English Teacher in rural Mexico

Date posted:2024-03-07 | Writer: Na'atik Language and Culture Institute | Email: [email protected]

Do you want to be part of an award winning non-profit English language program located off the beaten path in stunning Mexico? Na’atik Language and Culture Institute, winner of Go Abroad’s 2023 Innovative TEFL / Teach Abroad Program, is looking for English teachers to join our team for the 2024/25 school year. 

Working as part of an international team, our teachers lead classes and run extracurricular events for local and Indigenous students who receive subsidised and sponsored tuition. Our town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto is a small but close knit community, where you will be able to see the impact of your hard work and dedication. 

If you meet the criteria below and feel you could be part of our incredible team, follow the application instructions or visit our website.

Purpose of Role: To teach high-quality English language through classes, our English language library,  extracurricular activities and intercultural events to the people of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and its surrounding Maya communities to foster cross-cultural education and understanding. 

General Responsibilities

Plan and implement a regular schedule of small group English classes for students of all ages and levels ranging from beginner to advanced.

Work with the Na’atik librarian for library visits.

Work with Na’atik’s Spanish and Maya Immersion Program to deliver intercultural activities.

Assist in the planning and implementation of special extracurricular events and activities throughout the year.

Maintain good relations with students, their families, and all members of the Na’atik community. 

Work in collaboration with other English teachers and other Na’atik staff members to achieve the mission of Na’atik. 

 Required Qualifications

Native English speaker or equivalent

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university

A TEFL/CELTA/TESOL teaching certification 

1 year of classroom teaching experience

Willingness to help organise and participate in special events, activities and field trips

Preferred Qualifications

Communicative Spanish 

Experience working in the developing world

Experience with development or nonprofit work


Local Salary ($13,175 MXN monthly before deductions)

Single occupancy apartment

Assistance with transitioning to local life with five days with a homestay family during orientation, including meals

Guided tour of Carrillo Puerto and paid orientation

Local cell phone SIMcard

Four weeks of paid vacation

Five hours of free, group classes or three hours of private Spanish or Maya classes with additional hours charged at cost

Assistance with visa paperwork 

Reimbursement of visa costs upon completion of contract

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Erick Chuc Santos, English Program Manager, at [email protected]. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in becoming part of the Na’atik team and why you would like to live and work in Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

Please include all requested information or your application may not be considered. Select applicants will be contacted by email. Position will begin mid-end of August 2024. Exact start date will be determined at the time of hire.