We are seeking a coordinator and small team of experienced educators, camp counselors and/or caregivers to support the Du Bois Forum’s third annual writers’ retreat in Amenia, New York, July 18-21 (Thursday evening through Sunday midday).  Founded by Tufts Professors Dr. Kendra Field and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, the Du Bois Forum is an annual convening of writers and artists. More information about the Du Bois Forum can be found here:  

Duties and Requirements: Planning, leading, and/or supporting relevant programming for children of retreat participants, Thursday evening through Sunday midday.  Candidates should have experience as camp counselors, educators and/or significant caregiving experience, and should be pediatric CPR certified (or willing to be certified).  The retreat weekend is intense but rewarding.  Depending on experience,

Location: The majority of the retreat takes place at Troutbeck in Amenia, NY, about 2.5-3 hours from Boston.

Pay: $20-$30/ hour ($400-$900 for the weekend), plus lodging and meals, depending on experience, hours, and role. 

If interested, please send your resume to

Babysitter for young children (Arlington) (8/5-8/9)

Hello! We are looking for a babysitter for our two children (4.5 and 1.5 years old) from August 5-9. We would love if you are also available for occasional date nights. We are seeking someone who is responsible, caring, and experienced. 

Duties: playing inside and outside (including walking to the nearby park), changing diapers, feeding, putting our toddler down for naps, tidying up after the kids. We are ideally looking for someone who can drive the kids to a planned activity that week (using our car.)  

Location: We live in Arlington and have street parking. 

Requirements: 3+ years with young children; CPR/first-aid certified; up to date on all vaccines, including COVID and flu vaccines/boosters; non-smoker; excellent references; clean criminal record and a good driving record. Preferred qualifications: experience with children with severe allergies.

Pay: $25-33 / hour depending on experience 


Babysitter for 3-year-old (Cambridge)

We are looking for a babysitter to look after my 3 year old son for date nights, last minute fill in or days on the weekend for a few hours. I am a mental health clinician and my husband is a writer. The job would be at our house in Cambridge and $22/hour.

If you’re interested, please reach out to Natasha at We can provide more info and can also offer a regular set of hours each week if we find a good match. Thanks!

Occassional Babysitter for one child (Medford, MA)

We are seeking an occasional babysitter for my 9 week old son so my husband and I can have the occasional date night – most likely on the weekends for 4-6 hours in the evenings.
We live in the Fulton Heights neighborhood in Medford, MA but are happy to provide transportation (pick up/drop off or Uber/Lyft). We are looking to compensate $20/hour.

To express your interest or for further questions please contact Caroline Culbertson at

Monday Afternoon Babysitting – 5/13 through 6/24 (East Arlington)

We are looking for a sitter to commit to about 6 weeks of weekly babysitting:
2:30-5:30pm every Monday afternoon from 5/13 – 6/24 (excluding Memorial Day)

We have a 2.5 yr/old and an almost 1 yr/old. Job would include getting the kids up from their naps, giving a snack, and playing in the house or yard, maybe walking to the park down the street. We live in East Arlington near Thorndike field, less than 10 minutes from Tufts.

Strong preference for someone who has cared for very young children before. Pay is $25-$30/hour based on experience/qualifications.

Please contact Natalie Brown by text at 703-229-3580 or email at

Occassional babysitter for 2 children (North Cambridge, MA)

I’m looking for an occasional weeknight or weekend evening babysitter for my two sons (Ages 10 & 4). We live in North Cambridge, accessible by bus and Davis Sq. Red Line stop.

We are hoping to find someone who could watch the boys while we go out in the evenings. We pay $20/hour. Depending on the time in the evening, the 4 year old will be either in bed or ready for bed by the time we’d have someone show up, and the 10 year old is self sufficient (although not quite sufficient enough to watch the 4 year old on his own!).

Please reach out to Dena at 617.285.1352 or for further information or to express your interest.

Nanny for infant, 35-40hr/wk, one year (Medford, MA)

A family is looking for a nanny for their infant son (6m old), for 1y (12mo) beginning late may to early june. Hours around 10am-6pm weekdays.
Must be:
* up to date with vaccines, including COVID.
* Infant CPR & first aid certified

Nice to have:
* Past experience with an infant
* Multiple prior employments as a nanny
* Degree or experience related to early childhood education

Family lives by Tufts, both work from home, and have 2 cats. Beginning to introduce solids. Please contact us at if interested.

Babysitter for two 9 year olds (Beverly, MA)

I am looking for a reliable babysitter starting May 20th for my twin 9 year old daughters in Beverly, MA. For the months of May and June, babysitting will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5, including drop offs at activities. For July and August, babysitting will be Mondays from 8:30-6 and Wednesdays from 2-6. If interested, care opportunities could be extended into the school year. My girls are active, energetic, fun individuals who love arts and crafts, playing outside, and going on adventures. They love people with a good sense of humor and a lot of energy. Payment can be negotiated. Please contact me at

Dog Sitting Opportunity for a week (Medford, MA)

Seeking dog sitting services for our sweet pup, Ava, while we are away from April 13th-21st. Ava is a 5 year old black lab mix who loves going for walks around the neighborhood, meeting new people, and cuddling up with those around her. She’s very food driven, fully house trained, and loves playing with her toys. Her dislikes include the rain and skateboards. 
Ava’s day usually consists of breakfast around 7am, a 30ish min walk, then she generally hangs out until the afternoon where she has a quick bathroom break outside. She has “snack” at 4pm followed by another 30ish min walk. She’ll eat dinner around 6pm, and do one more trip outside before bed around 9pm. 
We are offering $80/day. You can either stay with her at our place in Medford, or have her at your place if easier/permitted (provided there aren’t other animals or small children around).  We can provide drop off and pick up in that case. Please email Caitlin Kennedy if you are interested at

Occasional Childcare Needed (Arlington)

We are looking for childcare support for occasional needs (for instance 1-2 weekend days a month, evenings, specific weekdays as needed). We do have an upcoming need on 4/11 (flexible with times).

We are a family of 3 with an almost 2 year-old daughter living in Arlington, MA. Our daughter loves to read, talk, dance, and outdoor play. Responsibilities include supervising play (indoors and outdoors in our fenced in backyard), providing snacks and meals (pre-prepared), and light cleaning up after our toddler.

Rates between $25-30 dependent upon experience. We do also have two friendly golden retrievers who will be around but there are no responsibilities for their care. If interested, please email