Faculty Hiring

Thank you for your interest in working at EXPLO.

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2020. We invite you to return to this page in the fall to explore our faculty and staff positions for Summer 2021.

At EXPLO, we inspire curiosity. We fuel passion for learning and cultivate wonder. For us, every breath is cause for inspiration, and every idea is a challenge with which to captivate our students.

Look at the World Through Big Ideas

Imagine a program where the traditional concept of learning is turned on its head, where experiments take the place of lectures, and where failure is just another word for trying. EXPLO is a place where you’ll spend your days surrounded by people who will inspire and challenge your worldview. Our programs will most definitely expand your notion of what learning is — and how much fun it is supposed to be.

We know you’ll transform the lives of our students. We hope the experience will transform yours, too.


Faculty Information

2020 Employment Dates
June 22, 2020 – August 9, 2020

Application Deadline
Rolling Deadline


Why Work at EXPLO?

What can you expect from a summer position working at EXPLO? More than you might think. It’s truly a life-changing experience. Here are some things you can anticipate:

Professional Development

For all our staff we provide a fantastic environment for professional growth. Unlike some summer jobs and internships that aren’t much more than photocopying and paper-pushing, at EXPLO, you’ll have real responsibility and get real work experience. Our administration will meet with you regularly during the summer to give you feedback, help you assess your performance, set goals, and improve your organizational and interpersonal skills.

Good Pay (Room and Board included)

With salaries ranging from $3,800 to more than $5,000 for seven weeks of service, our summer positions are generously compensated. Additionally, all meals and living arrangements are paid for.


Working at EXPLO is a blast. You’ll get to be creative, zany, funny, caring, intelligent, organized — every day, all summer long. It’s not an easy job, but it’s also probably the hardest job you’ll ever love.

The EXPLO faculty is a dynamic, intelligent, creative set: a group that will inspire you to do more and better work than you ever thought imaginable. Your hundred or so colleagues will also become some of your closest friends — not only for the seven weeks of the program, but afterward as well.

A Day in the Life

At EXPLO, each day is jam-packed with activity – both for the students and the staff. Three parts make up most weekdays at each of our three EXPLO programs: academics, activities, and evening events.

  • Academics: Students attend faculty-led courses and electives from a full spectrum of academic disciplines.
  • Activities: In the afternoon and early evening, faculty-led activities that range from artistic (finger painting), to athletic (ultimate Frisbee), to out-of-the-ordinary (sushi making), to just plain silly (lumberjack competitions).
  • Evening Events: These evening events can be performances by professional entertainers, staff-organized themed events, or trips to off-campus venues.

To give you a sense of what working at EXPLO looks like, we’ve compiled a mock schedule for each of our programs in Chicago, New York, and Boston. These mock schedules are full, hectic, and bustling — similar to what you can expect your days to look like as an EXPLO faculty member.

Weekends are Trip Days

Weekend schedules at EXPLO are a little bit different. On the weekends, our faculty chaperone students on day-long trips to museums, beaches, amusement parks, theater performances throughout the greater Boston, New York, and Chicago areas.

When trips return in the late afternoon, our faculty lead evening activities and help coordinate special weekend events.