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boatbuilding program assistant
job description


Boatbuilding Program Assistants teach wooden boatbuilding skills to high school students during the Youth Development after school and summer program. Boatbuilding Program Assistants work closely with the Program Director to develop curriculum, prepare for class, keep the project running on schedule, and set up and implement classes for 10 to 20 participants at a time. Additional responsibilities include various maintenance and construction duties relating to keeping up Rocking the Boat’s shop, wood storage, and boat storage facilities.
    Job Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Must be a graduate of the Boatbuilding Job Skills Program
  • Must have graduated high school or earned a G.E.D.
  • Must be enrolled in college, a trade or professional school, or otherwise be actively progressing on a career track
  • Must be able to independently instruct small to medium-size groups of students
  • Must maintain consistent attendance and timeliness
  • Must be able to think independently and be willing to assist in developing activities and curriculum
  • Must be able to work as a professional. This includes: accepting criticism, communicating honestly and effectively with supervisors and coworkers, acting courteously and respectfully, working as a supportive team member

Starting Salary: $10.00 per hour
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

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on-water program assistant
job description


On-Water Program Assistants teach Bronx River-based maritime and environmental science skills to middle and high school students as well as lead teambuilding programs for adult groups. Much of this work will take place in the Bronx River aboard Rocking the Boat’s hand built wooden row boats or aboard Rocking the Boat’s 30-foot sailboat. Those Program Assistants working with the On-Water Programs will work closely with the Program Directors to develop curriculum and prepare class materials as well as set up and implement classes for 10 to 30 participants.
    Job Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Must be a graduate of the Boatbuilding Job Skills Program
  • Must have graduated high school or earned a G.E.D.
  • Must be enrolled in college, a trade or professional school, or otherwise be actively progressing on a career track
  • Must have interest in environmental and/or maritime education
  • Must be comfortable in and around boats and on water
  • Must be able to give instruction independently to small or large groups of students
  • Must maintain consistent attendance and timeliness
  • Must be able to think independently and be willing to assist in developing activities and curriculum
  • Must be able to work as a professional. This includes: accepting criticism, communicating honestly and effectively with supervisors and coworkers, acting courteously and respectfully, working as a supportive team member

Starting Salary: $10.00 per hour
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

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