Many of our Instructors have a Teaching Assistant join them on their program.
Sometimes Instructors hire Teaching Assistants directly, with our office oversight, usually alumni from previous programs, and occasionally they ask our main office to provide suitable candidates. If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant for one of our programs, please read our qualifications below and then submit a resume and cover letter. We typically hire a total of two to three Teaching Assistants per year. Preference is given to Wildlands Studies alumni.
TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION INFORMATION
Teaching Assistants are college graduates, often Wildlands Studies program alumni, who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership, logistical and organizational skill, and excellent communication. We define the Teaching Assistant as the person responsible for assisting the instructor(s) with the logistics, academic program, and day-to-day on-site concerns on a specific program. Duties include daily support for the general program and participants while on the program; daily guidance on activities; assistance with risk management; any and all logistics needed or additional assistance as requested by instructor. In addition, this position may be asked to provide academic support where knowledge and expertise is appropriate, and under the authority of the instructor(s).