Proctor’s Mountain Classroom is a co-ed academic, outdoor adventure, and travel program offered to ten students in grades 11 and 12. Two ten-week terms consist of an immersive, experiential curriculum that integrates place-based English, history, and science coursework with outdoor skills and fieldwork, including backpacking, rock climbing, paddling, and visiting areas of cultural significance. The group travels in a 14-passenger minibus and camps every night along their route, which stretches across the United States.

Organize, develop, and teach curriculum for two subjects; facilitate a seminar on group dynamics/leadership; teach the outdoor skills pertinent to course activities; collaborate effectively with co-instructor and program director; cultivate positive, growth-minded learning environment; build the itinerary for each term; plan all aspects of wilderness and front-country travel, including obtaining permits; share in driving; purchase and maintain equipment; maintain a budget; and communicate regularly with campus and parents.

Teaching experience and expertise in one of the academic courses offered (English, social science, science); 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 certification; CPR certification; substantial experience rock climbing (able to fully manage a top rope site), backpacking, or wilderness travel; some paddling experience helpful. A positive attitude and sense of humor are also required!

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, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter and current resume to : [email protected] 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.