Faculty in Wilderness Living Skills

Kroka Expeditions seeks an experienced wilderness skills and crafts faculty to join our instructional team. Kroka is a wilderness expedition school based on a year-round organic farm in Marlow, NH. Our academic-integrated wilderness semesters have consistent life-changing impacts on young people. The Wilderness Living Skills Faculty Member will fill a vital role in helping our community middle school and high school semesters grow while enhancing Kroka’s curriculum of hand-made life. The right candidate will grow into a year-round full-time position.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop middle and high-school curriculum on natural history, wildcrafting, bushcraft, handwork, carpentry, and Earth Living Skills
  • Serve as a member of the teaching team for Kroka Community School and Semester Programs
  • Teach wilderness handcrafts including woodcarving, knife hafting, leatherwork, and basketry
  • Teach progressive fire building curriculum from birch bark to bow-drills
  • Lead wilderness expeditions and base camp programs in all seasons

Additional Responsibilities

  • Periodic night and weekend supervision of students
  • Support morning chores
  • Lead fitness training blocks with students
  • Teach an academic block of personal expertise in humanities, mathematics, social studies, or science
  • Be responsible for maintaining and improving Kroka’s village on the edge of the forest

Essential Qualifications

  • Substantial relevant experience
  • Experience teaching and mentoring children and youth in an outdoor setting
  • Mastery in wilderness skills such as friction fire, woodworking, leatherwork, basketry, or another area
  • Personal expedition experience in remote environments; leadership experience a plus
  • Acute personal artistic skills with accompanying portfolio
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record and comfort driving passenger vans with trailers
  • Relevant college degree a plus

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Wilderness First Responder certification (negotiable with willingness to certify during the first year)
  • Excitement for simple living with few material needs in a community setting
  • Classroom teaching experience or work with accredited curriculum
  • Familiarity with Waldorf, Montessori, or Cooperative styles of education
  • Natural building and carpentry skills with expertise in property maintenance

Conditions, Compensation & Benefits:

This is a 9-month (February – October) full-time residential position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Kroka’s seasonal staff benefits include professional development, pro-purchase discounts, and many other benefits inherent in being part of a diverse and hard-working community. Subsidized on-campus housing and partial board are provided.