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5 Mar 2017

Other Outdoor Design Thinking Instructor

Kalu Yala – Posted by melissa.mazurkewicz Panamá, Panamá, Panama

Job Description

You are innovative design thinker, a comprehensive systems thinker, and a talented educator. You have studied taught the the design-thinking framework, and have the technical skills to rapid prototype using scrap wood, deflated air mattresses and whatever else you may find laying around. You’re creative and resourceful and can solve just about any problem using bamboo and power tools. You’re positive and see problems as opportunities.

You feel comfortable leading 10 university level students for a 10-week semester, teaching them about the design-thinking process in an off-the-grid wilderness environment. 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 design-thinking 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. Though we are in an off-the-grid setting there is still a need for using technology and communicating with other venues and administration. Directors will be evaluated on skills in project management, facilitation and teaching.


-Spanish speaker
-Wilderness First Responder or other medical training
-CPR certified
-Manual vehicle/4×4 experience
-Flexible and resilient
-Experience living in community

-3+ years working in a firm in a design role, teachingproject management a plus
-Degree related to design-thinking, architecture, urban planning, or furniture design
-Strong planner who enjoys organization
-Group leadership skills
-Excited to connect to members of the local community
-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, accrued semesterly

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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