The Marvelwood School seeks a full-time Humanities Teacher who can also serve as the school’s Outdoor Education Coordinator.
As a full-time member of the boarding school faculty, this position requires teaching 4-5 classes each year; coaching two seasons of Outdoor Adventures (see below); advising; and participating in residential life activities including dormitory duty, weekend duty, and the weekly Community Service program. Campus housing is available and is considered part of the compensation for this position, along with a benefits package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been an integral part of the Marvelwood School’s programming for many years. The Outdoor Education Coordinator organizes and leads two trimesters of Outdoor Adventures, a daily afternoon activity option devoted to fostering enjoyment of and appreciation for the environment. Taking full advantage of the many natural resources within easy reach of our campus, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mohawk Trail, St. John’s Ledges, the Housatonic River, and a variety of ponds, preserves, trail systems, state parks, and protected lands, the Coordinator engages students through a variety of activities, incorporating safety, respect, team-building, and skills development. These may include, but are not limited to: canoeing, hiking, low and high ropes course elements, rock climbing, mountain biking, orienteering, survival skills, and environmental awareness. Weekend camping trips in all three seasons have also been a popular part of the program. The Outdoor Education Coordinator also helps to organize the fall senior camping trip, new student and Student Leadership Team orientation, end-of-year class trips, and Earth Day activities.
A bachelor’s degree in a Humanities-related concentration is required, as is experience leading or assisting with outdoor education programming in a significant capacity. Candidates should also have the necessary outdoor education certifications and safety training and/or be willing to work towards them. Candidates should also be in a position to be able to obtain a Connecticut driver’s license with an “A” endorsement, needed for transporting students in school vehicles including minibuses.
About Marvelwood School
Marvelwood is a small (100-130 students) coed boarding school in Kent, CT, grades 9-12.