Teach English in Quintana Roo, Mexico!

Date posted:2019-06-05 | Writer: Na’atik Language and Culture Institute | Email: [email protected]

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 EFL 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.


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

Native level 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.


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


Native level 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


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 the address given on the job heading. 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.