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SUMMER WEEKENDS in Park Slope with a chess-loving his energy boy, 8.

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Do you LOVE chess and have a rating of 1700-1800 on Are you free on weekends and looking to connect with a new family for a few months this summer? Would you love to have an experience employer and work on a great team?! A wonderful veteran SmartFamily is returning to the city on weekends after spending the last year upstate and would love to have someone fun and engaging who can work with their son this summer. He's a pretty avid chess player, so having someone who doesn't mind spending their days studying tactics, playing together or online, hosting chess friends for tournaments, and generally bonding with him is the most ideal. He has a twin sister, though they are also looking for someone to spending the weekends with her, too, so you'll be a part of a team and sometimes with both kids, depending on schedules. Mom and dad will be around and are super kind and experienced as employers (we've worked with them for YEARS). They're a great family who really values their SmartSitters and the relationships they build with their kids. They can guarantee the income, offer more hours at time, especially if someone is looking to spend some time upstate at their place (private apartment above the garage and separate from the main house), and they can offer a monthly metrocard as an added benefit! It's $25-30/hour gross for 20 hours/week guaranteed. The role will begin ASAP through at least 8/8/2021, and potentially to September or longer! This is am amazing opportunity for someone looking to make a potential long-term connection with a great family.

The Ideal Sitter for this Job

If you love chess this job is for you! It's the whole focus of the role as they boy is so into right now and the family really wants him to have a fun and engaging chess partner this summer. Ideally, the person will have a lichess rating of 1700-1800+ and be willing to play, talk about, and breathe chess for the summer with him. This job is so great as it will also be a part of a team as the family is hiring another SmartSitter to spend weekends with their daughter, too. It's a great opportunity to be a part of a team and build a bond with a wonderful and kind family. This summer, they just want the kids to have fun and be able to focus on their interests to really be happy!


Saturdays and Sundays, from 8-6 PM, with flexibility. Starting as soon as Saturday, June 5, and ending on August 8, with some possibility of an extension through to September. They are happy to guarantee at least 20 hours/week!

About the Children

boy, 8- He obviously loves chess and is super into it. He's been playing online this past year or so and the opportunity to have his own chess partner is thrilling to him! He breathes chess and would play all day! He also has a twin sister, but she will have her own SmartSitter.


Spending the weekends with the boy, and sometimes his twin sister, playing chess, learning tactics, hosting chess tournaments or playing online, etc. He's all about chess, so this piece is important. Helping with some light meal prep, tidying after, and generally keeping the space clean. Taking him to the park and running around with him, and really focusing on his care and emotional needs this summer.

Additional Information

Both parents are vaccinated and they prefer to have a vaccinated sitter as well.

  • Rate

    $25-30/hour gross, plus a metorcard and guaranteed income


    through 8/8/2021 or potentially longer

    Total Hours per Week

    20 hours/week guaranteed

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