POSITION: Program Assistant (Summer 2020)

Under the direct supervision of the CCC’s Program Manager, the Assistant(s) is responsible for assisting with all facets of the CCC’s summer programs and activities. This is a seasonal, part time position with training and work hours June 22, 2020 – August 21, 2020. Please apply if you are able to work on Chappy any days in this range.


  • Operate a safe and impactful community center environment for daily visitors
  • Cultivate strong relationships with visitors & community members
  • Maintain safe environments for program/activity participants
  • Greet parents and guardians daily and communicate program updates.
  • Assist the Program Manager with planning, scheduling and coordinating programs and activities
  • Daily maintenance and upkeep of facilities including some physical labor such as chairs/tables set up & breakdown, tidy kitchen, storing groceries, game storage in loft area (stairs), event set up (games, decorations, etc)
  • Assist in recruiting & assigning duties to volunteers supporting larger events such as the CCC annual fair, fundraisers, art show, tennis tournament, etc. (see activities calendar on website)
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the program manager such as daily signage, social media, bulletin board notifications, production of weekly activity newsletter
  • Open and/or Close building some days of the week
  • Sell merchandise such as tee shirts, mugs, books and other small items


  • Experience working with children
  • Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, and responsible
  • Act as an excellent role model for children with excitement & a positive attitude
  • Ability to resolve conflict and potential crises as they arise
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and assist in behavior change for children who are experiencing behavioral issues is necessary
  • Ability to ask for help when needed ; training, guidance and mentorship is provided throughout the season

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13 /hour


  • Any experience working with children (siblings, babysitting, etc)
  • All relevant: involvement and/or enjoyment in the arts, team sports, individual sports, working with/or enjoying nature
  • Event or party planning a plus
  • A desire to be a part of a strong community


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • We are seeking two, perhaps three individuals who will share the following hours based on a weekly schedule prepared by the program manager. These hours may be split amongst all assistants depending on your “on island” summer schedule June 22, 2020 – August 21, 2020.
    • Mon – Fri 8:30am – 1 pm (kids programs)
    • Mon – Fri 1 pm – 5 pm (building greeter, sell merchandise, odds & ends type duties, close & lock building at 5 pm
    • Sat/Sun 10 am to 2 pm (open and close building)

Work Location:

  • Chappaquiddick Community Center @ 180 Chappaquiddick Road
  • Must be able to work daily on the island of Chappaquiddick, Edgartown, MA (Martha’s Vineyard)

Hours per week:

  • 20

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Our Mission: “To encourage a sense of neighborliness and a spirit of community, and cultivate a greater appreciation of Chappaquiddick and its environment.”

Contact:  Pam Stenson, Program Manager | pamelajstenson@gmail.com | 617.842.0807