Instructor Application

Thank you for your interest in joining a growing community of spectacular and inspiring individuals!

Before completing our instructor application, please carefully review the Instructor Qualifications, Job Description & Responsibilities, and Instructor Pay & Benefits pages of our website.

Our hope is that the answers you provide in your application embody the depth and breadth of who you are. Dragons considers each application carefully based on its content, so please respond as thoroughly and thoughtfully as possible. And don’t worry: if you can’t answer a question, can’t determine any relevant experience, or don’t feel comfortable answering a questions, that’s fine. In forming our leadership teams, we carefully balance co-instructors’ talents and skills, and we often hire certain staff based on a single quality, skill set or experience. We do not expect that every applicant will possess all relevant qualities, or that every applicant will be able to provide extraordinary answers to all questions. For those we feel are a good fit for an instructor position we have available, we will continue to get to know you via an in-person or video interview. The best time of year to submit an application is between October and December. Our peak hiring season is between January and April, when we hire the majority of new staff for openings on our summer and fall programs.

Thank you and we look forward to learning more about you!

    Section I: Personal Information

    Fields marked with an asterisk* are required.

    *Full Name (as it appears on your passport)

    *Email

    *Phone

    WhatsApp phone

    *Current address

    Alternate address, if current address is not permanent - Please explain and give dates for each

    Section II: Past Experience

    Fields marked with an asterisk* are required.

    1. How did you find Dragons? If you have been referred by a past Dragon's instructor or member of our staff, please include their name:

    *2. Please indicate the countries in which you feel qualified to instruct.

    BhutanBoliviaCanadaCambodiaChinaColombiaGuatemalaIndiaIndonesiaKyrgyzstanLaosMadagascarMoroccoMyanmarNepalPeruSenegalTaiwanThailandUnited States

    *3. Please list relevant language skills and proficiency level. For example, Spanish - fluent, English - full working proficiency.

    4. Please list any relevant certifications you hold, along with the certifying agency and expiration date, i.e. Wilderness EMT, Wilderness First Responder.

    5. Please indicate which of the following qualifications you possess:

    Masters degree in relevant fieldPhD in relevant field300+ days of relevant field experience in international or experiential guiding with a similar organization and/or a similar demographic3+ years prior experience living and working in relevant fields (cross-cultural education, development, or advocacy that can directly translate to your work in the field) related to the country where you are applying to work4+ years prior relevant experience working in international and cross-cultural program administration with a focus on curriculum development and risk management

    *6. What is your availability to work? Please check all that apply.

    This summer onlySummer programs in the futureFall gap semestersSpring gap semestersShort-term contracts throughout the year9-month contract for the academic yearFlexibleOpen availability

    *7. How does your professional, educational, and/or personal experience qualify you to work as an instructor for Where There Be Dragons? Please describe your relevant experience in the countries where we run programs, as well as details about any experience you have leading groups as a guide, facilitator, or educator.

    *8. Dragons instructors often incorporate their own contacts, friends and acquaintances into their courses to help the students become more engaged. Please describe the types of contacts you have in the areas where we run programs who you believe could enhance the quality of our programs (e.g. contacts with NGOs, potential homestay families, guest lecturers, etc).

    *9. In what ways do you believe your teaching would enhance the student experience? Do you have any personal interests or research experience (academic, artistic, spiritual, or cultural) that you feel comfortable incorporating into lessons for Dragons students?

    Section III: Interpersonal Skills and Leadership Style

    Fields marked with an asterisk* are required.

    *1. In working with adolescents and co-instructors in rugged environments within developing world, Dragons instructors are asked to fulfill many necessary roles, including teacher, parent, friend, guide, counselor and health professional. In which role(s) do you feel that you would be most competent? Where do you foresee the most challenges?

    *2. Because we work in exciting, ever-changing, remote environments, the best-laid plans often change. Can you give an example of how in the past you have managed to remain a leader - with good judgment and energy - when things did not work out quite as you had planned?

    *3. Dragons courses take participants to off-the-beaten-path places, exposing them to completely new and often challenging environments, consistently encouraging them to step out of their "comfort zones." Please give an example of how you would work with a student who was feeling particularly challenged due to being so far away from home, in such a different environment.

    *4. What would you like your fellow instructors and the students to say about you at the end of the course?

    Section IV: References

    Fields marked with an asterisk* are required.

    Please provide the contact information for one personal reference (not a family member) and two professional references who have known you for at least one year.

    Reference #1

    *Name

    *Relationship

    Phone

    *Email

    Reference #2

    *Name

    *Relationship

    Phone

    *Email

    Reference #3

    *Name

    *Relationship

    Phone

    *Email

    Section V: *Resume or Curriculum Vitae

    *Required. Please upload a copy of your CV or current resume. PDF format is preferred.

    Section VI: Certify & Submit

    *Please provide your electronic signature:

    *Today's date