Position: California Assistant Instructor

California Instructor

California Assistant Instructor – Spring 2019

Schedule: March 23 – June 3

  • 2 Basecamp trips – assistant instructor
  • Travel to Kroka for unpaid spring staff training ($500 travel stipend, food & lodging included)
  • Eel River Expedition (unpaid training expedition)
  • Lost Coast Expedition – assistant instructor
  • Week off (unpaid)
  • Lost Coast Expedition – assistant instructor

Responsibilities: Educators will teach farm-based wilderness programs for highly motivated students ages 9-19 including:

  • multi-element programs including farming, adventure, sustainability and wild-crafting skills
  • whitewater canoe paddling expeditions
  • backpacking expeditions

Compensation: Compensation is based on experience.

  • Food and accommodations are covered while teaching and supported between trips.

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 educationCollege degree and/or equivalent life experience, and Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

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. California class B with passenger endorsement commercial driver’s license highly preferred.
  • International experience:experience living, working, and traveling in other countries and cultures.