Youth Program Facilitator (Field Science Instructor)

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Sunday, January 15, 2017, 12:00am


Boston, MA
United States

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REPORTS TO: Youth Program Managers

START DATE: April 6, 2017

DURATION: Full Time. Opportunities available during the Spring, Summer and/or Fall seasons (staff will work 1, 2 or all three of these seasons depending on availability and qualifications)

LOCATION: Thompson Island – Boston, MA


Youth Program Facilitators are responsible for the delivery and overall safety of programs that occur during the school-year (Connections and Discovery Programs - see below for program descriptions) on Thompson Island. Working with students in small groups of 8-12, Facilitators are responsible for structuring a safe, inclusive and fun learning environment for all participants. Through the use of games and initiatives, high and low challenge course elements, hands-on-science lessons, and group processing and reflection, facilitators promote teamwork, character-development, perseverance and effective communication for youth from a wide range of backgrounds, and of varying ages. Current Basic First Aid and CPR required, Wilderness First Aid and CPR encouraged.

Connections Programs serve middle schools in the Boston Public School district. The program seeks to narrow the achievement gap for urban students in Boston Public Schools by providing hands-on science education and character-building experiences. Designed to inspire an interest in science and promote the development of social emotional skills, Connections courses run on Thompson Island for one to three days, including up to two overnights.  The majority of these programs utilize established STEM curriculum based on the Massachusetts State Science Standards, delivered in nature.

Discovery Programs serve a diverse range of ages and populations, from Boston-area youth to University age students on courses lasting in length from 1-3 days. Discovery programs are custom-designed, utilizing the low and high ropes challenge course elements to provide tailored, adventure-based experiences for young people. 


Competitive daily pay commensurate with experience. Earned Sick Time. 401K retirement plan with competitive match once pre-requisites are met. Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Accident Insurance. Access to professional discount programs for gear and clothing.  Temporary housing provided on Thompson Island for positions that necessitate. Possibility for summer employment, depending on experience, interest and qualification.

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