Careers and Employment

Thompson Island Outward Bound Employment Opportunities

Thompson Island Outward Bound employs a dedicated and talented team of individuals with a wide range of skills to serve the many departments and functional areas of the organization. While the majority of our staff work on Thompson Island in the Programs Department, many also serve to fill essential roles within Events, Operations, and our Kitchen during the operating season.

In addition, we employ a primarily full-time Administrative team made up of individuals with expertise in Development, Communications, Accounting, Human Resources, and Sales. All departments, along with every individual we employ, are vital to the efforts of the organization and share a commitment to the mission, providing Boston Public School students with opportunities to discover who they are and all they can become.


All employment inquiries or questions can be directed to [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks staff as diverse as the communities it serves. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

I started working on Thompson Island in August of 2007, in Housekeeping and as a Prep Cook. From there, I worked my way up in the company and am now the Catering and Dining Services Supervisor. I love the Island because it has gotten me away from the crazy inner-city that I have known all of my life, and given me the peace of mind of working with very good people in a beautiful place, making a huge difference for kids.
-Anita Askew, Catering and Dining Services Supervisor