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Team Leader, Swim Sail Science


SwimSailScience (SSS) is a no-cost, fun, five-week program for Boston Public School students going into grades 4 and 5 who are identified at being at risk of summer learning loss and who can most benefit from summer programming. The program participants are from low-income neighborhoods, have behavior and/or learning disabilities, have emotional issues, and are disadvantaged. During our program we provide students with three hours of sailing lessons, one hour of swimming lessons and one hour of hands-on, engaging science lessons. The students who attend also receive transportation to and from the sailing center, breakfast, lunch, and reusable water bottles all at no cost.


  • Work with SSS Science Coordinator and SSS Head Sailing Instructor to organize schedule
  • Manage the SSS Leaders on your team
  • Help with behavior management of students during learning time
  • Sit with students who are removed from the group because of poor behavior
  • Play games and engage students during down time
  • Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
  • Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
  • Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person


  • Interest in working with underserved populations and students with behavioral difficulties
  • Outstanding behavior management and teaching skills
  • 2-3 years of direct teaching experience at schools, camps, or other informal learning settings
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Team-oriented
  • Excellent references
  • A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids