Instructor

Where There Be Dragons

About the organization

Dragons is a provider of immersive, educational travel programs. For decades we’ve offered an alternative to mainstream travel and tourism. Our approach is simple: work with the absolute best instructors, return to communities where we have long-lasting relationships, & run a limited number of programs to ensure every trip is thoughtful, responsible, and intentionally-crafted. Dragons is committed to socially responsible travel as a tool for breaking down barriers and enhancing understanding between people and communities around the world.

Dragons programs are designed to push participants out of their comfort zone to examine their assumptions, values, and world views. When we engage wholeheartedly with multiple realities and seek out fresh perspectives, we become more empathetic and better versions of ourselves.

Duties

Leading safe, conscientious and professional programs which are sensitive to the needs and issues of students and local communities.

Being attentive to risk and committed to the physical and emotional safety of the student group. Instructors must adhere to and maintain high standards of safety and risk management throughout the course, in many different contexts.

Working within a team of co-instructors to facilitate successful group dynamics and to nurture growth and learning within each student.

Offering formal and informal lessons throughout the course on subjects as wide-ranging as history and culture, geology and weather, language and indigeneity, power and politics, development, and ethical wilderness travel. Instructors must remain approachable and sensitive to students’ needs as they process their experiences and observations.

Qualifications

Demonstrate unique regional experience and fluency with strong contacts in the places where we run programs (please speak to this in your application).

Demonstrate language skills relevant to the program area.

Demonstrate experience leading groups and/or working with adolescents.

Demonstrate a dedication to the field of teaching and ability to educate the whole student.

Demonstrate an understanding of, commitment to, and skills related to teaching social and environmental justice.

Exhibit significant experience in a relevant field (i.e. education, guiding, social justice, youth leadership development, place-based learning, non-profits, etc).

Possess a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) certification.

Demonstrate an understanding of risk management and competency navigating challenging environments.

Demonstrate the capability to instruct a safe, educational, dynamic and engaging course for students with a diversity of identities and perspectives.

Demonstrate the resilience, grit, stamina, and self-awareness needed to travel with and facilitate learning for groups for 4-12 weeks at a time.

Salary

For a 30-day international summer course, instructors are paid between $1,800 and $4,750 USD. For an 80-day gap semester, instructors are paid between $3,800 and $11,000 USD. Our full pay scale is sent to applicants when they are invited for an interview.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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