Summer Jobs

Field Biology Instructor

Broadreach biology courses combine a college curriculum with adventure to create dynamic learning experiences.

Since 1993, Broadreach has created exceptional, small-group learning experiences that inspire and empower students to find potential in the world through hands-on exploration. High school and college students can earn college credit while traveling with a small group of peers to the Bahamas, Costa Rica, or Ecuador. Students participate in lectures, discussions and field research, as well as activities that build leadership and teamwork. Our goal is that students gain new skills, new friends and have more fun learning than they ever thought possible.

Broadreach offers international summer jobs in biology. Broadreach instructors are expected to educate, mentor and inspire students every day. This is a 24/7 position with limited free time or personal space. Broadreach Instructors also need to be energetic and empathetic role models who excel in building meaningful relationships with young adults.

Responsibilities Include: Managing health and safety of students, maintaining a positive attitude through challenging circumstances, leading games, participating in service-learning activities, developing students’ personal growth, facilitating inclusive group dynamics and demonstrating respectful travel, leading academic discussion and grading student assignments.

Our instructors will lead a for credit, college level course for high schools. Instructors will relay information through lectures, guided discussions, assist with collecting research data and provide context to students as they observe local outfitters. As the academic lead for a program, you will be responsible for issuing and grading assignments including journal entries, research presentations, midterms and finals. We will provide course syllabus and program materials to our instructors prior to the summer.

Broadreach Adventures are fun, rewarding and demanding. Each course is approximately three weeks long and is mentally and physically challenging. Our most successful instructors are positive, flexible, team players who are able to create a fun, cohesive and supportive community. Groups typically have 8 – 12 students and two Broadreach Instructors.

Contracts range from three to eight weeks from early June through mid-August.

  • Master’s degree or PhD in biology, ecology, conservation or related natural science field.
  • Ability to teach a college-level field biology course using experiential education methodologies, hands-on activities, field research, labs, surveys and demonstrations. Experience teaching biology at a high school or college level is ideal.
  • Experience facilitating groups of young adults and positive group dynamics.
  • A passion for mentoring and inspiring students.
  • Able to actively participate in adventure activities such as hiking, snorkeling, rafting, etc.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills to help manage program expenses, a budget, student documents and logistics.
  • Demonstrated success working on diverse teams with a collaborative mindset.
  • Great communication skills.
  • International travel experience, preferred.
  • Spanish language skills are helpful for our South America and Central America courses.
  • Able to attend training in Raleigh, North Carolina starting in early June
  • Availability from early June to early August increases chance of placement.

Broadreach is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. We celebrate differences in age, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other characteristics that help broaden our perspectives. It is our aim, that all our staff, students and partners reflect and embrace these values. View our full statement here.

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About Broadreach

Broadreach is a leader in experiential programs abroad for middle school through college aged students. Over the past twenty years, more than 17,000 students have traveled with Broadreach to over 40 countries. Our mission is to challenge students to broaden their perspectives through new experiences and environments, to inspire them to develop lifelong skills, to discover and explore their passions, and to empower them to reach beyond self-imposed limitations and take charge of their future.