Wilderness Expedition Leaders/Assistants

Join our farm-based wilderness expedition school that is awakening consciousness and altruistic will in young people. Our international group of guides and educators envision, design and execute programs that have consistent life-changing impact on children and youth. Our staff live what they teach and are committed to mastery of their skills.
Schedule April - October
Responsibilities

Educators will teach and support one to three weeklong wilderness programs for highly motivated students ages 9-18 at Kroka's base camp and on expeditions throughout New England and beyond including:

  • Canoeing expeditions
  • Open water and ocean expeditions
  • Multi-element expeditions
  • Base camp programs
  • Farm based programs
  • Summer programs within Kroka's seven adventure schools (introductory, rock climbing and caving, white water 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 and board: simple and beautiful Kroka Village housing, and 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:

  • Wilderness expedition experience in remote environments

  • Adventure sports expertise, or substantial experience and aspiration to become an expert in one of Kroka's adventure sports, such as white water paddling, rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, back-country skiing, cycling, or another adventure sport with similar set of skills.

  • Professional certifications: Wilderness First Responder and drivers license with clean record and experience driving trailers.
  • Commitment to personal fitness: Working at Kroka is physically demanding, and requires a high level of fitness. During the course of your work you will be expected to lift canoes, paddle for long hours, and participate joyously in many other strenuous activities. We are looking for employees who are dedicated to a personal fitness routine.
  • Love of teaching and mentoring children and youth: enjoys working with wide range of ages, documented and referenced previous teaching experience
  • Commitment to sustainability: Personal commitment to simple living, along with experience living in a community of people with simplified personal needs

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

  • Professional certifications and education: Wilderness or Red Cross Lifeguard, college degree and/or equivalent life experience

  • Personal artistic skills: strong singing voice, handwork skills, visual and performing arts experience

  • International/cultural diversity: experience living, working, and traveling in other countries and cultures.

TO APPLY:

Please submit the following via postal mail, email to jobs@kroka.org, or hand delivery:
  • Letter of interest addressing these questions:
    • Why do you want to work at Kroka? How does it fit into your long-term career and life goals?
    • What unique personal/professional qualities will you bring to Kroka
    • What life experience do you bring in using your own hands to provide for your own food, shelter, clothing.
  • Personal Expedition Log (see example below)
  • Professional Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation (from a co-worker or supervisor)
  • Supporting materials (photographs, videos, artwork, handwork, articles, etc.)

PERSONAL EXPEDITION LOG (sample)

DateDurationLocationRoleGroup SizeActivities
April 200710 daysWhite Mountain National ForestParticipant20 youthBackpacking
July 2008 21 daysGrand Canyon UtahAssistant Leader6 peopleWhite Water Rafting Class III-IV
December 201014 daysGaspe, CanadaLeader12 studentsBackcountry Skiing, Winter Camping
May 20113 daysEverglades, FloridaParticipant6Coastal Mangrove Canoe Expedition