Curriculum Development & STEM Adventure Instructor – Full Time

We are no longer hiring for any new positions in 2020. However, applicants are encouraged to apply for 2021 in advance. Please note which year you are applying for on the application below.

Guardian Adventures is a Burlington, MA company offering story-based educational adventures for kids, teens, and adults as well as providing classes in swordsmanship instruction and other unique and creative subjects. Our educational summer camps attract customers from around the globe and our consulting division provides curriculum development and training for both local businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.

It is very important to us that any addition to our growing company and team understands our culture and our vision. Our instructors are individuals who are highly creative while having strong organization and communication skills. Everyone has a passion for inspiring children to learn. Although we are a for-profit company, we act more like a nonprofit in that we offer a large number of scholarships to families experiencing financial hardship as well as providing free services for local, underserved communities.

Our vision is vital to us. Our staff are all called “Guardians”. We are hero-makers. Our company, customer, and co-worker motto is “Courage, Honor, and Compassion”. We live to inspire our patrons. We work in a castle. We hold weekly staff development meetings where we cover topics such as how to listen with sensitivity, how to recognize and counter shame, how to handle stress, how to communicate topics that are emotionally loaded, and other important life skills essential to a productive and happy team. We are more like a family than most companies. And we are deeply protective of this emotionally safe environment where our staff work hard to do what’s best for the company, our customers, and themselves. 

As a for-profit company, our bottom line matters. It’s what makes our service possible. At the same time, we are keenly aware that it’s our Guardians who make our vision possible. So we re-invest into our employees and we are patient when hiring in order to be sure we have a good fit. We do what we can to hold onto our hero-makers. Because you can’t train passion.

Please read through the position requirements carefully.  Our company is growing at a significant rate and we need a solid executive leader interested in curriculum design and STEM education who has a strong business skill set with measurable results to support their resume.

We look forward to hearing from you.

About Your Role

The Curriculum Development & STEM Adventure Instructor position is a full time role with benefits. In this position, you will be brainstorming plotlines, designing STEM and cultural activities, making sure storylines adhere to policy and established ethos, working with our Cultural Consultants, and more. In addition, you will participate in birthday parties and will teach weekly classes that may range from live action role play to game design workshops or the sport of fencing. This position requires someone with a passion for working with kids, education, creativity, and learning.

Curriculum writers require a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field of Theater Management or a related area. Familiar with a variety of theater and stage concepts, improvisational acting, curriculum design, practices and procedures. In this role, you will be expected to perform a variety of tasks, lead and direct the work of others, and work with a wide degree of creative projects.


  • Participate in Curriculum Design meetings with teams, documenting decisions, researching resources, and communicating results with Management
  • Brainstorm plots, characters, STEM activities, and cultural interactions with the team for each project
  • Design adventures that incorporate STEM learning into stories
  • Work closely with the Lead Instructor to create appropriate content for classes
  • Communicating with Cultural Educator regarding stories, plots, characters, meeting dates/times, and feedback needs
  • Run parties and other dynamic, creative events that involve a high level of improvisation and “playing pretend”
  • Teach classes as assigned 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Proven experience in theater
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in Curriculum Design 
  • Software: GSuite, Project Management, Client Database, Expense Reporting

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