Training & Development Manager – 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 who has a strong business skill set with measurable results to support their resume.

We look forward to hearing from you.

About Your Role

This is a full time position which is responsible for creating and implementing training programs and overseeing the development of careers. The T&D Manager will help highly creative employees create long-term career plans within the organization and improve retention.  Must also be able and willing to run interactive events and classes for kids and adults when subbing for other staff.


  • Develop, implement, and monitor training programs within the organization
  • Be capable of running highly creative and interactive adventures for all ages when necessary
  • Capable of learning and conducting all aspects of the company’s classes and events so that training of classes and event staff is based on first-hand knowledge
  • Supervise onboarding and continuous training for staff
  • Conduct orientation sessions
  • Partner with HR for creative staff recruitment
  • Develop brochures, visual aids, presentations, and training materials
  • Create testing and evaluation processes
  • Prepare and implement training budget
  • Evaluate needs of company and plan training programs accordingly
  • Conduct performance evaluations in conjunction with managers
  • Provide internal and external classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops
  • Provide performance feedback and monitor Personal Improvement Plans
  • Conduct continuing education training
  • Develop and provide leadership development education
  • Build solid cross-functional relationships
  • Provide logistical support, course development, delivery, evaluation, process measurements, and cost management
  • Plan the implementation and facilitation of activities and events, budget spending, material production and distribution, and other resources to ensure that operations are managed within authorized budgets
  • be available to substitue for instructors and staff in most roles when needed
  • Assist with the development of strategic plans
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Team

Previous Experience in:

  • Employee Training & Development
  • Staff Evaluation & Management
  • Working with Kids & Teens
  • Developing and Running Creative Events
  • Conducting Employee Interviews & Assessments
  • Curriculum Design
  • Designing and Conducting Events
  • GSuite and Project Managemen
  • Previous experience in Theatre is a plus!

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