Urgently required: Female nanny and paid management couple at stunning agriturismo from February to Oct 2022

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Urgently required: Female nanny and paid management couple at stunning agriturismo from February to Oct 2022

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  • DescriptionOverview:

    Help URGENTLY required at stunning Sicilian agriturismo. We run a small, picturesque agriturismo in the beautiful Platani valley - 20 mins north of Agrigento and the famous valley of the Temples. We have a small toddler and are expecting our second baby in March this year so we are URGENTLY looking to fill two positions in 2022.

    POSITION 1 (volunteer): We need a female volunteer ASAP to be a nanny/aupair. The role is relaxed. Your main responsibility will be looking after our toddler and helping us around the home and in the kitchen. If you like cooking that's a bonus and you can learn more about Italian cooking. The female volunteer MUST:
    - like children
    - be native or fluent in English (to communicate with guests when we need a translator)
    - speak Italian to a sufficient level (to communicate with us)
    - be cheery and a people person
    - be reliable and honest
    - already have a European Passport or long-stay Italian visa (we CANNOT help the applicant with this)

    We will provide you with your own en-suite bedroom, all meals and ample time-off to explore the beautiful countryside or simply relax by our pool. And true to Sicilian tradition we will welcome you into our family! We also have dogs and a horse.

    POSITION 2 (paid): We need a couple to help us run our agriturismo. The successful applicants will be responsible for housekeeping/cleaning, kitchen assistance, running the breakfast buffet, liasing and helping to host guests and occasional farm work. Hospitality and catering experience would be an advantage. The couple MUST:
    - be native or fluent in English (to communicate with guests)
    - speak Italian to a sufficient level (to communicate with us)
    - be cheery and like meeting people
    - be reliable and honest
    - be hardworking and happy to help when it is busy (which is why this position is paid).
    - already have European Passports or long-stay Italian visa (we CANNOT help the applicants with this)

    This position is paid during the tourist season (following a successful unpaid probationary period). We will also provide you with your own en-suite bedroom and all meals. During your time-off you will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside or simply relax by our pool. And true to Sicilian tradition we will welcome you into our family!

    Getting to us:

    Having your own car is the easiest way to reach us, and also enables you to sightsee more easily. However, it is possible to easily get to us by public transport from both Palermo and Catania International Airports.

    From Palermo airport you can take the train to Aragona Caldare train-station (via Palermo Centrale). From here we will pick you up. Alternatively, if you fly to Catania Airport you can take the bus to Agrigento Centrale Bus station and we will pick you up from here.

    Interested in applying:

    If you are interested in helping us, then please message us in Italian (as we speak limited English and we are looking for someone who understands Italian) or send us an e-mail to feudomuxarello@outlook.com mentioning that you found out about the position on Hippohelp and telling us which of the 2 positions you are interested in. If you could also send us a photo, CV and WhatsApp number that'd be great. We look forward to meeting and hosting you!
  • LocationItaly, Sicily, Province of Agrigento

  • Work
  • Type of work Babysitting / Childcare
    Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with tourists
    Language practice
  • Hours per day Varies . It depends on the role you are applying for. The volunteer nanny/au-pair is a more relaxed role with more free-time. The paid management couple will be required to work longer hours (which is why it is a paid position) but with time off.
  • Work requirements: As above.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: January to October 2022
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:Italian
  • Has pets? There are dogs on our farm. There are also horses, goats, chickens and pigs on our farm but these are far from the agriturismo itself.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We will provide you with one of our beautiful en-suite rooms. It has air-conditioning/heating, a TV and fridge. All meals are included during your stay. Food is an important element in Sicilian culture as are mealtimes, which are shared all together. A lot of food prepared in our kitchen is sourced directly from our farm including our own delicious olive oil, wine and tomato "sugo". Linen/Towels are included and we have a washing machine where you can wash your clothes.
  • Additional info
  • Getting to us:

    Having your own car is the easiest way to reach us, and also enables you to sightsee more easily. However, it is possible to easily get to us by public transport from both Palermo and Catania International Airports.

    From Palermo airport you can take the train to Aragona Caldare train-station (via Palermo Centrale). From here we will pick you up. Alternatively, if you fly to Catania Airport you can take the bus to Agrigento Centrale Bus station and we will pick you up from here.

    Time off:

    There is a swimming pool on our grounds and you can walk in the beautiful countryside. Valley of the Temples/Agrigento are a 20 minute drive away and there are lots of beautiful beaches and hilltop towns within an hours drive.

    Visas/Passports:

    Valid tourist visa/permits are the responsibility of the helper and we cannot assist you with this. We will therefore only accept applicants who have European Passports, or a visa that gives them the right to legally reside in Italy for the minimum stay we require.

    Interested in Applying?:

    If you are interested in helping us, then please message us in Italian (as we speak limited English and we are looking for someone who understands Italian) or send us an e-mail to feudomuxarello@outlook.com mentioning that you found out about the position on Hippohelp and telling us which of the 2 positions you are interested in. If you could also send us a photo, CV and WhatsApp number that'd be great. We look forward to meeting you!