Proctor's Mountain Classroom is a co-ed academic, outdoor adventure, and travel program offered to grade 11-12 students. Two ten-week terms consist of an initial week or so of intensive academic focus to jump-start the English, history, and science 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 and teach curriculum for two subjects; team teach a seminar on group dynamics/leadership; teach the outdoor skills pertinent to the areas traveled; 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.
Teaching experience and expertise in one of the academic courses offered; experience working with teenagers and facilitating group processes; effective communication skills; advanced outdoor skills and the ability to teach them; a good driving record; awareness of the demands of extended leadership in diverse settings; WFR certificate; CPR certificate; 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!!
BENEFITS and SALARIES:
Full-time benefits include 401 (k) plan, health and dental insurance, life and AD&D insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability. Salaries dependent on experience.
Position open for winter and spring, 2019-2020. Term dates are mid-November to early March, late March to early June. Instructors must attend a late August week-long faculty orientation, participate in a 6-day Wilderness orientation trip with incoming Proctor students in New Hampshire and be available during the fall for logistical and curriculum planning.
Personal interviews are required.
E.O.E. AD #MCT11019
About Proctor Academy
Proctor Academy, founded in 1848, is an experiential, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for 360 students in grades 9 - PG in Andover, New Hampshire.