All Session 2  and 3 Applications Due March 5, 2017


Become a Marpha Foundation Fellow

Every year Marpha Foundation hosts fellows who are talented and dedicated practitioners in their fields. These individuals work on a variety of programs and projects as creative contributors. The qualifications and time commitment vary based on the position.

Marpha Foundation provides homemade and locally sourced food, as well as comfortable lodging for all fellows. There is a one-time registration fee of $180 (USD) to cover administrative costs.

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Pre-primary Teaching Fellow

In this position you will fill two roles. You will be co-teaching with a local teacher at Marpha Foundation’s Kindergarten and you will lead our after-school sessions with Marpha’s first graders. Both roles synthesize philosophies from Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori approaches to foster an environment for experiential learning.

In the Kindergarten, you will be working in a mixed age classroom with children between the ages of two and five. You will curate free play stations, design guided activities, and help with mealtimes, potty, and basic hygiene.

In after-school sessions, you will be working with first graders from Marpha’s government school. The sessions are one-hour each, six days a week and attendance ranges between seven to twelve students. You will design English-medium lessons that focus on creative projects to develop spatial reasoning and motor skills, self-confidence and empathy, group communication and creative problem solving. You will have access Foundation templates and our growing archive of past activities.

Qualifications: Fluent in English. Minimum one-year experience working in an educational setting with children ages two to seven years old.

2017 Sessions:
Session 1: February 12  – July 1
Session 2: June 20 – November 20


Experiential English Teaching Fellow

In this position you will fill two roles. You will work with students at the government school in Syang village, a 45-minute walk from Marpha, and with monks at Samtencholing Monastery in Marpha. There are two Experiential English Teaching Fellows at a time.

In Syang, Experiential English classes are held three days a week afterschool. On each class day, one teaching fellow will teach Grade 1 for an hour-long class, and then Grades 4 and 5 for another hour-long class. The other teaching fellow will teach Grades 2 and 3 for an hour-long class, and then Grade 6 for another hour-long class. Syang classes develop English language competence, incorporating themes and practices from the arts, humanities, and natural sciences, with a strong focus on place relevance.

At Samtencholing Monastery, both Experiential English Teaching Fellows work together to lead an hour-long class three days a week (on different days than Syang classes) for ten to twelve student monks between the ages of seven and fifteen. The classes develop English language competency and math skills, but are more informal and rely heavily on games and conversation.

Qualifications: Fluent in English. Experience working with children in an educational or recreational setting. Ability to design and document lesson plans and activities.

2017 Sessions:
Session 1: March 1 – June 20
Session 2: June 10 – September 30


Creative Lessons Teaching Fellow 

In this position, you will teach morning classes five days a week at Marpha Foundation’s Rosehips Center. Government school students between the ages of eight and fifteen attend these extracurricular classes for an hour and half before their school day starts. Creative Lessons are emergent and experimental in nature and they respond to the interests of our students.

As a Creative Lessons Teaching Fellow you will share what you are passionate about through experiments, workshops and long-term projects. Areas of interest include the arts, natural sciences, physical education, or anything that promotes curiosity, wonder and a greater understanding of the world.

Qualifications: Fluent in English. Experience working with children in an educational or recreational setting. Ability to design and document lesson plans and activities.

 2017 Sessions:
Session 1: March 1 – June 1
Session 2: May 20 – August 25
Session 3: August 20 – October 15


Videography Fellow

In this position, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to, shooting and editing footage for instructional and promotional videos, as well as for creative projects carried out by the Foundation. You will also be responsible for photographing Foundation activities for both documentation and promotional purposes.

Qualifications:  Fluent in English. Demonstrated proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite software.

2017 Sessions:
Session 1: April 1 – July 30
Session 2: August 1 – November 30


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