Director of Inly Adventure


Inly School, Scituate, MA

Inly School seeks a Director of Inly Adventure Course beginning in May, 2023. The Director of Inly Adventure Course in collaboration with the Director of Auxiliary Programs, is responsible for the recruitment, planning, management, licensing, and implementation of all Challenge Course Elements at Inly School, including summer camp and spring, summer, and fall rentals and programming. The Director of Inly Adventure Course is responsible for Low Ropes, Climbing Tower, teambuilding, and outdoor education programming that allow all students and campers to achieve goals as a group, while providing the chance to challenge themselves. This position is part time in spring and fall and full time in the summer. This position could be a year round position for the right candidate.

Inly School is an independent PreK–8 Montessori-plus School located in Scituate, MA, 25 miles south of Boston. It has a student population of approximately 340 students, 76 employees, and serves 20 towns on the South Shore.

At Inly School our dynamic Montessori+ practices inspire our inclusive community of learners to explore and shape ourselves and the world with joyful curiosity, courage and compassion. Our commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias teaching practices are the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Inly Community. Inly School actively seeks faculty, families and leadership who embrace and practice skills that reflect our Montessori core values of collaboration, respect, compassion and empathy. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain safety standards and procedures in the field and is accountable for the assigned equipment care and use.
  • Oversee licensing of courses with the Massachusetts State Licensing Department.
  • Coordinate curriculum and programming for teambuilding and ropes activities for camp, student programs and rental groups.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Auxiliary Programs on hiring additional Adventure Challenge course staff seasonally and on per diem basis for programming needs.
  • Lead in-service training as needed.
  • Coordinate 1st generation training with ACCT recognized trainers as needed.
  • Have an appreciation for the outdoors.
  • Facilitate ice breakers, initiatives, and reflection/debriefing for a variety of groups including youth students, campers, and adults.
  • Maintain course and equipment according to Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards.
  • Monitor safety procedures for both high and low elements of the challenge course program according to ACCT and ACA standards.
  • Update and maintain applicable documentation and records as required (SOPs, LOPs, Rope Use Logs, Equipment Logs, Maintenance Logs, Belay Certification Logs, Daily Inspection Logs, Equipment Inventory Sheets, etc.)
  • Continually being conscious of safety concerns and to follow and always enforce safety guidelines ensuring a safe environment, both physically and emotionally, for all participants and staff.
  • Keep up to date on relevant laws, regulations, operating standards, and best industry practices.
  • Responsible for daily set-up and take down of elements when courses are scheduled for use.
  • Follow all Inly School policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate and teach the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to all campers, students and staff.
  • To actively participate and complete all staff meetings and training as scheduled.
  • Help with all camp activities and participate as a member of the camp staff team.

Strong Candidates will have: 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading groups on a high and low ropes element, challenge course, team building, etc.
  • Proven technical skills in the set-up and use of top rope belay systems in an outdoor setting.
  • Demonstrated experience administering risk management practices for adventure programs.
  • Capable of responding appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid and/or CPR.
  • Able to perform high ropes rescues.
  • Ability to handle assignments with minimal instruction and supervision.
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications.
  • ACCT Recognized Challenge Course Manager certification (or qualification to get certification prior to Summer 2023)
  • Willingness to accept responsibilities and duties other than those assigned.
  • Be able to meet the physical demands of; lifting 40 pounds using proper technique, be able to climb a 5.7 rated climb safely using/demonstrating proper technique, be able to belay a top rope climber safely using/demonstrating proper technique, able to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities visually and audibly.
  • Desire to collaborate and contribute to a progressive school environment
  • An understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, as well as an interest in current educational research and innovative practices
  • A demonstrated ability to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and a commitment to anti-bias teaching practices


We offer Competitive Pay and Benefits. Benefits offerings include Medical with HSA plan, Dental plan, Retirement 403(b), Life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Flexible spending accounts, Vision care, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Legal Shield and Aflac. 

A Note to Potential Candidates:

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks and BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. 

To apply for this position, please email your resumé and cover letter to:  

Inly School

Scituate, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender