Available Faculty Positions - EXPLO

Available Faculty Positions

Current Openings

EXPLO 360 Instructor

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Typical Compensation: $4,150 – $4,600 + Room and Board.
(Compensation for this position ranges depending on number of courses and/or workshops taught.)
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

EXPLO 360 Instructors teach one or two courses and, depending on the program, between one and three workshops each session. In addition, Instructors play a major role in residential and day student life. Most Instructors are Advisors who supervise a living or day group. In addition, Instructors also lead activities, athletics, and discussion groups. On trip days, Instructors lead students on off-campus trips such as museum visits, theater performances, and baseball games, or assist with on-campus workshops.

It is important for applicants to understand that the Instructor position is a three-part job at EXPLO: teacher, advisor, and leader. On a typical
day, an Instructor will spend approximately 3 hours teaching in a classroom setting and the rest of the day and evening supervising all aspects of student life: from helping students bus trays in the cafeteria to leading afternoon activities, supervising student laundry rooms, taking attendance at check-in and group events, and chaperoning an evening dance. Whatever students are involved in at EXPLO, our Instructors are involved in, too – helping to ensure that every moment of the day can be a learning moment and, most importantly, that every child is safe, physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

Instructors may also spend a part of each day assisting with office work, such as activities and preparations, making photocopies, creating community presentations, answering phones, and performing other administrative work essential to the program.

Focus Instructor / TA

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Typical Compensation: $4,600 + Room and Board.
(prorated by the week if few than 6 weeks)
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

Focus Programs are one- or two-week programs that run parallel to the three-week general interest programs on each of our campuses. Focus Programs are designed for a smaller group of students who want a more intensive experience with a specific subject matter. Focus Program Instructors and Teaching Assistants are hired for their expertise or experience with the subject matter of the Focus Program, as they will be teaching and/or assisting with lessons and leading activities throughout the two-week program. Focus Instructors and Teaching Assistants often (though not always) work in pairs or team-teach, and spend 6-10 hours per day in class teaching and facilitating extra field trips and guest instruction. In addition, most Focus Instructors and Teaching Assistants serve as Advisors and supervise a group of residential and/or day students.

EXPLO is looking for two to four Focus Instructors for each of the following Focus Programs:

On the Wheaton College campus for students entering grades 6-7
EXPLO ER
EXPLO Maker
EXPLO Vet

On the Wellesley College campus for students entering grades 8-10
EXPLO Chef
EXPLO Ortho
EXPLO Startup

On the Yale University campus for students entering grades 10-12
EXPLO Foreign Affairs
EXPLO Sports Management
EXPLO Business of Entertainment
EXPLO Applied Psychology
EXPLO: The Future of Medicine

Like an EXPLO 360 Instructor, Focus Instructors and Teaching Assistants lead activities, athletics, and discussion groups with their students; lead students on off-campus trips or assist with on-campus workshops during trip days; and spend evenings supervising all aspects of student life. During the two/four weeks in which the Focus Programs are not in session, Focus Instructors are assigned a variety of tasks to help facilitate needs of the other programs happening on campus, including inventory, office work, supervising activities or areas of campus, etc.

Visit www.explo.org/explo-focus for more details about our Focus Programs. For additional questions about our Focus Programs, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator.

EXPLO English Instructor

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Typical Compensation: $4,600 + Room and Board.
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

EXPLO English is a three-week language learning program for international students interested in exploring American culture and the English language. Students entering grade 5-9 practice and develop their skills in spoken English through interdisciplinary projects, activities, and field trips throughout the session. EXPLO English Instructors are hired for their experience working with ESOL populations in elementary or middle school settings, as well as their enthusiasm for working with international students. Unlike typical language learning programs, EXPLO English aims to provide a balanced experience of both language and cultural acquisition, rather than an emphasis on grammar or written skills. EXPLO English Instructors may also work with native speaker Teaching Assistants and/or high school-aged interns who provide additional support to the EXPLO English classes. Most EXPLO English Instructors also serve as Advisors in the EXPLO English dormitories.

Curriculum Advisor (CA)

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Compensation: $5,650 – $6,000 + Room and Board.
College graduates with teaching experience.

Curriculum Advisors regularly observe courses and provide Instructors with direct feedback and guidance on their classes and teaching performance. In addition to being a valuable resource for curriculum development and teaching skills during the summer, CAs help Instructors procure supplies, set up classrooms, and coordinate special events for their courses. CAs may occasionally team-teach or teach specified lessons during the day. CAs also chaperone trips (including overnight weekend trips), take part in student activities, and perform other program tasks and duties as needed throughout the day, evening and weekends. Some of the required professional training for this position occurs before the summer and includes periodic meetings and discussions with the Director of Curriculum and a review of instructor curriculum prior to arrival on campus. Most CAs are professional educators or have otherwise unique professional backgrounds which lend themselves to the work of the Curriculum Office.

Residence Director (RD) / Day Director (DD)

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Compensation: $5,650 + Room and Board.
At least 4 years of college experience by the summer.
Note: RD/DD applicants should have residential life experience.

Residence Directors and Day Directors work in pairs and report to our Dean of Students and Assistant Dean(s) of Students while overseeing all aspects of dorm and student life. RDs and DDs not only directly supervise student conduct, discipline, health, and safety, but also supervise RAs or DAs who are on the faculty. RDs and DDs are in charge of supervising the campus in the late evening after students have checked in on their floors. RDs and DDs function as a resource to help RAs and DAs maintain order in the dorms and to handle student life issues on their floors and in their day groups. Varied responsibilities also include leading activities and trips during the extracurricular portions of the program. In addition to work in the field, RDs and DDs spend a significant amount of time communicating with parents, both in person and on the phone. Some RDs and DDs also teach a workshop. In some cases, this is a driving-intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must be comfortable driving students, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Art Director

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Compensation: $4,150 – 4,500 + Room and Board

The Art Director organizes and facilitates all aspects of art and creative making during activities at the Program. Responsibilities include maintaining the art/maker space, developing projects across a range of artistic disciplines, coordinating the acquisition and safe use of supplies and materials, and guiding staff and students through meaningful creative experiences each day of the program. The Art Director may also teach a workshop. Candidates with previous camp, teaching or related experiences are encouraged to apply. This position is only available at Wheaton.

Program Assistant (PA)

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Compensation: $3,800 + Room and Board.
At least 1 year of college experience by the summer.

Program Assistants (PAs) assist the program in a wide variety of tasks. Sorting the mail, running errands, copying and collating the daily schedule, filing, database entry, working at the front desk, assisting the Buyer, taking students to the hospital, and answering phones are just a few PA responsibilities. In addition to office work, PAs may also be Residence Advisors (RAs) or Day Advisors (DAs) and/or may teach workshops. All PAs are involved in program activities, trips, and aspects of daily student life. In some cases, this is a driving-intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must be comfortable driving, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Main Office Manager

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Compensation: $4,500 – $5,500 + Room and Board.
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

Main Office Managers work closely with the Main Office Director to ensure the smooth operation of the Main Office. Main Office Managers supervise office staff who assist with various office tasks, including answering phones, interacting with parents and students, maintaining the lost and found, distributing messages and faxes, facilitating student check-in and check-out, and keeping the Main Office tidy and professional. The Main Office Manager may also conduct program tours, communicate with other offices, and manage airport arrivals and departures. Main Office Managers do not have RA or DA responsibilities. While Main Office Managers occasionally participate in extracurricular activities and weekend trips (or teach workshops), they spend the vast majority of their time in the Main Office. Office managing duties are split between two Main Office Managers.

Registrar

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Compensation: $4,500 – $4,700 + Room and Board.
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

This position is only available at EXPLO at Wellesley and EXPLO at Yale. The Registrar is responsible for all student registration and enrollment management during the course of the summer. Duties include processing new student enrollments, withdrawals, and dismissals; refunds for trips, activities, and special events; and collection of outstanding balances due. The Registrar is a main point of contact for parents regarding account and registration questions, and also is responsible for communicating with and coordinating information from all of EXPLO’s summer departments and offices. The position demands excellent communication and organization skills. Prior office experience is preferred. The Registrar may also teach workshops.

Banker

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Compensation: $4,500 – $4,700 + Room and Board.
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

Each student arrives at EXPLO with a miscellaneous + trips account from which trip and program fees are charged. Using a proprietary banking module in EXPLO’s registration software, Bankers maintain these student accounts and keep track of student charges, withdrawals, and deposits. In addition to issuing and reconciling spending money for students, Bankers communicate with students and parents about the status of their accounts and are in charge of issuing and reconciling cash for various program purchases. Bankers may also work as DAs or RAs, but spend the majority of their day in an office capacity. Previous experience with account reconciliation and/or Microsoft Excel is helpful, but not required. The Banker at EXPLO at Yale and EXPLO at Wellesley may also teach a workshop.

Supply Coordinator

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Compensation: $4,500 – $5,000 + Room and Board.
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

The Supply Coordinator is in charge of stocking, organizing, and managing the program supply room, which houses supplies for courses and extracurricular activities and events. The Supply Coordinator works with the Buyer and is in charge of organizing supply requisition forms, overseeing budgeting, keeping accurate accounting records, keeping accurate inventory, and seeing that supplies are checked-out and returned in an orderly fashion. In addition to having excellent organizational skills, the Supply Coordinator should be a creative problem-solver, able to help faculty inventively solve supply problems as they arise. The Supply Coordinator is involved in some activities and trips, but most of the Supply Coordinator’s day is spent working in the supply room. In some cases, this is a driving-intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. The Supply Coordinator may be required to stay an extra day to oversee program inventory after second session is over. The Supply Coordinator may be expected to work during pre-season in the Norwood office (usually starting the first week of June) and will be compensated for this work at an hourly rate.

Buyer

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Compensation: $3,800 – $4,700 + Room and Board.
At least 1 year of college experience by the summer.

Although EXPLO purchases many classroom and program supplies prior to moving to campus, there are always a number of supplies that need to be purchased over the course of the summer. Working in conjunction with the Supply Coordinator, Buyers spend their days hunting down and purchasing these supplies. Although Buyers may be involved in some activities and trips, most of a Buyer’s day is spent obtaining materials. This is a driving-intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for the Buyer position must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. The Buyer must be highly organized, efficient, and comfortable handling and accounting for large amounts of money and supplies. The Buyer is expected to work during pre-season in the Norwood office (usually starting the first week of June) and will be compensated for this work at an hourly rate.

IT Coordinator

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Compensation: $4,500 – $4,700 + Room and Board.
(Compensation varies based on experience.)
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

The IT Coordinator is responsible for deploying, managing, and taking down a campus-wide network of computers, printers, and mobile devices. In addition, IT Coordinators set up and maintain several academic computer labs, and facilitate computer rental equipment delivery and return. The ability to diagnose, research, and solve novel computer problems is imperative for the IT Coordinator position, as is the ability to communicate clearly and prioritize quickly. A major in computer-related fields such as IT or Computer Science is preferred, as is IT help desk or service industry experience. In addition, some IT Coordinators teach a course or workshop and often have RA/DA responsibilities. On each campus there are two IT Coordinators.

AV Coordinator

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Compensation: $3,800 – $4,700 + Room and Board.
(Compensation varies depending on program.)
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

The AV Coordinator is in charge of setting up microphones, speakers, lights, sound systems, projection systems, and mobile devices for courses, assemblies, performances, and evening main events. The AV Coordinator is also responsible for organizing the sign-out and return of digital video and audio systems such as portable speakers, laptops, tablets, and cameras for use by faculty in courses and activities throughout the day. In addition, the AV Coordinator maintains and advises the program on the inventory of AV supplies used throughout the summer. Some AV Coordinators have RA/DA responsibilities and some AV Coordinators may teach a course or workshop. There are two AV Coordinators on each campus.

Programming Coordinator

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Compensation: $5,200 – $5,650 + Room and Board.
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

Programming Coordinators are responsible for coordinating some combination of the program’s activities, community meetings, evening main events, and other campus-wide events. Programming Coordinators work with the Director of Programming to coordinate all necessary logistics, liaise with outside performers, vendors, and campus staff, advertise events, and answer questions about activities and events from students and parents. Programming Coordinators may also teach courses or workshops. At Wellesley and Yale there are multiple Programming Coordinators. In some cases, this is a driving-intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Trips Coordinator

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Compensation: $5,200 – $5,650 + Room and Board.
(Compensation varies based on experience and program.)
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

The Trips Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the logistics of all program trips, including arrival and departure days. Each EXPLO program sends out 20 – 30 trips a week. Duties include managing the student sign-up and assignment process, organizing and executing dismissal, coordinating transportation to and from trip sites, confirming ticket reservations, and additional logistics for trip destinations. Therefore, applicants must be extremely organized and detail-oriented. In addition, the Trips Coordinator trains staff in chaperone procedures and plans rainyday and back-up options for canceled trips. Experience with computers and FilemakerPro or other databases is preferred. At EXPLO at Yale, there are two Trips Coordinators.

Athletics Director (AD)

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Compensation: $4,150 – $4,500 + Room and Board.
(Compensation varies based on experience).
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer.

The Athletics Director organizes and facilitates all aspects of athletics. Responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring the program’s inventory of athletic equipment, coordinating on-campus athletic clinics, and ensuring faculty and student understanding of program expectations and guidelines for athletics (e.g. safety, use of equipment). Candidates with previous camp, teaching, or related experiences are preferred. Some ADs teach a class and have RA/DA responsibilities.

Art Director

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Compensation: $4,150 – 4,500 + Room and Board

The Art Director organizes and facilitates all aspects of art and creative making during activities at the Program. Responsibilities include maintaining the art/maker space, developing projects across a range of artistic disciplines, coordinating the acquisition and safe use of supplies and materials, and guiding staff and students through meaningful creative experiences each day of the program. The Art Director may also teach a workshop. Candidates with previous camp, teaching or related experiences are encouraged to apply. This position is only available at Wheaton.

Website Journalist / Photojournalist

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Compensation: $4,500 + Room and Board.
At least 1 year of college experience by the summer.

Website Journalists are responsible for capturing photography and video assets of the program’s academic and student life, conducting interviews with students and faculty, and publishing curated content to EXPLO’s summer websites throughout the day. This is a highly creative and technical position which demands good visual and documentary storytelling skills. The Web Journalists must also be able to effectively network — specifically with students, faculty, and other departments — in order to find the most compelling stories. Successful applicants appreciate a challenge, thrive under pressure in fast-paced environments, and are self-motivated and skilled at time management. An interest in visual marketing, documentary photography/videography, and education is a plus. Note: This position has very little direct supervision of students but applicants are encouraged to integrate themselves into student life. On each campus, there are two Web Journalists.

Atlas Editor

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Compensation: $3,800 – $4,700 + Room and Board.
At least 1 year of college experience by the summer.

The Atlas Editor works primarily with the Programming Office and assists in the design and production of the Atlas, a daily newsletter listing activities, locations, and notes for students at the program. Experience with design applications like InDesign is helpful, but not required. Although Atlas Editors are involved in some activities and trips, most of an Atlas Editor’s day is spent with the Programming Office. At some programs, the Atlas Editor may have RA/DA responsibilities or teach.

Administrative Positions

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Compensation includes room and board, and varies depending on experience and position.
Administrative positions require extensive experience.

Each of our programs fill a variety of administrative positions each year, including Dean of Students, Associate/Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Curriculum, Assistant Director of Curriculum, Director of Programming, Assistant Director of Programming, Main Office Director, and Assistant Main Office Director. These positions require extensive professional experience and qualifications; as such we ask that you submit a résumé along with your application. All administrators are expected to live on campus during the summer. If you are interested in learning more about available administrative positions, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at faculty_hiring@explo.org.