Curriculum Project Manager – Full Time

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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 event planning, curriculum development, and project management 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 Project Manager manages the development of our highly dynamic and creative events which are designed as projects, acting as an event planner. Project coordinator responsibilities include the management and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. Oversee all aspects of projects including implementation. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.

The Project Manager is also expected to participate in the development of Curriculum Design for highly creative educational theatrical events with the Curriculum Development Team. This includes brainstorming dynamic plotlines, designing STEM and cultural activities, making sure storylines adhere to policy and established ethos, working with our Cultural Consultants, and more.

The successful candidate will work to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. They will coordinate with other departments and development teams to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and adhere to policy.

May 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, curriculum design, improvisational acting, 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 creativity.  Previous experience working with children required.


  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of projects & events
  • Training staff in the implementation of highly creative and dynamic events
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and communication
  • Delegate project tasks based on staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives
  • Schedule and participate in Curriculum Design meetings with highly creative teams, documenting decisions, researching resources, and communicating results with Management
  • Brainstorm plots, characters, STEM activities, and cultural interactions with the team for each project
  • Work closely with Event Coordinator for scheduling, staffing, and logistics
  • Run creative events and classes when necessary for all ages
  • Communicating with Cultural Educator regarding stories, plots, characters, meeting dates/times, and feedback needs
  • Researching and interviewing future Cultural Consultants
  • Working with Marketing Department to communicate marketing materials for events or projects as well as design elements required for projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Proven working experience in theater management
  • Experience working with children
  • The ability to manage projects that require fast-paced decision making and on-the-spot adjustments
  • 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 
  • Project Management experience with emphasis on tracking progress and projecting/meeting deadlines
  • Scheduling meetings 
  • Confidence to hold staff accountable to deadlines
  • Experience adhering to a budget
  • Computer skills with Excel/Spreadsheets and G Suite or similar office software
  • Experience managing or supervising a team of highly creative professionals

Preferred Experience (not required):

  • Vendor Management
  • Purchasing Agreements
  • Writing proposals 
  • Writing budgets
  • Client Relationship Management software
  • Project Management software
  • STEM and/or Cultural Education Curriculum Design
  • Managing creative staff
  • Improvised acting

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