• Summer Program Assistant

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/21/2019 2:02 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Children and Youth
    Fiscal Sponsorship Projects
    Location : Name
    Community Boat Building
  • Overview

    Community Boat Building’s (www.communityboatbuilding.org) mission is to serve Boston’s low-income students by bringing real world experience and academic skills together to stimulate excitement for learning among low-income students in Boston Public Schools through boat building and coastal experiences. Community Boat Building is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).


    Our summer program supports that mission by opening CBB programming to other constituencies. CBB’s summer programs are open to all students aged 7-14 on a fee-for-service basis. Participants sign up for one-week experiences during the day that include a wooden building project (boat, guitar, yard games, etc), rowing on Fort Point Channel, and outdoor games. CBB plans to host 4 weeks of programming in the summer of 2019.


    The Summer Program Assistant position is a full-time, temporary role responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of summer programs for youth at CBB’s shop in Boston’s Seaport District. Main responsibilities include:

    • Guiding participants through their building projects;
    • Instructing on-the-water rowing; and
    • Supervising outdoor play.

    Time Frame

    • July 1 through August 2 (5 weeks). Participants on site Jul 8 – Aug 2
    • Daily schedule: 9am – 5pm



    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Coordinate and report to Summer Program Director;
    • Welcome and orient participants on arrival;
    • Guide building activities requiring carpentry skills, using hand tools and shop resources;
    • Ensure participant safety at all times – in the shop, on the water, and on the playground;
    • Deliver fun, engaging, and educational activities for youth varying in age and experience;
    • In concert with rest of CBB staff, help ensure space is clean and safe, tools are maintained, items are organized, and layout is conducive to learning and working;
    • Foster an innovative and supportive learning environment for all CBB students and staff.

    TSNE MissionWorks/Community Boat Building envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Community Boat Building will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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