Position: Seasonal Teacher

Wilderness Leader

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

Responsibilities

April 6 – October 20, 2020

Wilderness Leaders will facilitate farm-based programs and  wilderness expeditions for highly motivated students ages 9-19 including:

SPRING & FALL

  • Multi-element programs including farming, adventure, sustainability and wild-crafting skills
  • Ocean canoe expeditions
  • Flat and moving-water canoe trips
  • Backpacking trips
  • Farm-based programs
  • Rock climbing and canoeing day trips

SUMMER

  • Expedition-based programs within Kroka’s seven adventure schools: rock climbing, caving, whitewater paddling, ocean expeditions, mountain bike-packing, wilderness skills, and rites of passage).

Scheduled weeks alternate between expedition/program teaching and community support including farm work, kitchen work, driving, and facilities maintenance.

Compensation & Benefits Compensation at Kroka is based on experience and meets or exceeds that of other guides in the outdoor education industry. All new staff start as Assistant Leaders with the possibility for promotion after the first season and/or assessment.

  • Being part of a diverse and energetic community that is deeply engaged in making a positive difference in the world.
  • Room & board: simple and beautiful Kroka Village housing, meals while you are on campus or traveling for Kroka.
  • Extensive training opportunities in adventure sports and wilderness skills.
  • Pro-purchase on personal equipment & extensive equipment library for personal expeditions.

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 in one of Kroka’s adventure sports (such as whitewater paddling, rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, back-country skiing, mountain biking, surfing, 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.
  • Waldorf Training: experience and/or training for working with Waldorf schools and schoolchildren
  • Additional Certifications: AMGA SPI, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness EMT, etc.

HOW TO APPLY