Liberal, worldly and hilarious family of 3 in Santa Barbara, CA is seeking an exceptional nanny/family assistant who LOVES to COOK! Duties will include making a healthy and delicious family dinner, stocking the fridge with healthy go-to snacks, doing the weekly meal planning and grocery shopping, running errands, providing childcare for their inquisitive 6-year-old girl in the late afternoons and general household assistance. The family has a housekeeper so there is no housekeeping involved, but you should be comfortable cleaning up the kitchen after cooking.

LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA

SCHEDULE: The general schedule is Monday-Friday from 10-6. 40 hours weekly with flexibility to do overnights or a weekend day on occasion.

COMPENSATION: $40-$50/hr depending on experience on payroll, $500/monthly health insurance stipend.


  • Strong swimmer
  • Dog friendly
  • Covid Vaccination plus boosters
  • Passport ready, willing to travel domestically and internationally and to their second residence in upstate New York.

This role is perfect for someone who considers themselves a Jill (or Jack!) of All Trades – who is just as comfortable making lasagna from scratch or foraging in the garden for fresh veggies as they are in the carpool line! The ideal candidate has a culinary background and/or is very used to cooking family dinners. You should be able to quickly take charge and see what needs to be done and be someone who just “get’s s&*t” done (mom’s words.). If you’re a bit uptight or if an off-color joke makes you blush this probably wouldn’t be the right role for you – but if you can roll with it, have fun, and laugh at yourself then you’ll fit right in. The family is hoping to interview ASAP and will do in-person trials with top candidates (cooking will be a part of those trials as it’s an important part of this role!). If you enjoy cooking, kids, and love to laugh while you work then don’t miss this exciting opportunity! Apply Now!

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