Employer: Community Boat Building
Email Address: email@example.com
Position Title: Boat Building Teacher
Compensation/Rate: commensurate with experience
Job Description: Organizational Description:
Community Boat Building’s 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.
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.
CBB is hiring 2 boat building teachers for the 2018-19 school year. One position is full-time year-round and the other is for the school year September-June. Teachers will report 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 Job Functions
• Serve as the relationship manager for one partner school.
• Teach the CBB curriculum to the entire 5th grade class of one school over the course of a school year – boat building occurs throughout the school year in teams of 6 and is the largest educational component. In addition to boat building, this teacher will also be responsible for supervising rowing lessons, arranging swimming lessons, leading an inquiry-based marine science project, designing an oral history project, and facilitating program evaluation.
• Work with additional grades on smaller educational initiatives.
• Aid in occasional promotional events like the New England Boat Show or fundraising events;
• 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;
• Bring new ideas to the table – in concert with ED 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.
• Strong background in education, preferably working with 10-12 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 ED.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Kelly@communityboatbuilding.org. No phone calls please.