Summer Lead Instructor
  • Summer Programs

EXPLO, Norwood, MA

EXPLO Pre-College and Career is hiring summer Lead Instructors for our academic summer enrichment program for students in grades 10-12 located on the campus of Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join a world class program that is designed to live at the intersection of academics and the future of work. 


You will be provided with highly engaging experientially based curriculum that has been designed with a group of top experts in the field, yet is still open enough for you to make your mark.  This is active learning at its best.   If you are someone with significant experience in the field, are an advanced graduate student, have already earned a terminal degree, or currently teach high school or college, we are interested in connecting.  EXPLO is renowned for the support it provides its instructors and teaching fellows, so if you don’t have a lot of teaching, but you know your subject and you are open to professional coaching and keen on improving your craft, this could be a position for you. 

This summer, we are offering Concentrations in:

  • Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning
  • Business
  • Crime Scene Investigation + Forensic Science
  • Engineering
  • Medical Rotations
  • Psychology + Neuroscience
  • Surgical Interventions + Biomedical Engineering
  • Trial Law + the American Justice System

You can learn more about each of the Concentrations by clicking here.

Each program is two weeks in length, with a 9a to 5p intensive look at the subject with a particular focus on emerging work and scholarship in the field as well as career opportunities in the field.  Each Concentration is built around a partnership between EXPLO and a leading practitioner, academic, organization, or business. A few recent examples are:

  • Hon. Richard Gabriel, Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court will work with our Trial Law + the American Justice System students in a multi-day trial prep intensive session
  • Surgical Interventions + Biomedical Engineering students will participate  in a tissue engineering lab challenge designed in partnership with Dr. Glenn Gaudette, Dean of Engineering at Boston College. 

You’ll be on campus during the summer and  will work with one or more teaching fellows, visiting faculty, guest speakers, and experts .  This is an excellent opportunity to extend your professional network while working with bright and curious students.

For interested candidates who are not local to Mount Holyoke, summer housing and meals are available. Compensation is competitive.


  • Recent and significant professional or academic experience in the field.
  •  A graduate degree in the concentration area or a related field
  • Available to work on campus for the duration of the concentration

To apply, send a C.V. or Resume and Cover Letter to Candace Garnes, Program Coordinator –


EXPLO is an equal opportunity employer. We have a clear vision: to be an organization that attracts a diverse mix of talented people to come and do their best work. We are building a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


EXPLO, as a part of the Exploration School, does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships, or other social programs. It affords all students the rights and privileges that are generally made available at the School.


Please click here to learn more about our programs and policies.




About EXPLO                                                              

In 1976, an idea took hold in the halls of MIT: a powerful reimagining of the summer experience for high school students. That idea became EXPLO, a pioneering and world-class summer enrichment program where students pursue their interests unconstrained by grades and tests. The result? A collaborative, interdisciplinary learning environment, where students drive their own learning through exploration.


More than 85,000 students have attended EXPLO and they come from 90 countries. Upwards of 60 alums have been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.  Today, the organization continues to reimagine teaching and learning in an age of momentous change. A year ago,  EXPLO expanded its work into consulting, research, and professional learning and is now working with some of the leading schools in the world. This dynamic not-for-profit  is carving out a role as a home for education thought leaders producing publications, research reports, and presentations at numerous conferences including the Education World Forum and the International Education & Skills Summit.