The John Dorr Nature Laboratory is one of the four campuses of the Horace Mann School and is the school’s 304-acre environmental and outdoor education campus. The school is an independent coeducational day school located in New York City. The Dorr Lab is located in Washington, Connecticut, a small community in the western part of the state.
Programs are conducted for students in nursery years through twelfth grade, lasting from one to eight days. All programs are designed to enhance the curriculum at each grade level. However, the one thread common to all the programs is that they emphasize the cooperative aspects of learning and living as opposed to competition and individualization.
The position requires a person who enjoys working with students of all ages, who has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and who has experience and training in the following areas: teaching environmental and adventure education; facilitating group problem solving; rock climbing and rope courses; backpacking and camping; ability to work well as a member of a crew of teachers; and Wilderness First Responder certification. This is a full-time faculty position. The person must be available from August 6, 2018, through June 28, 2019. Salary is highly competitive and housing is provided. You can learn more about the school online at www.horacemann.org.