The John Dorr Nature Laboratory is one of the four campuses of the Horace Mann School, and is the school’s 320-acre outdoor education center. The school is an independent coeducational day school located in New York City. The Dorr Lab is located in Washington, Connecticut, a small community in the western part of the state. The rural setting of our campus provides an ideal setting for adventure and environmental education.

Programs are conducted for students in nursery years through twelfth grade, lasting from one to six days. All programs are designed to enhance the curriculum at each grade level and emphasize the cooperative aspects of learning and living.

The position requires a person who enjoys working with students of all ages, who has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and who has experience and training in the following areas:
Teaching environmental and adventure education
Facilitating group problem solving
Rock climbing and rope courses
Canoeing and water safety
Backpacking and camping
Ability to work well as a member of a crew of teachers
Wilderness First Responder certification

This is a full-time faculty position. The person must be available from August 7, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Candidates need to be able to secure a CT Driver’s license with an “A” endorsement. Salary is highly competitive and housing is provided. You can learn more about the school online at www.horace mann.org.

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


Bachelor's degree, WFR certification

About Horace Mann School - John Dorr Nature Lab

Horace Mann School is a coeducational, college preparatory independent day school for students from Nursery through grade 12. The School seeks to stretch the imagination, intellect and insight of its students while developing the moral characteristics that impart identity and purpose. We recognize as our core values: the Life of the Mind, Mature Behavior, Mutual Respect, a Secure and Healthful Environment, and a Balance between Individual Achievement and a Caring Community. These core values guide our decision-making and govern the implementation of our curriculum and programs across all divisions of Horace Mann School. In addition to its campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx, NY, the School also owns and maintains the John Dorr Nature Laboratory, a comprehensive outdoor education facility on 320 largely wooded acres in Washington, CT.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]