Gap Instructor

Job Type

Full Time Temporary


Details: See benefits.



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19800 Village Office Court
United States


ARCC is looking for Instructors who are enthusiastic about working with students aged 17-20 and who have strong experience working with groups. ARCC Instructors provide an academic framework and structure relevant to their location, as well as teach the curriculum designed for each location and global theme. In addition, Instructors focus on fostering constructive group dynamics, implementing ARCC’s leadership progression, facilitating games, activities and initiatives, overseeing outfitted activities, and ensuring that each person in the group is able to safely achieve goals consistent with his or her abilities. Two Instructors will guide a group of up to twelve students through rigorous international settings, while facilitating academic curriculum. These semesters are both mentally and physically challenging for instructors and participants, with many unexpected obstacles and issues.

ARCC seeks Instructors who will be a positive influence on the participants, supporting them throughout the semester and creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. Our Instructors are not supervising each student 24 hours a day for the semester, but rather helping them develop their own comfort in each regional location, setting them up to achieve positive development in a safe environment.


ARCC Instructors are contracted to lead a three month long semester program. The Instructor salary is competitive within the market. All living and travel expenses will be paid for while working for ARCC. Travel insurance and worker’s compensation will be provided for the duration of your program. We provide adequate professional and leadership development opportunities through our eight day staff training course and six day semester prep. We encourage instructors to take time off as needed throughout the semester as long as there is communication with the co-instructor and the office, as self care is the most important way for instructors to give their best selves to their students and the experience. We ensure adequate co-instructors for all of our gap instructors, as well as opportunities for future employment given a successful semester. With our spring gap programs, custom program opportunities and summer trips, there are ample opportunities for nearly year-round employment. As we recognize that seasonal employment can be challenging to come by, we do everything we can to provide opportunities for our instructors in every season. In addition, we offer great pro-deals on outdoor equipment from many well-known manufacturers.

Level of Language Proficiency

English. Additional language skills are appreciated but not required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please complete the online application. You will be prompted to create an account to complete the online application. Upon completion of the application you will be asked to upload your resume and a cover letter. You will also be given the opportunity to submit your references’ email addresses. Your resume, cover letter, and three references are required for a complete application.

If you are a return ARCC Summer Leader or have been hired as a Leader for this summer, we do not require a new online application or additional references. You can submit your resume and cover letter to

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.