Working at The Outdoor Academy (OA) is a chance to teach outside the academic norm. Our faculty, much like our students, are adventurous, intelligent people who are here because they are excited about OA’s unique setting and academic program.

Faculty at our school are dedicated, hardworking, and committed educators. We seek faculty who have experience in their field of teaching, as well as expertise in the outdoors in areas such as hiking, camping, paddling, and rock climbing.

Eagle’s Nest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, military status, veteran status or any other condition under applicable under federal, state or local law.  

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What positions are currently available?

What will classes be like?

What about vacation?

What will classes be like?

Faculty at OA can expect to work with positive, motivated youth in a small classroom setting with few distractions. There are approximately seven students per class, so our teachers are able to form close relationships and offer one-on-one instruction.

Faculty are assigned indoor classroom space but always have the option of using other facilities and spaces on our campus. Teaching by the lake or stream, as well as in the field or forest, is considered appropriate, even inspiring.

Please read our Curriculum Guide for more specific information about classes at OA.


What about vacation?

Given how much we expect and receive from our faculty when we are in session (from mid-August to mid-May), we are pleased to offer our full time faculty significant time off during the summer, as well as during major vacation periods throughout the academic year.


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