Head English Language (ESL) Teacher

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Details: Fully furnished housing and stipend appropriate to cover local costs




Calle 57 entre 78 y 80
Colonia Francisco May
Felipe Carrillo Puerto


Na’atik Language and Cultural Institute is looking for a qualified, enthusiastic, creative, independent and organized Headteacher who wants to make a real difference in an underserved community for the August 2018- July 2019 school year. Na’atik is a young, local, non-profit language institute located in the Yucatan Peninsula in the ‘authentic’ Mexican-Maya town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo (approximately 1-hour inland from Tulum). Na’atik offers accessible, high-quality English courses to increase access to education and opportunities in the Maya Zone. Our English language program is for primary school children, teenagers, and adults of all levels. The Headteacher role would split their time between the classroom and supporting the other teachers in partnership with the school’s Director. The Headteacher will be responsible for improving the curriculum and English language program as a whole including orientation for new teachers. The Headteacher would also play a leading role in managing special events and field trips throughout the year in which the staff organizes. This is a great position for an experienced teacher who wishes to advance their career to the next level while working off the beaten path, improving their Spanish, and learning about the culture of the modern Maya - and of course to work with many delightful students! Please check out our Facebook page and website to learn more about Na’atik. We also recommend looking at our blogs to learn more about life in our town.


  • Three years classroom teaching experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Degree from an accredited university
  • TEFL/CELTA/TESOL certified
  • Adventurous and independent spirit
  • Willingness to help organize and participate in extracurricular special events and field trips
  • Commitment to the institute's mission of affordable education
  • Commitment to seeing the position through to the end of the school year
  • Proactive and willing to learn



  • Experience in the developing world
  • Experience managing others
  • Two-year commitment


Twice monthly stipend appropriate to cover local costs

Furnished housing included

Financial help offered for visa application

Five hours of free Spanish or Maya classes (with paid classes available as well)

Level of Language Proficiency

Native English speaker

Intermediate Spanish

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email your resume and a cover letter to say@naatikmexico.org. In your cover letter please explain why:

  1. Your skills and experience make you a great candidate for this role
  2. You are interested in living and working in Zona Maya, Mexico

Please note that applicants who do not answer these questions will not be considered.