Summer Program Assistant

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/13/2023 9:24 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Children and Youth
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Community Boat Building


Community Boat Building’s ( 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. (


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 2023.




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 
  • Assisting with on-the-water rowing 
  • Guiding outdoor play



  •  Coordinate with and report to Summer Program Director
  • Help participants settle in with games or puzzles on arrival 
  • Support 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


Time Frame:

  • July 10 through August 4 (4 weeks)
  • Daily schedule: 9am – 5pm





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

  • Interest/experience in making things by hand
  • On-water experience a plus

Physical Demands


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.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


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 $15.00- $20.00/hr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.


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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