Outdoor Educator/Youth Program Facilitator (SPRING)

Making Connections on Thompson Island

Job Description

Youth Program Facilitators are responsible for the delivery and overall safety of programs that occur during the school-year (spring and fall seasons) 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 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. 

Job Availability: 

Hiring on a rolling basis.

To Apply

TO APPLY:

1. Apply using our online application linked HERE: https://thompsonisland.org/about/employment/field-staff-application/
2. In the online application, attach a current resume, and send the reference form link to at least two references to complete your application.
3. Qualified applicants with completed applications will be contacted for an initial, phone interview to begin the interview process.

We hope to see an application from you soon! Please direct all questions to [email protected].

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Thompson Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Job Experience: 
3 - 5 years
Job Starting Date: 
April 6th

Job Details

Job Details: 
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