Jobs: Nonprofit Jobs

Boat Building Teacher, Community Boat Building

Boston, Mass.
May / 7 / 2018

Organization Description

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.

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. Our teachers are the driving force behind potentially life-changing results for our students. CBB is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

Job Summary

The teacher position is a full-time position for the 2018-19 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 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.

To Apply

We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and a cover letter.

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Human Resources
NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111

Or fax to: 617.896.9393.

TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors each individual as a whole person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work. We value the unique talents and contributions of each of our employees.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other factor prohibited by law.