Alzar School teachers motivate, inspire, and educate our students both in and out of the classroom. They are passionate individuals who are excited to share their knowledge of content areas, enthusiasm for the outdoors, and curiosity for cultural learning.

Alzar School teachers serve as high school academic classroom teachers, residential leadership (through rotating duties) and outdoor instructors, specifically in the area of backpacking and/or whitewater rafting or kayaking. Teachers travel with students to spend 7 weeks in Patagonia, Chile each semester, and the rest of the semester at our campus in the mountains of western Idaho. See more info via links below!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Strong knowledge of content area -either through past studies, professional experience, or direct teaching experience
Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for the content
Eagerness to make content relevant to students’ lives and worlds
Adaptable, able to take challenges in stride
Embraces dynamic working environments, including outdoor and international settings
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Enjoys interacting with students, families, and colleagues

Required Skills:

Robust experience in program-specific outdoor sports:

1) multi day backpacking trips in backcountry settings
2) intermediate proficiency in whitewater river environments (either rafting and/or kayaking)
3) transferable skills from other outdoor activities

We invite applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply, and firmly believe that a diverse faculty enriches our staff community and connections with students.

About Alzar School

Alzar School is a semester school for students in 10th and 11th grades. Students are highly motivated teenagers who want to make a difference in the world. Alzar School’s main campus is in Cascade, Idaho, but each semester includes extended cultural immersion in Chile. Faculty travel with the students to Chile, living and working there for approximately seven weeks each semester. Alzar School offers students challenging and engaging instruction at Honors or AP level. We accomplish our mission to ‘build leaders who positively impact the world’ through the intersection of academics, outdoor adventure, and cultural immersion. As a school community, we value diverse experience, perspectives, identities, and skill sets.

Application Instructions

Apply online here: https://forms.gle/vRqFQ9eLZWbKUqNV6 Read more at https://alzarschool.org/employment-opportunities/ or here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UZF9x02zB71RS0oY8pgHfcqylzZaVSXu912pi3dX9DI/edit?usp=sharing