Wilderness Educator

Join our farm-based wilderness expedition school rooted in progressive social and ecological practices. Our teachings are founded on connection: with each other and the world around us. Kroka's international group of guides and educators envision, design and execute programs that have consistent life-changing impact on children and youth. Our staff live and work in community and practice what they teach. They are visionaries, risk-takers, and role models. They are committed to mastery of their skills and to awakening consciousness and altruistic will in young people.
Schedule April - October
Responsibilities Educators will teach and support farm-based wilderness programs for highly motivated students ages 9-19 including:
  • Multi-element expeditions, including farming, adventure, sustainability and wild-crafting skills
  • Open water and ocean expeditions
  • Rock-climbing and caving, and expedition mountain-biking programs
  • Whitewater canoe (kayak and cataraft) paddling expeditions
  • Farm-based programs
  • Summer programs within Kroka's seven adventure schools (introductory, rock climbing and caving, whitewater paddling, open water, mountain biking, wilderness skills, rite of passage)
Compensation & Benefits Compensation at Kroka is based on experience and meets or exceeds that of other guides in the outdoor education industry.
  • Being part of a diverse and energetic community that is deeply engaged in making a positive difference in the world.
  • Room, board and extensive training: simple and beautiful Kroka Village housing, meals whenever you are on campus or traveling for Kroka. Ongoing adventure sports and wilderness skills training opportunities from master teachers.
  • Couples are encouraged to apply.

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING POSITIONS:

  • Love of teaching and mentoring children and youth: enjoys working with a wide range of ages. Documented and referenced previous teaching experience.
  • Wilderness expedition experience in remote environments.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Demonstrated cultural competence and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Adventure sports expertise, or substantial experience and aspiration to become an expert in one of Kroka's adventure sports (such as whitewater paddling, rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, back-country skiing, biking, cycling, or another adventure sport with similar set of skills.)
  • Commitment to personal fitness: Working at Kroka is physically demanding and requires a high level of fitness and excellent work ethic. You will be expected to wake early for shared work on the farm and participate joyously in the strenuous work of living close to the Earth. You will cook meals over the fire, lift canoes, set climbs on mountainsides and navigate challenging overland routes.
  • Commitment to ecologically conscious living and simplified personal needs. Experience living and working in community.
  • Professional certifications and education College degree and/or equivalent life experience, and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.

The following qualifications and skills are a plus, but not required:

  • Personal artistic skills: strong singing voice, handwork skills, visual and performing arts experience.
  • Drivers License: with clean record and experience driving vans and small cargo or canoe trailers.
  • International/cultural diversity: experience living, working, and traveling in other countries and cultures.
HOW TO APPLY