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 environmental education. The successful candidate will assume duties in August 2021, at which point a current WFA certification (or WFR) is required. The EE intern will have three primary responsibilities which include the development and teaching of a sustainable agriculture class, a role as the assistant trip leader for the outdoor program, as well as the development and implementation of extracurricular farm to school programming. The EE intern will work closely with the Adventure Education intern and the Director of the Outdoor Learning and Research Center to implement the programs, which will include up to twelve weekend trips as well as a seven day backpacking trip in the spring. 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 in the settings of sustainable agriculture and adventure education.

FA faculty and interns 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, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education


Bachelor’s Degree in related field

WFA certification (or WFR)

Required Skills:

Experience leading backpacking trips

Excellent communications skills, both oral and written

Experience with gardening, farm to school programs, or agriculture

Preferred Skills:

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

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

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

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), official transcript, and the contact information for three references to Dylan Harry ([email protected]), Director of the Outdoor Research and Learning Center.