Current Employment Opportunities

The COMO is currently seeking:

STEAM Instructor | Health Consultant | Head Lifeguard | Lifeguards | Ceramics Art Instructor | Substitute Assistant TeacherGeneral Contractors

Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO employment application, along with a resume in addition to the application, and submit to employment@thecomo.org unless otherwise specified.


STEAM Instructors

The COMO MakerSpace is outfitted with the following equipment and software:

  • Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer

  • Flashforge Creater Pro 3D Printer

  • LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer

  • (14) Mini 3D Printer (IIIP)

  • (8) Dell Precision T3500 workstation

  • Silhouette Studio Software

Ideal candidates are familiar/experienced with operating current MakerSpace equipment, comfortable learning new technology, and have a desire to introduce MakerSpace skill sets to people of all ages.

Will provide training and instruction, as well as coordinate with Education Director to build creative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) educational curriculum using MakerSpace technology. Opportunity to develop workshops and programs to match candidate’s interest and skills while simultaneously meeting community needs.

  • Established record of expertise in using MakerSpace technology including 3D printers, laser cutters and design software

  • Expertise in the proper use, maintenance, and care of all equipment, materials, and tools

  • Knowledge of best practices for MakerSpace operations and equipment management

  • Skilled communicator

  • Organized, efficient and detail oriented

  • Energetic and positive personality with a passion for learning new technology

  • Ability to train and instruct people of all ages in STEAM skills

  • Ability to successfully represent the COMO brand and integrate with the team culture

Interested candidates should send a resume to employment@thecomo.org.


Health Consultant

The health consultant will support the program in implementing and maintaining developmentally appropriate practices consistent with the  policies set forth by the Stonington Community Center.  In addition, the consultant will inform the program of policies and programs regarding early childhood education that are initiated by by the Connecticut Departments of Education, Health, and Social Services as well as Connecticut Charts-a-Course, NAEYC, and CAEYC as those agencies and organizations inform consultants. Learn more about the requirements of the COMO Health Consultant.

Qualified candidates should contact employment@thecomo.org


Head Lifeguard

The Head Lifeguard / Beach Manager is responsible for the effective and safe operation of duBois Beach from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, weather permitting. In the event of inclement or “iffy” weather, the Head Lifeguard / Beach Manager will check the weather report. Head Lifeguard / Beach Manager will confer with the Athletic Director about the procedure for the rest of the day. Learn more about the Head Lifeguard position.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and completed COMO employment application to employment@thecomo.org.


Lifeguards

The Lifeguard is responsible for the effective and safe daily operation of duBois Beach from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, weather permitting.

In the event of inclement or “iffy” weather, the Assistant Lifeguard will report to the beach unless they are notified by the Head Lifeguard or Athletic Director that the beach is closed or that it will have a delayed opening. Learn more about the Assistant Lifeguard position.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and completed COMO employment application to employment@thecomo.org.


Ceramics Art Instructor

Background
The Stonington Community Center, Inc., a nonprofit known locally as the COMO, campus includes a Pottery Studio which has a long legacy of serving as a community resource to the area's potters. The Studio welcomes all levels of interest, from the beginner to the experienced potter, age 3 and up. The primary goal of the Pottery Studio is to encourage individual creative expression. The primary Studio objectives include: providing educational opportunities for personal growth through structured classes and comradery and share an affinity for ceramics.

Position Summary
This contractor position provides ceramics art instruction, beginning through advanced wheel and hand building, at the COMO Pottery Studio, through workshops, classes, socials and event rental. Ceramics Art Instructors, as contractors, work in conjunction with the Studio Manager to ensure a positive, engaging and creative learning experience for COMO participants.

Essential Functions

  • Develop curriculum and instruct ceramics art classes

  • Maintain class and studio records

  • Monitor and enforce all studio policies and procedures

  • Work collaboratively with the Studio Manager

  • Facilitate a positive and safe learning environment

  • Maintain a clean and organized studio space

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Established record of expertise in ceramics – hand build, slab and wheel work

  • Expertise & aptitude in the proper use and care of all equipment, tools, glazes and clay bodies

  • Knowledge of studio safety best practices

  • Familiarity of kiln firing, high and low techniques (Studio Manager loads, fires and unloads kiln)

  • Skilled communicator

  • Organized, efficient and detail-orientated

  • Energetic and positive personality with a love of ceramics and art

  • Ability to maintain a harmonious studio environment

  • Ability to successfully represent the COMO brand and integrate with the team culture

Qualifications
Experience: A minimum of one year experience as a ceramics art instructor within a pottery studio and demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of ceramics are required. A higher degree is preferred. 


Substitute Assistant Teacher

Part-time before and after school child care staff, under the supervision of the Head Teacher, is responsible for implementing curriculum and programs in the child care program in accordance with the guidelines set forth by The State of CT Dept. of Public Health. Immediate opening: 7:00-9:00 a.m. Competitive pay. Year round hours available.

Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Program Development
Assist in implementing the curriculum and activities that support youth development and are in accordance with the State of CT, Dept. of Public Health regulation for school age group.
•    Work in conjunction with Head Teacher to provide and implement daily programs and activities.
o    Assist in the implantation of day-to-day curriculum and activities in the assigned areas.
o    Encourage children to participate in a variety of program activities. 
•    Provide guidance and role modeling for children to assist them in making appropriate choices.
•    Complete any other duties as assigned by the Head Teacher or Education Director

Safety and Security
•    Help maintain a workspace that is clean and safe.
o    Help establish a program setting that ensures the health and safety of all the children.
o    Help children keep their area neat and clean.

•    Help keep accurate attendance forms for children in the program.
o    Is aware of the location of all the children assigned to your activity area at all times.
o    Assure that children are signed in and out by parent/guardian.
o    Check IDs of pick-up people as necessary.
•    Report all incidents and problems to the Head Teacher.
o    Properly handle accident and incident reports.

Supervision and Implementation of Program
•    Help set up activities every day at the interest centers according to curriculum.
o    Make sure that supplies are available and organized for children’s use.
•    Be aware of adult to child ratios.
•    Assure that any written communication with parents is approved by the Education Director. 

Additional Responsibilities:
•    If over 21 years of age with a Public Service license, may be required to drive the Como van for children’s functions.
•    Attend and contribute to all scheduled staff meetings.
•    Complete and minimum of 1% of total number of hours worked per year for professional development.
•    Obtain CPR and First Aid Certifications.
•    May be asked to participate in special programs and/or events (i.e. Family Nights, field trips, parent workshops, organization-wide activities, etc.)
•    Complete staff orientation
•    Adhere to dress code. 

Job Requirements:
•    Must be 16 years of age.
•    Experience working with children desired.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills.
•    Ability to work with other adult in a group setting.
•    Be aware of individual children’s needs, i.e., limitations, allergies, medications.
•    Have a current physical (current is no more than 1year old), be willing to have TB test, and be fingerprinted along with background check.
•    Have transportation and be willing to travel to another school site.

Disclaimer:
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employee in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives require of employees assigned to this job.


General Contractors

The COMO is actively looking for instructors in all areas - from art, pottery and technology to dance, fitness and sports! Qualified candidates are required to complete the COMO Employment Application, with the option of including a resume in addition to the application and submit to employment@thecomo.org.