TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR Proctor Academy, Andover, NH

Proctor’s Mountain Classroom is a co-ed academic, outdoor adventure, and travel program offered to students in grades 11 and 12. Two ten-week terms consist of an initial week or so of intensive academic focus to jump-start the English, history, and science course requirements followed by a six-week field component to further study, backpack, rock climb, paddle, or visit areas of cultural significance; a period at the end of the term is set aside to evaluate and process the classes and the experience.

Organize, develop, and teach curriculum for two subjects; team teach a seminar on group dynamics/leadership; teach the outdoor skills pertinent to the areas traveled; build the itinerary for each term and assist with the logistics and all aspects of wilderness and front-country travel; share in driving; help maintain equipment, maintain a budget and appropriate communication with campus and parents.


Full-time benefits include 401 (k) plan, health and dental insurance, life and AD&D insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability. Salary dependent on experience.


While the field portion of this position only occurs during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of the academic year, instructors are expected to be on campus during the fall term to engage with community life and to work on the curriculum and the itinerary.

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


Teaching experience and expertise in one of the academic courses offered; experience working with teenagers and facilitating group processes; effective communication skills; extensive experience leading trips (preferably with teenagers and for longer than 2 weeks); advanced outdoor skills and the ability to teach them; a clean driving record; awareness of the demands of extended leadership in diverse settings; WFR certificate; CPR certificate.

Preferred Skills:

Substantial experience rock climbing (able to fully manage a top rope site), backpacking or wilderness travel, some paddling experience helpful. Positive attitude and sense of humor also required!

About Proctor Academy

Proctor Academy is a coeducational, independent preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12 located on 2,500 acres (10 km2) in Andover, New Hampshire providing roughly 360 students a unique educational model focused on experiential learning, term-long off-campus programs, and a strong academic support program.

Application Instructions

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Personal interviews are required, as is a full sequence of vaccination against COVID-19. Proctor Academy is committed to building a community of inclusion across race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, and experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds. E.O.E.