Position: Semester Leader

Semester Leader

 

Join our farm-based wilderness expedition school that is awakening consciousness and altruistic will in young people. Our semester educators envision, design and execute elements of this college-accredited program 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

Responsibilities

January – June

  • Educators will teach and support a winter semester program for highly motivated students ages 16-20 at Kroka’s base camp and on expeditions throughout New England and including:
  • Winter backcountry travel/ skiing
  • Open water and river canoeing expeditions
  • Academics in humanities, ecology and math
  • Sewing, crocheting, wood working
  • Working with live stock, food processing, facilities maintenance
Compensation & Benefits Compensation at Kroka is based on experience and meets or exceeds that of other guides in the outdoor education industry.

  • 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.
  • Simple and beautiful Kroka Village housing, and meals whenever you are on campus or traveling for Kroka.

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