Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an outstanding beginning or early-career outdoor educator with diverse guiding or trip leading experiences as well as a degree related to wilderness guiding, outdoor education, or outdoor recreation. The successful candidate will assume duties on August 23, 2021, at which point a current WFR (or WEMT) certification is required. The AE intern’s primary responsibility will be the design and implementation of an extracurricular outdoor adventure and leadership program for Fryeburg Academy students in grades 9-12. The AE intern will work closely with the Environmental Education intern and the Director of the Outdoor Learning and Research Center to implement the program, which will include up to twelve weekend trips as well as a seven day backpacking trip in the spring. The AE intern will also be responsible for challenge course facilitation (training provided) and equipment management. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a range of interests and skills.

FA faculty and interns also have responsibilities connected with the school’s boarding program and extracurricular offerings. Pre-career experience working with adolescents– e.g., as a tutor, coach, camp counselor– is a plus.

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


current WFR (or WEMT)

Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Required Skills:

Outstanding hard skills and risk management

Ability to work with high school students of all backgrounds and abilities, and to encourage continuous growth

Preferred Skills:

A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy

Ability and desire to plan high-quality instruction, assess student learning, reflect on pedagogical effectiveness, and adjust approach

Excellent communications skills, both oral and written

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to meet high professional standards

About Fryeburg Academy

Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé (including significant personal expeditions and sport specific competencies such as climbing, hiking, skiing, etc), transcript, and the contact information for three references to Dylan Harry ([email protected]), Director of the Outdoor Research and Learning Center.