Boat Building Teacher

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/13/2023 9:13 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Children and Youth
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Community Boat Building


Community Boat Building’s (CBB) ( mission is to bring real world experience and academic skills together to stimulate an 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 (


Our programs help underserved students connect in-classroom learning with a tangible project, making learning real and relevant. The skills they develop have a transformative impact that is transferable to school, future employment, and throughout life. Taking students out of their classroom and engaging them in hands-on learning makes their world bigger and brings learning to life.


CBB’s teachers are the driving force behind potentially life-changing results for our students.



The teacher position is a full-time position for the 2023-24 school year that reports to CBB’s Executive Director. The position focuses on three areas:

  • Teaching academic concepts through boat building
  • Developing new curriculum ideas
  • Working with volunteers and other staff to manage our shop and programs

Essential Functions

  •  Serve as the relationship manager for a CBB partner school.
  • Teach the CBB curriculum to students who may range in age from 5th grade through 8th CBB seeks to engage partner schools for year-long programs, but there may be shorter-term engagements as well. Boat building typically occurs in teams of 6 students and is designed to complement and reinforce grade-level math instruction. Additional benefits of the program for students are engineering concepts and social-emotional development. In addition to boat building, this teacher will also be responsible for helping to supervise rowing lessons, facilitating program evaluation.
  • Aid in occasional promotional events like the New England Boat Show or fundraising events.
  • In concert with rest of CBB staff, help ensure the shop space is clean and safe, tools are maintained, items are organized, and layout is conducive to learning and working.
  • Bring new ideas to the table – in concert with Executive Director, explore curriculum ideas, educational partners and new initiatives.
  • Assist shop manager with volunteer management when working in the CBB shop.
  • Monitor resource deployment between shop and school in terms of tools, materials, etc.
  • Foster an innovative and supportive learning environment for all CBB students and staff.


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

  • Strong background in education, preferably working with 10-14 year olds. Experiential education experience and teaching credentials preferred but not required.
  • General handiness and comfort in a workshop environment. It is not necessary that the applicant be an expert boat builder but comfort with tools and their uses strongly desired.
  • Working knowledge of Social-Emotional Learning concepts and their application in an active setting.
  • Flexibility - CBB is a dynamic environment with a small staff. Ability to adjust focus to highest-priority tasks is highly valued.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills. This teacher will be responsible for maintaining relationships with school administration, teachers, students and communicating plans and progress back to CBB’s Executive Director.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed at 21 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA  02210.  Work is not eligible for remote work.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $55,000 - $60,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/Community Boat Building strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/Community Boat Building prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/Community Boat Building celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/Community Boat Building's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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