Mimi W.

Education

Parsons School of Design, B.F.A. with Honors

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, M.F.A.

French Culinary Institute, Grande Diplome

Childcare Experience

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, Fall 2012 - Present
Girl, age 6-7

After-School / Weekend Babysitter
New York, NY, 03/12 - 09/12
Twin boys, age 5

Weekend Babysitter
Newark, NJ and New York, NY, 2006 - 2009
Girl, aged 6-9

After-School Art Teacher
New York, NY, 2002-2005
Children, ages 11-13

Professional Experience

Personal Chef
New York, NY and Europe, 2007 - Present

Coordinator of the Visual and Performing Arts Program at The New School
New York, NY, 2009 - 2011

Personal Assistant
New York, NY, 2006 - 2007

Program Coordinator of Visual Arts Program at The New School
New York, 2005 - 2006

Adjunct Faculty and Photography Instructor
New York, NY, 1993 - 2005

About Me

I have had many jobs in the arts over the years and have always tried to do work which I found fun, interesting and challenging. My background is in photography and film-making which I worked in for quite a while. I was a photography teacher at college level as well as for children in an after school program. I even worked in administration for the New School Art Programs. I also started attending a Creative Arts Therapy certificate program at the New School as I thought about pursuing a career as an art therapist but I ended up going to culinary school instead. A life long interest of mine is cooking and I decided to get professional training at the French Culinary Institute after which I worked as a personal chef. During five of these years, I have taken care of children in my spare time. All my skills and experience have made working with children quite memorable. I have much to share and I am very happy to continue teaching children what I know. Children are so amazing; helping and watching them proudly complete projects is the best feeling I know.

The children I have been lucky to care for have enjoyed our arts and crafts sessions, cooking classes and museum visits. It is paramount for me keep to children guided, interested, and safe in the activities we are involved in. I try to engage children in healthy lifestyle habits and I encourage their creativity at every turn.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Continuing my art work.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Enjoying life and continuing my art work.

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

I speak excellent French, German and Polish. I am a trained chef with experience in healthy cooking and special diets. I knit, sew, make jewelry, draw, paint and am a photographer. I taught an after school program in photography. I frequent museums and I know every art museum in NYC like the back of my hand.