Full-time Nanny in Medford

We are a Medford-based family looking for a nurturing and reliable caregiver for our 5-month-old. Let me know if this sounds interesting to you!

Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30 in our cat-friendly home. Parents will work from home some days each week.

Pay: $25/hour

Benefits: Paid vacation, national holidays, and sick days. 40 guaranteed hours per week.

Limits on responsibilities: No vacation travel with the family.

START DATE: 02/13/2023 (flexible but as soon as possible)

Contact amwebb87@gmail.com

Receptionist (West Newton)

Company: The Fessenden School

Position: Receptionist & Office Assistant

Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Start Date: February 6th.

Position Overview: The receptionist’s primary responsibilities are to staff the School’s reception area by greeting visitors, answering and directing incoming calls; keeping the lobby area tidy; and performing a range of office support activities including, but not limited to, data entry and administrative tasks. The receptionist will also assist the Lower School office with duties that contribute to the smooth functioning of the Lower School. The receptionist will work directly with employees and visitors providing courteous, friendly, and professional assistance.

Principle Receptionist Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):


  • Answer main phone line and transfer calls as needed
  • Maintain phone system directories (electronic and print)
  • Partner with technology office for phone system maintenance


  • Greet and direct visitors with a calm and friendly demeanor.


  • Sort and organize incoming and outgoing mail and packages
  • Coordinate mailing fulfillment projects with school offices and outside vendors
  • Stock mailroom supplies and keep the room organized and tidy

Department Office Support (examples, not limited to):

  • Assist Lower School Office during the school year. Duties may include:
    • Check and update daily attendance and dismissal online
    • Correspond with parents and teachers regarding early pick-up and dismissal changes
    • Help to coordinate events and create name tags
    • Assist with parent conference day registration
    • Fill student transcript requests
    • Make service calls for copier, laminator, office equipment
    • Sort and organize snack bins for classrooms
  • Prepare name tags for school events
  • Enter and/or update data to ensure database integrity and data standards
  • Assist departments with mailings and/or invoicing (collate, stuff envelopes, affix postage, etc.)
  • Perform all other duties and administrative tasks as assigned by the Director of Administrative and Strategic Affairs


  • Monday – Friday: late August through mid-June: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • During winter, summer, and March breaks: a shorter reception shift, but no less than 4 hours per day

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Professional, personable, and calm demeanor
  • Technology: proficient in GoogleApps including Gmail, GoogleDocs, Google Sheets, Google Calendar; creating and manipulating spreadsheets, assorted documents, mail merges, and labels; and facility working with databases 
  • Well organized and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters appropriately
  • Capability to operate and maintain office and mailing equipment
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, stand to sort mail, and operate a computer, mail equipment, and copier
  • Successful completion of background investigations including criminal (CORI) and sex offender (SORI)

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through Fessenden’s Career Site ( https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment) (no phone calls, please). At some point during the interview process, the School will require a list of references with name, title, phone number, and email address. (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.)

Student Volunteer Opportunity with LCS Tutors

We are LCS Tutoring, a community service organization at Tufts devoted to pairing Jumbos with K-12 students in the Medford/Somerville areas for tutoring, and we are currently recruiting for the spring semester! This is a great opportunity for Tufts students to give back to their local community and is a rewarding experience. Our goal is to allow students to have the freedom of tutoring in any subject and age group that they feel comfortable with, and we offer a multitude of resources and events to support our tutors.

Students can sign up to be a tutor using the following link: https://forms.gle/J8eFZqqr1fgfMwar8.

Occasional babysitter (Ball Square)

My wife and I are looking for an occasional babysitter for our eight-year-old daughter.  We are looking for someone who can arrange their own transportation to and from our house in Ball Square (near the new Green Line stop and buses), non-smoker, CPR certified, vaccinated for Covid, and okay with 3 cute and non-aggressive cats.

Responsibilities would include playing, reading books, helping with homework, serving dinner, and helping her get ready for bed. We would pay $25/hour.

Interested candidates can reach out to Marc via email at marck.harmon@gmail.com or via phone at 781-960-3251

3Point hiring for SEL

3PointFoundation is looking to hire someone to teach our social emotional learning curriculum for middle schoolers, once a week from 9:00-12:00 on Sundays, starting in February for 8 weeks. This would entail teaching 3 classes for 45 minutes each with the assistance of university students.

The compensation of $30/hr. would include an hour of prep time.

Interested candidates can contact Joan Arches at Joan.Arches@umb.edu

Girlstart seeking part-time program leaders

Girlstart, a non-profit org committed to empowering girls in STEM, is hiring part-time program leaders for this spring semester. This is a PAID opportunity to work with students and lead fun, hands-on STEM lessons at nearby elementary after-school programs.  

  • The commitment is 5 hours per week: about 1.5 hour after school from about 3:00-4:30 pm one day per week at a nearby elementary school, plus your planning and travel time.

Job Description:

Girlstart is seeking MULTIPLE college-aged program leaders to lead fun, hands-on, STEM-focused after-school programs in the Boston area. This is a great opportunity to work directly with elementary school girls on hands-on science, engineering, technology, and math activities. Improve your leadership and communication skills, build your problem solving and critical thinking abilities, be a positive and meaningful role model, and change the lives for girls in your area! All majors and experience levels are welcome to apply!

Girlstart is offering an in-person and virtual information session (see details below), but you can learn more about the position here and apply directly online even if you can’t attend an info session. Questions? Email Annie from Girlstart at annie@girlstart.org. We hope to see you at one of the info sessions!

Info Sessions: 

Wednesday, February 8th from 11:00am -2:00pm: In-person in the Campus Center

Thursday, February 9th from 10:30 – 11:30am: Virtually by following this link

Friday, February 10th from 11:00am – 12:00pm: Virtually by following this link

Interim Percussion Ensemble Teacher

Position Type: Part-Time, exempt position

Dates: January 3rd, 2023 to June 15th, 2023

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA.  The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.  For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks a Percussion Ensemble Teacher to lead two sections of the Middle School Percussion Ensemble and two sections of the Upper School Percussion Ensemble for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.  This position is part-time and will end on June 13, 2023. Each ensemble meets twice per week for 50 minutes. Students will study a variety of percussion repertoire from around the world and each section will prepare a piece for the Spring Concert performance in May. The teacher will collaborate with the other Music faculty team members to plan and execute those concert performances. The teacher will be responsible for assessing students twice during the Spring Semester, crafting a narrative comment and assigning an effort grade in March, and assigning a final Effort Grade in June. 

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach eight 50-minute Percussion Ensemble classes per week in the Middle and Upper School 
  • Lead the Percussion Ensembles in performance at the Middle School Spring Concert and Upper School Spring Concert in late May
  • Partner with other members of the music faculty team to coordinate consistency in the curriculum and concert programming
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education 
  • Two years of classroom music teaching experience
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students and parents
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, social justice, diversity and equity
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education
  • Successful criminal background check, and pre-employment physical examination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education
  • Teaching certification 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment.  A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required.