shift work as Copy Editor on news and feature desks of Ireland s highest selling national broadsheet & tabloid newspaper. Jul 2003-Sep 2003 Reviewer, Feature Writer, Copy Editor, Irish Times Newspaper Completed 8-week training placement as part of MA in Journalism at DCU. Published several arts features and theatre reviews and worked on both news and features copy editing desks. SELF EMPLOYED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Writer, Editor, Founder of Act The Maggot www.actthemaggot.com 07/01/08 08/15/14 After 12 years in the professional acting and media world, I retrained as a facilitator and fused my skills in starting my own company: a boutique-style Acting & Creative Writing School for adults that incorporates drama, mindfulness, music & movement tools to engage & entertain participants. Writing and editing curriculum & facilitating for 6-week courses in beginners acting & creative writing aimed at working adults. Identifying a niche market, building from scratch. Writing, editing and design of Website and Logo plus editing all related social media links, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and creating images used for Act The Maggot . Devising Team-Building & Effective Communication sessions for the corporate sector. Writing pitches for community projects and mental health organizations to deliver tailor-made sessions for adults living with a mental health diagnosis & young people at risk. Successfully filled 18 evening courses with 16 participants in each, often with a waiting list. Awarded Arts Council of Ireland funding for European Improv & Circus Arts (2013, 2011). Awarded scholarship training with London Sesame Institute (specialized movement training) by Mental Health Reform Ireland (2011) in recognition of innovative work using applied arts in the mental health, wellness sector. Other duties: Administration, Strategic Planning, Accounts & Training new facilitators. Clients included: St. Patrick s Mental Hospital Dublin, Gateway Mental Health Project, Dublin CACI Insurance Dublin; Dell; Gorey Youth Needs, Wexford, Griese Youth Theatre, Kildare. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Celebrity Talent Assistant, Macy s Parade & Entertainment Group, New York 09/08/14 11/28/14 Assisting Talent Manager booking celebrity talent appearing at Macy s 88th Thanksgiving Day Parade. Writing and editing all documentation for 23 groups of VIPs. Stage-managing six Broadway Show performances day of parade. Liaising between NBC staff, Macy s Operations team and Broadway performers ensuring a smooth broadcast. Coordinating flight, car service and accommodation. Other duties include administrative support, contracts and research. BROADCAST JOURNALISM Oct 03-Jul 04 Radio Reporter, ICR FM, Co. Donegal, Ireland Dublin-based arts reporter to daily magazine radio show. Travelled to Canada as reporter for radio documentary series on emigrant links between Inishowen, Co. Donegal and New Brunswick, Canada. Feb 02-Sep 02 Radio Producer/Presenter, RTE, Annalivia, FM, Dublin: Originated and developed, researched, produced, edited and presented six-part series of new cultural and arts radio show City Treasures. Also originated and co-produced new profile show Closeup. I was also hired as a freelance researcher by RTE s (Ireland s Public Broadcaster) arts show Rattlebag. PRESS RELATIONS & other Aug 05-Nov 05 Press Relations Officer, Gate Theatre, Dublin: Generating press releases and setting up interviews. Researching, writing and editing program material for the Pinter 75 theatre festival booklet to celebrate Harold Pinter s 75th birthday. Aug 98 Feb 99 Actor, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York: Played comic keening woman Biddy Madigan in The Shaughraun and leading role in Eclipsed at Irish Off-Broadway theatre in Chelsea. Got my Actors Equity Card. John Simon of New York Magazine said my performance was gripping . Jun 94-Sep 94 Bicycle Tour Guide, Bite of the Apple Tours, New York: Delivered three two-hour guided bicycle tours per day in English & Spanish in New York s famous Central Park in Manhattan. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Feb 99-Jul 2000 Guild Assistant, New York City Ballet, New York: Event organization; lunches, afternoon tea parties, Spring & Summer Galas and assigning seating & tickets for valued patrons. Mar 97-Jan 99 Executive Assistant, ESPN/ABC Television, New York: Communicating through Spanish to programming clients in South America, organizing international meetings and conference calls; expense reports, travel itineraries and carrying out general administrative duties. EDUCATION and TRAINING Train the Trainer Distinction, Fusion Training, Dublin (2011), Drama Facilitation & Methodologies Diploma (2008) Masters in Journalism, Dublin City University, Ireland (2003) Meisner Actor Training, William Esper Studio, New York (1996) B.A. honors degree in English & Spanish, University College Dublin, Ireland (1993) Fluent Spanish, MS Office, MAC OS. Internet & Social Media savvy. Meditation. Yoga. Cycling. Walked Camino de Santiago 840km in Spain, Cycle Against Suicide (April 2013) Women s Aid Cycle (2008) Volunteered for Fighting Words, DePaul Ireland & Irish Cancer Society.  
 
 
  References
 
Deborah Slazyk 
A good friend since 1994. I have minded her kids (Boys 13 & 10) on occasional nights & for full weekends. 
 
 
Diane McNamara 
Good friend since 1998. I have minded her daughter (14) on occasional nights & for full weekends.