Literature Teaching Position

The Island School is seeking a Literature teacher who has demonstrated a career commitment to teaching and is excited about doing so in our remote community setting, starting in August 2014. The Literature of the Sea
 course explores themes that are rooted in post-colonial Caribbean literature and are addressed in Derek Walcott’s epic poem Omeros. Students practice the art of interpretation through seminar discussions and develop creative writing and speaking skills throughout the term. Applicants for this position should have a background, skill set, and passion in English literature and writing, epic poetry, anthropology, or experience participating in or leading cultural immersion opportunities. While the primary responsibility of our teachers is to deliver progressive, thoughtful coursework in their area of expertise, they must also be able to juggle myriad responsibilities beyond academics. This includes supporting the morning exercise program, doing chores alongside the students, and countless smaller duties associated with running a boarding program, often requiring a presence into the evenings and over the weekends. Medical training, experience in SCUBA instruction, kayaking and outdoor leadership skills are also beneficial.


  • Teaching 2-3 sections of 12 students in Literature
  • Advisor for 4-6 students
  • Residential Duty
  • Morning Exercise and Chores with community
  • Kayak program support, if applicable
  • Cultural Contact program support, if applicable
  • This is an overview of the position, but responsibilities are not limited to the above list.

How to apply

Review more information about our curriculum, working at The Island School, and how to apply at Qualified applicants will be reviewed and contact on a rolling basis before March 31, 2014 to begin employment on or before August 1, 2014.

South Eleuthera District, Bahamas,
Cape Eleuthera Island School

PO Box EL-26029, Deep Creek, South Eleuthera District, Bahamas