Benjamin V.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, B.F.A Drama

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
New York City, 08/13 - Present
Boy, age 10

Babysitter
New York City, 01/12 - Present
Girl, age 6

Babysitter
New York City, 03/12 - Present
Girl, age 10

Mentor
Pittsburgh, 07/11 - 05/13
Boys and Girls, age 9

Camp Counselor/Drama Teacher
Cleveland, Georgia, 06/11 - 08/11, 06/12 - 08/12
Boys and Girls, age 6-17

Professional Experience

Theater Directing
New York City, 01/13 - 07/13

Theater Directing
Pittsburgh, 12/12 - 03/13

Waiter
Pittsburgh, 08/10 - 05/11

About Me

Theater and performance have been an essential element throughout my childhood. I have had babysitters that encouraged my creativity and curiosity within the arts, and have provided all the while a safe and comfortable environment. I was raised that way and hope to impart similar drive and love for artistic activities to children that I babysit. I have years of experience in creating plays and circuses starring the child (and occasionally stuffed animals and action figures). For older kids, I am well-versed in a range of activities, sports, and video games. When babysitting I attend to every moment as part of an overall experience that is structured, fun, and safe.

As a young theater professional, I enjoy reading periodicals featuring current events and philosophical essays. I love going to museums and setting up picnics in the park. I enjoy old movies and am a huge movie buff (I know everything about the James Bond series). Having recently graduated from college with a BFA in Drama I have nurtured my passion of the arts by sharing it with children of all ages.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs

I will be SmartSitting while…

Developing and directing plays and musicals with my collaborators.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working for a theater while producing and directing my own work.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I am fluent in English and Italian, and proficient in German and French. I am a great cook and take pride in expanding a child's palette to foods they don't usually eat. I love putting on shows and circuses with kids. And I really enjoy making up new games and activities.