The French Broad River Academy (FBRA) is an independent, split-gender middle school with two campuses in Asheville, NC. FBRA is seeking candidates who are interested in teaching middle school students in and out of the classroom at both the Girls Program and the Boys Program. The core academic subjects at the FBRA campuses include: Math, Science, Spanish, Humanities, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. Staff at FBRA serve in multiple roles; as teachers of a core academic subject, outdoor trip leaders for day and overnight adventure-based field experiences, and for additional duties such as teaching PE & electives. Additional administrative and “head of” duties may be available in addition to the core staff position for interested candidates.

Potential staff must have a passion for developing relationships with adolescents, an affinity for (and experience in) outdoor/wilderness settings, and a willingness to wear many different hats beyond that of a classroom teacher. We work hard and we expect a lot of our teachers, and we find that the rewards of this calling are infinite.

For the 2023-2024 school year, FBRA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of FBRA Boys 8th grade Biology Teacher and Outdoor Trip Leader.

First and foremost, ensuring the physical and emotional safety of all FBRA students when they are in the school’s care.
Serving as a life mentor and role model for our students.
Actively enforcing and upholding the FBRA school culture as outlined in our mission statement: “to build character and integrity for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership”.
Performing all duties related to teaching the primary subject – planning lessons in alignment with our curriculum, teaching powerful & engaging classes, working individually as needed with students, maintaining grades/gradebook, collaborating as a part of a subject-area team, and engaging in regular communication about academic progress with parents & students.
Performing additional teaching duties on elective, PE, and enrichment topics.
Serving as a trip leader on weekly outdoor field lessons (may include canoeing, hiking, skiing, service work, and climbing) as well as periodic overnight trips.
Serving as an international trip leader to Costa Rica.
Exhibiting excellent teamwork and time management skills.
Maintaining a growth mindset in all areas of FBRA programming and instruction.
Attending meetings, special events, and occasional after-school commitments.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


The following qualities will distinguish candidates:
Personal and/or professional experience in whitewater
Spanish Language Proficiency
Outdoor instruction certifications for paddling, climbing, skiing, or wilderness medicine
Music instruction ability
Master’s degree or PhD
Current Teacher’s License
International trip leading experience
Prior experience with adolescents, including social/emotional development

Required Skills:

Proficiency and understanding of the subject area(s) interested in teaching.
Teaching and instruction experience in the traditional school and/or outdoor education setting.
Bachelor's degree minimum, preferably in the subject area of the job opening.
Demonstrated experience and interest working with adolescents.
Willingness and interest to build skills and expand competencies in academics, social/emotional student development, technical outdoor skills, and Spanish language and Hispanic culture.

About French Broad River Academy

French Broad River Academy is an independent middle school (grades 6-8) with dual riverfront programs for boys and girls. We integrate rigorous academics with outdoor adventure, service projects, and international travel to help our students become confident, compassionate leaders, ready to take on the world.

FBRA At A Glance: French Broad River Academy is a split-gender, independent middle school (grades 6-8) in Asheville, North Carolina that offers a competitive academic program in tandem with outdoor education and leadership opportunities. We have two campuses nestled in the heart of Western North Carolina that take full advantage of the region’s plentiful whitewater rivers, lush mountains, and vast public lands for outdoor experiential learning. International travel, service learning, character development, and leadership are additional key components of the FBRA experience.

Application Instructions

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