Exceptional Technical Instructors are central to the success of our Pure Exploration programs, as we rely on our field staff to provide a safe and transformative experience for our students.
Being a Technical Instructor for Pure Exploration is a tremendous opportunity in terms of career development and personal growth. We invest in our instructors through comprehensive training, goal setting, access to expert consultants, and ongoing professional development tracks over an instructor’s tenure with us. With up to 84 field-days each program, instructors gain deep experience in facilitating expeditions and journeys. They are empowered to bring their own flavour and approach to the role, allowing them to develop a personal teaching philosophy and voice.
As one of the oldest organizations in the field, yet still a small intimate team, instructors' level of exposure and insight is unparalleled. From training and support with issues such as mental health to a robust and dynamic curriculum you’ll learn to teach, you could move from this role to student affairs/higher education, wilderness therapy, guiding, tourism management, or an administrative role in international education with ease.
It is no easy job, though – a Pure Exploration instructor is a leader, mentor, and facilitator. They are responsible for their group throughout their programs. It isa 24/7 role for the duration of the program. We look for qualified, passionate educators who are well travelled, comfortable with the varied components of the role, and empathetic and approachable to students and partner organizations alike.
As a Technical Instructor, your main focus is to ensure that programs run safely and smoothly while supporting students to have a transformational experience. The role encompasses:
Student safety and welfare.
Mentoring and role-modelling.
Coordinating travel logistics.
Budgeting and payments.
Building relationships with in-country partners; and
Facilitating experiential education elements – program curriculum and group reflection.
If you believe you have the qualifications, passion, and experience to be a Technical Instructor, please carefully read the detailed position description and required skills to consider applying. Preference is given to applicants willing to commit to instructing for two years.
We generally plan and recruit for Technical Instructors up to 12 months in advance, so please contact us now if you are interested in a future position. We welcome applicants for all regions on a rolling basis.
If you would like to be considered for a future position as Pure Exploration Technical Instructor, please:
- Read the Position Description and Required Skills thoroughly.
- Fill in the Application Form.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your application, resume, logbook and 1-2 photos showing you in your 'element' - doing the things you love.
We will be in touch to schedule an interview with you.