Woodworking Specialist – Summer Camp

Faculty / Seasonal

Cambridge Montessori School, Cambridge, MA

Wood Working Specialist

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age and have at least one year of college experience  OR one year of work experience after high school 
  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience
  • Experience working in a camp or school setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
  • Ability to develop and implement activities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Available to attend a three-day training session June 18-June 20th
  • Available 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday, June 24th-August 16th 
    • At least a 4-week commitment is preferred
  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Likes fun!


  • Teaching Woodworking Skills: Instruct campers in various woodworking techniques including measuring, cutting, sanding, drilling, and finishing wood projects.
  • Safety Instruction: Ensure campers understand and follow safety protocols and procedures while using woodworking tools and equipment.
  • Project Planning: Assist campers in planning and designing woodworking projects suitable for their skill level and interests.
  • Demonstrations: Provide demonstrations of woodworking techniques and methods to enhance campers’ understanding and skills.
  • Supervision: Supervise campers during woodworking activities to ensure proper use of tools and adherence to safety guidelines.
  • Tool Maintenance: Maintain and organize woodworking tools and equipment, ensuring they are in good working condition and safe to use.
  • Project Assistance: Offer guidance and assistance to campers as they work on their woodworking projects, providing support and troubleshooting as needed.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Encourage campers to think creatively and problem-solve independently as they encounter challenges during their woodworking projects.
  • Encouragement and Support: Foster a positive and supportive environment for campers, praising their efforts and offering constructive feedback to help them improve.
  • Cleanup and Organization: Oversee cleanup of the woodworking area at the end of each session, ensuring tools are properly stored and the workspace is tidy.

Job Requirements:

Must be physically able to perform all Passport Summer Camp duties.  The physical activity of this position includes:

  • Walking
  • Lifting to 50 lbs
  • Standing and sitting on the floor
  • Tolerating various temperature ranges


Candidates should send a resume and objective to:

Krissy Canastar: Director of Passport Auxiliary Programs 

Email: Kcanastar@cambridgemontessori.org

Cambridge Montessori School is a coeducational independent day school currently enrolling 220 students from toddlers through grade eight. CMS will celebrate its 50 years of serving Cambridge and surrounding towns, CMS is a dynamic, international community, which reflects the diverse culture and rich educational resources of the region and enrolls students from over 20 different countries.  CMS is accredited by the AMS and the AISNE and is a member of the NAIS, Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, and the International Montessori Council.  The State of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Office (EEC) licenses the CMS Toddler and Primary Program  

CMS is a non-sectarian institution and does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion,  national, cultural origin, sexual orientation, family style, political belief or disability in the administration of its admissions,  financial assistance, education , or employment practices.

Passport complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and is licensed by the City of Cambridge Board of Health. 


Cambridge Montessori School

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