Instructor Application

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

Before completing our instructor application, it’s crucial that you have carefully reviewed 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.

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

    Section I: Personal Information

    Full Name (as it appears on your passport)
    Email Primary Phone
    WhatsApp Phone (if applicable)
    Current Address
    Second Address (if current address is not permanent - please explain and give dates for each)

    Section II: Past Experience

    1. How did you find Dragons? If you have been referenced by a past Dragon's instructor or member of our staff, please include their name:
    2. Please list the countries in which you feel qualified to instruct.
    3. Please list relevant language skills and proficiency level, e.x. 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. What is your availability to work (please check all that apply)?
    6. 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.
    7. 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 home-stay families, guest lecturers, etc).
    8. 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

    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

    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


    Reference #2


    Reference #3


    Section V: Curriculum Vitae

    Please upload a copy of your CV or current resume. PDF format is preferred.
    I hereby declare that the above is an honest and truthful representation of my skills and experience. I understand that if I have misrepresented myself in any way I am forfeiting my opportunity to be a Dragons instructor.
    Please provide your electronic signature: