Hospitality Instructor

Kalu Yala
Job Type
Full time
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

You’ve started an ecotourism business and have put in your time as a guide. You’re an expert in crafting a positive experience while traveling, from planning logistics to managing teams. You keep up to date with innovations in tourism, from branding to financial models. Even more importantly, your passion is teaching and mentorship of the next generation of leaders in the hospitality industry.

You feel comfortable leading 8-12 university level students for a 10-week semester, teaching them about hospitality in an off-the-grid wilderness environment. You also are an expert in your field and enjoy writing and speaking about relevant and innovative topics.

Each week there will be 5 hours of traditional education to your students in the form of lecture or seminar based learning. For 15 hours each week, your students will serve in assistant roles as you lead them in your own Kalu Yala based Hospitality project utilizing the experiential learning model. 10 hours are reserved for you to facilitate your students pursuing independent projects that serve the community and build off skills learned in class. You are also responsible for administration and planning of lessons as well as accessing communications and documenting progress. Though we are in an off-the-grid setting there is still a need for using technology and communicating with other venues and administration.

Preferred skills:

Spanish speaker
Wilderness First Responder or other medical training
CPR certified
Manual vehicle/4×4 experience
Flexible and resilient
Experience living in community
5+ years working in hospitality and ecotourism beyond your undergraduate degree.
Hospitality management, ecotourism or business related degree. Master’s degree or PhD not required, but strongly preferred.
Have experience publishing academic papers and conducting research
Strong planner who enjoys organization
Group leadership skills and high social/emotional intelligence
Comfortable and familiar with team communication and project management tools including Google Docs, Slack, and Asana.
Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here:
Looking forward to living in a comfortable camp in the Panamanian jungle
$2,000 per month in salary, which is actually quite significant in Panama\’s jungles

Bonus based on performance review

Room + Board in our tropical wilderness camp

6 weeks paid vacation yearly, 2 weeks accrued semesterly after 3 month probationary period

Additional Information

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