Seasonal Special Education Coordinator - Lincoln, MA
Job Details
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum - Lincoln, MA
4 Year Degree

The Opportunity.

The position will operate within the hive summer camp and will report to the Manager of Family & Youth Programs/Camp Director. The Special Education Coordinator must have a deep understanding of behavioral modification and child development. They will value collaborative, interdisciplinary, place-based education and the intersections of art, nature, and science.

The position is an hourly, seasonal role without benefits. The Special Education Coordinator will work 20-35 hours per week from June 28–August 6, 2021.

The Trustees and deCordova strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. As such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, national origin, cultural heritage, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status.


In This Role You Will:

  • Ensure proper completion and documentation of administrative duties as they relate to camper accommodations and modifications

  • Take lead in coordinating and implementing behavioral strategy plans for campers

  • Assist Camp Director with staff training as it relates to discipline and behavioral policies and expectations

  • Support Instructors and Junior Instructors before and during camp

  • Support individual camper behaviors and needs, sometimes requiring one-on-one supervision

  • Communicate with camper parents as necessary

  • Support the overall operations of camp, including oversee camp lunch hours as needed

Other Information


  • Obtained a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in education, child development, or other relevant course of study

  • Experience working on a team required 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with children with diverse needs, abilities, and interests 

  • Effective communicator; strong interpersonal skills: helpful, calm, friendly demeanor 

  • Ability to prioritize and to work both collaboratively and independently 

  • Must have a sense of fun

  • Experience in collaborative, interdisciplinary, place-based education is preferred

  •  The ideal candidate will have an interest in the intersections of art, nature, and science 

  • Strong organizational abilities with extreme attention to detail 


Other Requirements:

  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)

  • Must have or be willing to obtain Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR certification (training is available)

  • Able and willing to work across a 30-acre site both indoors and outside in all types of weather 

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds


About The Hive

The hive at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, provides an ideal atmosphere for young explorers to make connections to contemporary art, artists, nature, and ideas as well as to each other. Campers will venture through the Museum, Sculpture Park, and natural landscape to discover how artists use artistic, scientific, and social tools to explore ideas about self, community, and the environment. A week at the hive is more than art making. It’s about communicating, experimenting, celebrating individuals, seeing from new perspectives, and coming together as a group to accomplish challenging goals


About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 


The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years. 


In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. 


The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family. 


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