Overview

April 1 – October 31, 2022
Kroka’s international group of guides and educators as a full-season expedition leader. Kroka’s wilderness leaders envision, design and execute programs that have consistent life-changing impacts on children and youth. Our staff live and work in community and practice what they teach. They are visionaries, risk-takers, and role models. They are committed to mastery of their skills and to awakening consciousness and altruistic will in young people

Responsibilities

Wilderness Leaders will facilitate wilderness expeditions and farm-based programs for highly motivated students ages 9-19 including:

SPRING & FALL

Multi-element programs including farming, adventure, sustainability and wild-crafting skills
Ocean canoe expeditions
Moving-water canoe trips
Backpacking trips
Farm-based programs
Rock climbing and canoeing day trips
SUMMER

7-21 day expeditions programs within Kroka’s seven adventure schools: rock climbing, caving, whitewater paddling, ocean expeditions, mountain biking, wilderness skills, and rites of passage.
Scheduled weeks alternate between expedition/program teaching and base-camp support including farm work, kitchen work, driving, and facilities maintenance.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Professional certifications and education College degree and/or equivalent life experience, and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.
Love of teaching and mentoring children and youth: enjoys working with a wide range of ages, with documented and referenced previous teaching experience.
Previous wilderness expedition experience in remote environments, or an excitement to learn!

Required Skills:

Commitment to personal fitness: working at Kroka is physically demanding and requires a high level of fitness and excellent work ethic. You will be expected to wake early for shared work on the farm and participate joyously in the strenuous work of living close to the land.
Commitment to ecologically conscious living and simplified personal needs. Experience living and working in community.
Adventure sports expertise such as whitewater paddling, rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, mountain biking etc

Preferred Skills:

Personal artistic skills: strong singing voice, handwork skills, visual and/or performing arts experience.
Drivers License: with clean record and experience driving vans and small cargo or canoe trailers.
International/cultural diversity: experience living, working, and traveling in other countries and cultures.
Waldorf Training: experience and/or training for working with Waldorf schools and schoolchildren
Additional Certifications: AMGA SPI, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness EMT, etc.

About Kroka Expeditions

Kroka is a non-profit wilderness expedition school for young people based on a year-round, organic farm in Marlow, New Hampshire. We believe that the consciousness and altruistic will that lives in all people can be brought forward through a living relationship with the natural world and by taking our places within the circle of community.

Application Instructions

To apply please visit our website: https://kroka.org/about/hiring/wilderness-leader/

Company Website

http://www.kroka.org