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Teach English of become the school librarian in Quintana Roo, Mexico!

Posted By: Na'atik Language and Culture Institute
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 GMT

Na’atik Language and Culture Institute is a social enterprise dedicated to high-level cross-cultural language education. Located off the beaten path in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Na’atik makes its home in the heart of the Zona Maya, approximately an hour south of Tulum and two hours north of Belize.

We are looking for 3 qualified, enthusiastic English teachers for our August 2019 - June 2020 school year. Versatile and creative, the ideal applicants would thrive while teaching primary school students, adolescents, and young adults. In addition, one of our three teachers will work with learners who are 4-5 years old.

We are a team of educators dedicated to advancing education in our corner of the developing world. We invite you to apply if you are interested in making a real-world contribution to an amazing community.

In addition to English classes, Na’atik teachers organize and conduct special events and field trips throughout the year. 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.

Required Qualifications (please do not apply if you do not meet the required qualifications):

Native English speaker
Degree from an accredited university
A TEFL/CELTA/TESOL teaching certification and 1 year of classroom teaching experience or a 4-year degree in primary or secondary education
Adventurous and independent spirit
Willingness to help organize and participate in special events and field trips

Preferred Qualifications:
Communicative Spanish
Experience working in the developing world
Experience with development or non-profit work

Local Salary
Furnished housing
Use of bike
4 weeks of paid vacation
5 hours of free, group Spanish classes

In addition to three English teachers, we are looking for an enthusiastic, creative language school librarian to develop, promote and provide free library programming for our English language students. Na’atik’s librarian will also plan and conduct lessons and activities in direct collaboration with the school’s English language teachers.

Duties Include:

Creating enjoyable activities in the library for English language students
Welcoming and orient students to the library, its programs, and its resources
Collaborating with English teachers to integrate the library into the English language program
Promoting library programs for students and parents
Managing volunteers from the local community and our study abroad program
Working with the English teachers and study abroad students to create intercultural activities amongst students
Maintaining the library catalogue and manage all aspects of circulation
Assisting students with selecting and checking out books
Maintaining all library resources and materials
Working with our Communications and Fundraising Manager to acquire new materials and research library grant opportunities
Organizing and assist with special events and field trips
Teaching substitute English classes, when necessary

Required Skills:
Native English speaker
Experience working in school libraries
Degree from an accredited university
One year teaching experience
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong collaboration and social skills
Commitment to the institute's mission of affordable education
Proactive and willing to learn
Ability to work independently
Adventurous and independent spirit
Basic Spanish

Desired Skills:
Library science degree
Experience in the developing world
Experience creating and managing library programs

Living stipend
Furnished housing provided with utilities
4 weeks of paid vacation during 10 month contract
Five free hours of group Spanish or Maya classes with additional hours charged at cost
Use of a Na’atik bicycle

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Steven Norton, Academic Director, at english@naatikmexico.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in running the school’s library at Na’atik, why you would like to live and work in the Yucatan peninsula, and include a summary of your expectations for life and work in a sleepy, off-the-beaten-path Mexican town. Select applicants will be contacted by email. Start date will be determined at the time of hire.

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