Where There Be Dragons is currently hiring instructors for our summer and fall programs focused on social and environmental justice in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. These are seasonal field staff opportunities ranging between 2 weeks and 3 months.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


-Experience leading groups and/or working with adolescents
-Experience in a related field (social justice, youth leadership development, place-based learning, non-profits, etc)
-Regional knowledge in of one or more of the following locations: southern Arizona, northern New Mexico, west Texas, and southern Colorado

Required Skills:

-Must be able to teach to relevant environmental and social justice themes including immigrant justice, environmental sustainability, and indigenous sovereignty
-Ability to organize meaningful guest speakers, excursions, and educational activities with community partners
-Excellent judgement when supporting student health and safety
-Skilled at supporting a positive learning environment for students from a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences

Preferred Skills:

-Bilingual or fluent in Spanish
-Experience managing program budgets
-Experience driving a 15-passenger van with trailer

About Where There Be Dragons

Mapmakers once drew Dragons to represent lands unknown. Going Where There Be Dragons is to explore beyond the edge of your map. When we engage the unfamiliar, we rediscover ourselves and the world, charting paths to an expanded horizon.

Dragons mission is to cultivate meaningful connections through immersive and responsible travel. Our vision, ultimately, is to foster a more compassionate, just, and inclusive world.

We believe in the power of hands-on experience to elevate perspective and understanding.
We value curiosity and unscripted spaces to discover, learn, and grow.
We strive to access, hear, and share marginalized voices and perspectives.
We celebrate the courage it takes to venture into the unfamiliar and uncomfortable.
We strive to build community relationships that are reciprocal and sustainable.
We challenge ourselves to confront systems of power and privilege and our roles within.
We work to cultivate awe, reverence, and right a

Application Instructions

Please apply via our online instructor application on the Dragons website: https://www.wheretherebedragons.com/about-dragons/our-people/employment-opportunities/instructor-application/