Elementary Studio (ES) Lead Guide

By January 23, 2019 Job Posting

Are you convinced that the way we are educating children fundamentally has to change? Do you have the patience needed to allow students to experience and learn from failure? Are you prepared to inspire a generation to tackle the challenges that lie ahead?

Creator’s House is education for the 21st century in the context of God’s Kingdom. We are turning learning upside down.   We want to go back to one-room schoolhouses where children are in charge of and responsible for their learning. We want to walk alongside our students and guide them in developing a deeper, intimate relationship with God and out of that relationship with their Creator, to discover and discern what their God-given gifts are and calling is for their life.  We exist to be a community of learners, parents and children alike.

We are seeking a lead guide who is ready to change the world of education. Creator’s House will be launching in the fall of 2019 on the Eastside of Greater Seattle Area. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of shaping the foundation of one of the most innovative schools of the 21st century. Creator’s House will be leading the students into Quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey as it nurtures the learner driven community. The school year at Creator’s House will be 11 months with long breaks throughout. The Guide is expected to work five days a week spending time in the studio [classroom] and as well as planning, documenting, communicating with the parents, and performing administrative tasks.  

The Lead Guide

The Guide’s main role will be to move learners on a Hero’s Journey to understand and develop their most precious gifts, to help them discover their deepest passions, and to inspire learners to use their gifts and passions to serve others in a meaningful way. We believe our learners will go on to change the world in a profound way.  


Position Description: 

The Guide will work with the co-founders to:
• Facilitate a truly customized education for each learner in the Studio.
• Affirm students, holding them accountable to their promises and to their commitment to deliver “the best work they can do” as they discover and pursue a calling on a Hero’s Journey.
• Create meaningful exhibitions, ceremonies and celebrations that reinforce the rules of engagement, personal and group covenants to provide and strengthen a safe learning community.
• Act as a role model as an independent learner on a Hero’s Journey.
• Launch and lead Socratic discussions.
• Create and launch Quests (projects), including developing daily challenges and curating world class examples.
• Supply Studio environment and set up Studio as inspiration for learning.
• Incorporate materials and lessons into ‘core skills’ work time. Observe and track each child’s progress via a cutting edge online dashboard.
• Encourage young heroes to track their progress and create portfolios to show parents, peers, and apprenticeship employers what they can do.
• Uphold promises to students, parents, and fellow Guides made in relational covenants.
• Pass along each of these responsibilities to students as quickly as possible, so as to allow students to lead themselves.
• Communicate with parents.

Qualifications:

• Personal relationship with Jesus Christ which demonstrates a true and lively faith, and an attitude and way of life consistent with biblical standards.
• A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning.
• Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit [game maker]
• Ability to build and maintain a strong culture of self-directed learning.
• Customer service and user-centered orientation with the ability to give and receive feedback, meet needs, and get a positive response.
• Proven excellence in written and oral communication skills.
• Evident passion for being on a Hero’s Journey.
• Facilitating project-based / experiential / real-world learning.
• Proficient quantitative reasoning skills to look at learner growth data to inform next steps.
• Strong relationship building with children ages 6-11
• Training in Montessori or Reggio models is helpful but not required.

This is a position for an independent learner who: can work with little direct guidance; likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius within; and is a flexible problem-solver.

It is essential that this person can learn fast, loves to work hard, and is an active reader and writer.

The position will begin August 2019 with consulting hours expected once a contract is signed. We run on 6-7 week Sessions with 1-2 week breaks in between Sessions.

In anticipation of our opening in August 2019, the Guide will work through the summer to learn the Acton model, prepare the Studio environment, and perform other administrative tasks.

Salary

Creator’s House offers a salary commensurate with experience plus benefits.

Next Step

Candidates should apply with a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, how the position is part of their “hero’s journey,” and how they heard about this opportunity via our posting on Indeed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.