Creative Play Assistant – West End House Boys and Girls Club – Allston, MA

The West End House (WEH) is an independent Boys & Girls Club in the City of Boston that has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth since its founding in 1906. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We offer a rich array of activities in four program areas: leadership and life skills, academic success and college preparation, visual and performing arts, and fitness and nutrition.

Creative play and physical activity are fundamental to youth development, from building confidence to improving motor skills to learning values such as fair play and following rules. Working with the Sports and Fitness Program team, the Creative Play Assistant will bring fun and healthy play to youth ages 7 to 18 through the key activities listed below.


Create and implement a broad range of activities that encourage healthy plan and physical activities among mixed-age groups
Employ the strength-based youth development approach to build relationships with young people
Create a safe and inclusive environment for young people of diverse ages, skill levels, and backgrounds
Manage and engage volunteers, and supervise and encourage role modeling by youth employees
Communicate with parents


Flexible and creative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work through obstacles
“Hands-On” mentality and a willingness to work directly with young people and parents
Experience working in multicultural environments
Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth as an instructor and mentor

Qualifications & Requirements

High school diploma required
Knowledge of a variety of sports, fitness, and recreation activities.
Experience in youth sports and/or recreation
Experience in the out-of-school time or youth development field preferred.
Valid driver’s license required. Willing to drive a 16-passenger bus.
Pass a background and driving record check
Hours: Part-time, 15 – 18 hours per week, afternoons and evenings, mandatory Saturdays

How to apply

Qualified candidates should email resume and a brief cover letter, describing why you are interested in working at West End House and how you learned about this position, by April 6th to Michele Mitsumori, Coordinator of Administration and Finance, at . Please include “Creative Play Assistant” in the subject line of your email.

The West End House Girls & Boys Club is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.