Current Employment Opportunities

The COMO is currently seeking:

STEAM Instructor | Health Consultant | Lifeguards | Ceramics Art Instructor | Substitute Assistant TeacherFull Time Assistant Teacher | Part Time Assistant Teacher | Custodian | General 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.


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.


Full Time Assistant Teacher

This position with our beloved preschool calls for an enthusiastic, energetic, patient and kind-hearted candidate. Under the supervision of the Preschool Head Teacher, Assistant Preschool Teachers must be committed to maintaining a nurturing and safe environment and working collaboratively with all preschool teacher and the Education Director to implement curriculum and programs in accordance with the guidelines set forth by The State of CT Office of Early Childhood and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

  • Assist in developing and implementing the curriculum and activities that support youth development and are in accordance with the State of CT Office of Early Childhood and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for children ages 3-5 years old.

  • Work in conjunction with Head Preschool Teachers, Teachers, and Education Director to provide and implement daily programs and activities.

  • Assist in the implementation of day-to-day curriculum and activities in the assigned areas.

  • Encourage children to participate.

  • Provide guidance and role modeling for children to assist them in making appropriate choices

  • Complete any other duties as assigned by the Education Director.

  • Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks).

  • Provide positive and appropriate interactions with children.

  • Demonstrate and model professionalism and maintain confidentiality.

SAFETY AND SECURITY:

• Establish a setting that ensures the health and safety of all children, helping keep a workspace that is clean and safe by maintaining the Weekly Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Checklist in accordance with Standard Five of NAEYC.

• Help keep accurate attendance forms for children in the program

• Assure that children are signed in and out by parent/guardian, checking IDs of pick-up people

• Report all incidents and problems to the Head Teacher, and properly execute accident and incident reports

SUPERVISION  AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Help set up activities every day at the interest centers according to curriculum.

  • Make sure that supplies are available and organized for children’s use.

  • Be aware of adult to child ratios.

In addition to the above, the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform this job successfully:

• Possess a valid state driver’s license with own transportation and have ability to acquire a Public Passenger Endorsement on license to drive the COMO van and transport children.

• Attend and contribute to all scheduled staff meetings.

• Complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development per year.

• Obtain CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration Certifications; including Epi-pen administration.

• Participate in special programs and/or events (i.e. Family Nights, field trips, parent workshops, organization-wide activities, Village Fair, COMO Annual Gala, etc.) as assigned by the Education Director.

• Must dress appropriately for the work place to promote a consistently professional image with expected frequent public contact.

• Proficiency with the use of a computer including Microsoft office word, excel, Power Point, Publisher, as well as credit card machines.

• Ability to maintain confidential information.

• Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail in all writing.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working with preschool-aged children.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with other adults in a group setting.

  • Be aware of individual children’s needs, i.e., limitations, allergies, medications.

  • Have a current physical, no more than one year old; obtain a TB test.

  • Obtain and submit fingerprints for a background check.

  • Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks) and lift up to 25 lbs.

EDUCATION:  Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or equivalent.

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.


Part Time Assistant Teacher

This position with our beloved preschool calls for an enthusiastic, energetic, patient and kind-hearted candidate. Under the supervision of the Preschool Head Teacher, Assistant Preschool Teachers must be committed to maintaining a nurturing and safe environment and working collaboratively with all preschool teacher and the Education Director to implement curriculum and programs in accordance with the guidelines set forth by The State of CT Office of Early Childhood and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

  • Assist in developing and implementing the curriculum and activities that support youth development and are in accordance with the State of CT Office of Early Childhood and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for children ages 3-5 years old.

  • Work in conjunction with Head Preschool Teachers, Teachers, and Education Director to provide and implement daily programs and activities.

  • Assist in the implementation of day-to-day curriculum and activities in the assigned areas.

  • Encourage children to participate.

  • Provide guidance and role modeling for children to assist them in making appropriate choices

  • Complete any other duties as assigned by the Education Director.

  • Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks).

  • Provide positive and appropriate interactions with children.

  • Demonstrate and model professionalism and maintain confidentiality.

SAFETY AND SECURITY:

• Establish a setting that ensures the health and safety of all children, helping keep a workspace that is clean and safe by maintaining the Weekly Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Checklist in accordance with Standard Five of NAEYC.

• Help keep accurate attendance forms for children in the program

• Assure that children are signed in and out by parent/guardian, checking IDs of pick-up people

• Report all incidents and problems to the Head Teacher, and properly execute accident and incident reports>

SUPERVISION  AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Help set up activities every day according to curriculum.

  • Make sure that supplies are available and organized for children’s use.

  • Be aware of adult to child ratios.

In addition to the above, the following competencies and skills are necessary to perform
this job successfully:

• Possess a valid state driver’s license with own transportation and have ability to acquire a Public Passenger Endorsement on license to drive the COMO van and transport children.

• Attend and contribute to all scheduled staff meetings.

• Complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development per year.

• Obtain CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration Certifications; including Epi-pen administration.

• Participate in special programs and/or events (i.e. Family Nights, field trips, parent workshops, organization-wide activities, Village Fair, COMO Annual Gala, etc.) as assigned by the Education Director.

• Must dress appropriately for the work place to promote a consistently professional image with expected frequent public contact.

• Proficiency with the use of a computer including Microsoft office word, excel, Power Point, Publisher, as well as credit card machines.

• Ability to maintain confidential information.

• Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail in all writing.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working with preschool-aged children.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with other adults in a group setting.

  • Be aware of individual children’s needs, i.e., limitations, allergies, medications.

  • Have a current physical, no more than one year old; obtain a TB test.

  • Obtain and submit fingerprints for a background check.

  • Demonstrate ability to physically work with children in a variety of setting including indoors (on the floor, at tables) and outdoors (playground, walks) and lift up to 25 lbs.

EDUCATION:  Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or equivalent.

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.


Custodian

This position includes various labor tasks involving the custodial care, cleaning and minor maintenance of the COMO campus and its fleet. Work is typically performed outside the COMO childcare hours of 7am-6pm, five mornings or evenings per week, averaging 20 hours per week.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Cleans and keeps all COMO facilities, as assigned, in an orderly manner

  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, vacuums floors

  • Washes windows, walls, and maintains cleanliness of all bathrooms

  • Replenishes supplies in restroom areas

  • Maintains inventory of general cleaning supplies and consumables, providing list to authorized personnel for order in timely fashion

  • Empties all public area trash and garbage containers adhering to organizational protocols regarding disposal and recycling

  • Performs minor repairs to facilities to include painting, scraping, carpentry and assembly as needed

  • Mows, trims, waters, rakes grass; weeds, trims bushes/trees and removes debris, as needed to supplement work done by contractors

  • Snow removal of walkways and entries as needed to supplement work done by contractors

  • Reads and follows all equipment/cleaning supply operating manuals and safety precautions in reference to usage and storage

  • Moves furniture, equipment, files, supplies and tools as needed

  • Sets up various facility rooms for meetings/programs/events as assigned through the organizational calendar of room usage

  • Represents the organization on site when other organizational staff are not present

  • Follows specific instructions concerning unusual jobs, problems or situations

  • Utilizes sound judgment

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that supports staff, customers, volunteers and the public in general.

  • Assumes other duties as assigned

The above noted listing is not a comprehensive itemization of all duties, but instead a general outline of the organization’s expectations for the position.  

Equipment:

Examples of equipment to be used include general maintenance equipment; hand and power tools; ladders; vehicles; hand trucks; vacuums; power washers; hoses; lawn mower and tractor; weed whacker.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition, this position requires a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. A criminal background check and drug testing will be conducted.

Education and Experience:

A High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. A minimum of two years’ experience in custodial/maintenance work and/or training is preferred; OR the equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills – Ability to work as a team player; Ability to represent the COMO in a positive manner with the public, contractors, customers and staff;

  • Oral Communication - Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

  • Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions; Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands, to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and repeat motions. The employee must frequently lift or move objects under 10 pounds; routinely lift or move objects from 10 to 25 pounds; occasionally lift or move and/or move objects up to 50 pounds; infrequently lift or move objects over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

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.