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About The Robo Hub

The Robo Hub is an emerging community space focused on fostering intergenerational learning, exploration, and connections through technology. Nestled beside the expansive Danehy Park, we provide captivating programs and events for school-aged children and their parents, aiming to be a beacon of innovation and community in the heart of our area.

Youth Birthday Party Host

About The Robo Hub

The Robo Hub is an emerging community space focused on fostering intergenerational learning, exploration, and connections through technology. Nestled beside the expansive Danehy Park, we provide captivating programs and events for school-aged children and their parents, aiming to be a beacon of innovation and community in the heart of our area.

Position: 

Youth birthday party host 

Location: 

86A Sherman St. Cambridge, MA. This job is in-person. 

Job type: 

Part-Time, 15 hours/week, open to more hours. Schedule requires availability during weekends and evenings.

 

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $25-30/hr depending on experience and schedule flexibility. 

We offer a minimum 3-hr shift and free parking on site. This position does not offer health insurance or retirement benefits. 

Summary:

Are you a positive, friendly person who loves spending time with young creative minds? Are you a techie, love gadgets, and not intimidated by unfamiliar things? Are you independent and reliable? Then read on!

A Youth Birthday Party Host plays a crucial role in our customers’ experience, ensuring a fun, engaging, and smooth event for both children and parents celebrating an important family milestone. We’re looking for someone to run birthday parties that wow both kids and parents. Our themes are built around technology, but you don’t have to be an engineer to run these parties, we’ll train you on any technology you need to know. You DO need to have a growth mindset and not be intimidated by technical challenges.

This role requires a mix of enthusiasm, patience, organization, and flexibility, with a strong focus on creating a memorable experience for the children and their guests. The schedule for this role is mostly weekends and afternoons, although other times may be available. All events will take place at our center at 86A Sherman St, Cambridge. 

 Responsibilities

  • Engage children with party games and activities: Actively engage with the children and encourage shy or reluctant participants to join in the fun. Come up with activities that resonate with the group as needed. Keep the party running on schedule, transitioning guests smoothly from one activity to another, and wrapping up activities in time for food, cake cutting, and the end of the party. Lead and coordinate activities, games, and entertainment tailored to the birthday child’s age and interests, including arts and crafts, games, storytelling, interactive play, and of course, robots. Ensure that the birthday child feels special throughout the event.
  • Event Preparation: Set up the party area according to the theme or specifications requested by the birthday child’s parents, including decorations, seating arrangements, and activity stations. Clarify any questions with the customer in advance if needed. Work with parents or guardians prior to the event to personalize the party experience.
  • Run the party start to finish: Greet and direct the guests, constantly keep the flow of activities, ensure that guests are aware of the party itinerary and facilities available to them.  Ensure the safety and well-being of all party guests, particularly by monitoring activities to prevent accidents and managing any incidents with professionalism and care. Handle any issues that arise during the party swiftly and efficiently, whether they are related to guest behavior, logistics, or other unexpected challenges. Escalate issue if needed during or after the event.
  • Handle Food and Beverage: Secure and coordinate the serving of food and beverages to guests, ensuring that dietary restrictions are accommodated where necessary. This might also include cutting and serving cake, managing snack tables, and overseeing meal times.
  • Clean Up and transition: Oversee the clean-up of the party area after the event, ensuring that it is returned to its original state and ready for the next event.
  • Collect feedback: Gather feedback from the parents and/or guardians about the party experience, aiming to continuously improve the service.
  • Manage Inventory: Keep track of party supplies, decorations, and equipment, ensuring that any needs for restocking or repairs are reported to management.

This role is also responsible for:

  • Booking and Scheduling: Assist with the booking and scheduling of parties, including providing information to parents about package options, themes, and availability, and updating the company event calendar with any changes.
  • Promotion: Occasionally participate in promotional efforts for birthday party services, which may include attending events, contributing to social media content, or distributing flyers.
  • Training: Participate in training new party hosts or volunteers, sharing knowledge and best practices to maintain a high standard of party hosting.

Must-have Qualifications

  • At least 20 years of age
  • 3 years of experience working with groups of school-age children, especially elementary grades
  • An outgoing, positive, flexible, can-do approach to working with youth, and an open and approachable presence with children and adults
  • Physical Stamina, including the ability to stand, move around, and actively engage with children for extended periods. Physical ability to climb stairs, move around the space as needed, and lift objects up to 30 lbs
  • Organization skills and comfort speaking in front of groups. 

We also value the following:

  • Customer service experience
  • Have or be willing to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Any experience with STEM/STEAM programs for youth

Applicants must agree to a CORI check as part of the job screening, but evidence of a criminal record is not necessarily an impediment to hiring. A copy of our CORI policy is available upon request.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to be part of a community that makes a real difference in the lives of local families.
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, and supportive work environment.
  • Significant opportunities for growth and development

How to Apply

Interested in joining our vibrant team? Send your application to [email protected], including your resume and any other materials that showcase why you’re a great fit. For customer-facing roles, we recommend adding a brief video introduction of yourself (under 30 seconds).

The Robo Hub is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We deeply value diversity in all its forms and invite candidates of all backgrounds who are enthusiastic about STEAM, learning, and innovation to apply. Join us in driving exciting opportunities and making a lasting impact in our community. 

STEAM Summer Camp Athletic Coordinator

Pay rate: $20-$30/hr
Location: Cambridge, MA
Hours: 10AM to 6PM
Period: June – August, with possibility of school-year work!

The Experience:
Are you an expert at small group physical games and outdoor play? Are you looking for a fun summer experience where you can enrich and expand the overall program experience? Would you like to develop important leadership skills and showcase your ability to create engaging activities? If you said yes, then consider joining The Robo Hub this summer as our Athletic Coordinator.

At The Robo Hub we provide a well-rounded experience for kids who are interested in tech – that includes at least one hour of physical activity for our campers each day. You will have the opportunity to work with small groups of no more than 10 campers to take fun breaks during their learning adventures. You will have the support of some of their classroom teachers during their time with you. Your activities will usually take place outside, right across the street at Danehy Park. When the weather does not permit going outside, there will still be plenty of space inside our 7,000 sq ft building.

You don’t have to love tech, but we hope that you will be excited to see what our campers have created – we’re sure they’ll want to show off their hard work to you! Your most important responsibility will be to help keep our campers safe, happy, and engaged.

About you:
You should have:
Experience leading kids aged 5 – 14 in group physical activities
Knowledge of a wide variety of fun, physical games
The ability to adapt games to students with different needs and to different locations

The person in this role must be at least 21 years old. If you do not have previous administrative experience with a camp, you will also need to complete additional training.

Ideally you also have:
A large toolkit of unique games and activities and a deep familiarity with all the classic games campers already love and expect to see at camp
First Aid and CPR certifications. We would especially love someone who has effectively managed First Aid in the context of the vigorous outdoor activity that will occur under your supervision in this role.
An interest in learning enough about the tech we teach to appreciate what our students want to share with you!
Experience working with neurodiverse students or students with different learning needs

As part of the Cambridge community, we particularly encourage graduates of or current students at local universities to apply.

Core Responsibilities:
As the Athletic Coordinator you will be expected to:
Create activity plans for each day that are appropriate for the age of campers expected.
Cheerfully adapt your plans to accommodate current conditions including camper preferences, camper ability, and the weather.
Set clear expectations for behavior and manage any challenging behaviors that arise
Support students in navigating big feelings, including extreme excitement and self-doubt as they overcome challenges
Clearly explain the rules for unfamiliar activities to campers and other staff.
Facilitate the formation of friendships and health competition.
Oversee the indoor activities for children during our Extended Day program until 5:30.

Expect to:
Work ~40 hours a week and communicate any absences in advance
Master all training and orientation materials
Engage sincerely in feedback cycles regarding strengths and areas of improvement
Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times, including not using electronic devices for personal purposes as you work

The Robo Hub is an emerging community center focused on cultivating an inter-generational space for exciting STEAM programming. We seek to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment that reflects the full diversity of the Cambridge community, so we encourage all interested individuals to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Steps
Apply at https://forms.gle/W2Nz5QnmjNwpow919. No cover letter required, just answer a few questions about your interest and experience!
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

About Us:
Based in Cambridge, MA The Robo Hub provides youth with STEAM enrichment programs and plans to grow into a community center for tech-enthusiasts of all ages. Our team is composed of people educators with extensive experience in the STEAM-education space who all have a passion for project-based learning. We create engaging and memorable experiences that deliver learning, fun, and inspiration. Our mission is to inspire young people through positive experiences with technology to become the leaders and creators of the future.

The Robo Hub is a strategic partner of Boston Tech Initiative (BTI), the Massachusetts 501(c)(3) affiliate partner program for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

 

Apply Now

Interested in joining our vibrant team? Send your application to [email protected], including your resume and any other materials that showcase why you’re a great fit. For customer-facing roles, we recommend adding a brief video introduction of yourself (under 30 seconds).

We are rapidly expanding and on the lookout for talent across all levels and areas of expertise. If you’re passionate about our vision but don’t see an opening that matches your skills, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your unique ideas.

The Robo Hub is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We deeply value diversity in all its forms and invite candidates of all backgrounds who are enthusiastic about STEAM, learning, and innovation to apply. Join us in driving exciting opportunities and making a lasting impact in our community.