The Island School is hiring an
The Island School, a not-for-profit organization based in The Bahamas, was founded to create and support transformational educational experiences with the vision of leadership effecting change, on the island of Eleuthera. The diverse educational initiatives, including our High School Semester and Summer Term, Deep Creek Middle School, Elementary Learning Center, and our Community Engagement and Partnerships, deliver unique educational journeys in conjunction with the authentic and meaningful work our organization undertakes in research and sustainable development at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, our research and innovation hub. We are reimagining what education is for, and redesigning how education is delivered.
The Semester is the flagship Island School program offering a single immersive semester on Eleuthera for approximately 52 high school sophomores and juniors. Semester faculty often have experience in experiential education in addition to a focus in a specific academic discipline.
We seek teachers with a demonstrated career commitment to experiential education and a love for teaching and learning. The primary responsibility of the teacher is to deliver thoughtful, interdisciplinary coursework in their area of expertise. In addition, faculty are fully immersed in the daily operation of the school; from early morning exercise, to classes, to off-campus expeditions and weekend activities. Our teachers pursue opportunities to guide students in making connections between coursework and life in the community, with the goal of solving real problems and creating new understandings. This includes advising a group of students, engaging in the morning exercise program, doing chores alongside students, leading student activities, and other duties associated with running a residential program in a remote setting. Additionally, teachers lead or assist kayak expeditions, assist with SCUBA or boat driving, contribute to our community outreach program, and support a medical response team in a wilderness setting.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Qualifications & Experience:
Experience with semester-based or immersion programs
Expedition/ trip leader experience
Wilderness First Responder certification
SCUBA or Freediving certification
ACA sea kayaking certification
US Coast Guard or RYA boat driving certification
Semester Faculty are fully engaged in a fall and spring 100-day semester with ample preparation and debrief time at the beginning and end of each term. Semester faculty roles are based on academic calendars with faculty beginning in early August through May with a mid-winter break. There is an opportunity to also work summer programs for an additional stipend.
Compensation & Benefits
Position open until filled. Apply a.s.a.p.
How to Apply:
Applicants should include the following in their application: