Current Employment Opportunities

The COMO is currently seeking:

STEAM Instructor | Office Coordinator | Digital Communications Specialist
Ceramics Art Instructor | Pottery Studio Manager | Substitute 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.


Office Coordinator

This part-time (25 hr/wk) year-round position assists in the management of front desk operations, to include: reception; invoices; registration; daily deposits; filing, inventory and basic customer service responsibilities. The schedule is Monday - Friday, 11:30am-4:30pm. The ideal candidate holds an Associates Degree with customer service experience.

All interested candidates should apply through Indeed.

For interested parents of Stonington School students: The COMO is a licensed childcare facility, providing after school care for the Stonington Public Schools. Both elementary schools, as well as, the middle school, transport students to the COMO.


Digital Communications Specialist

This part-time (25 hr/wk) year-round position works under the supervision of the Advancement Director and is a part of the Development Team. The position requires 25 hours per week with the expectation of additional hours, as assigned, for special projects and events. Primary duties include: maintaining and updating the organization’s website and social media pages; digital and non-digital content creation (flyers, newsletters, brochures, etc.); and supporting the growth of the organization’s marketing reach. 

All interested candidates should apply through Indeed.


Pottery Studio Manager

The Pottery Studio Manager is a 10 hour a week, year round independent contracted position that provides managerial, technical, and instructional support for smooth day-to-day functioning of the Stonington Community Center’s (COMO) Pottery Studio. One significant benefit to this contractor position is full access to the studio resources for personal production. The Stonington Community Center features the Pottery Studio Manager as an artist in residence, providing promotion and sales support for the Studio Manager's personal artwork. This position has the additional option to contract as an instructor for beginner, intermediate and advanced youth and adult ceramic classes.

All interested candidates should apply through Indeed.


Ceramics Art Instructor

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.

All interested candidates should apply through Indeed.


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.