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, an Acton Academy, Seattle is hiring!
Do you want to change the world? Do you crave working hard with a small, mission-driven, world-class team of entrepreneurs changing the vision of school?
Position: Apprentice Guide with quick potential for growth and leadership
Start Date: March 1, 2020 (flexible)
Description: If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.
Acton Academy, founded in 2009, is a private micro-school and learner-driven community with the mission that each person who enters its doors will find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on experiential quests and interactive technology. Underlying our method is an application of the Hero’s Journey, creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school. Creator’s House is an affiliate and part of the Acton Academy network here in the greater Seattle area.
At Creator’s House, we have mixed-aged classrooms called studios with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade-levels. Our real world-oriented quests culminate in a public exhibition of learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. In all areas of Creator’s House life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.
We are seeking a full time Apprentice Guide to work with our middle school and elementary school Creators. Our Guide has the opportunity to grow quickly and steadily into a Lead Guide and ultimately open his or her own Acton Academy or take on a leadership role on our campus.
We are looking for a smart, entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about guiding young people on their independent journey of lifelong learning, and who possesses an understanding of the Hero’s Journey and the Socratic Method. Our Guide will learn to lead Socratic discussions and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems. Our Guide will equip our Creators to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on curriculum, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.
Creator’s House is a Christian faith-based non-profit school, but we do not teach or promote any specific Christian doctrine. We welcome children and families of all faiths and beliefs but our intention is to seek a guide who shares our common Christian faith. We ask candidates to provide a bit of their personal Christian faith story with us as part of the application process.
Job Type: Full-time.
Preferred experience and skills:
- Experience managing mixed aged groups of young people;
- Experience planning and implementing games or projects;
- Experience with coaching or mentoring and systematizing processes a plus;
- A passion for disruptive education opportunities;
- Deeply curious and ready to learn and work hard;
- Agile with online learning;
- Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills;
- Entrepreneurial thinker;
- Deep heart for young people and a trust and respect for their ability to learn and grow without heavy adult intervention;
- Kind-hearted and tough-minded;
- Independent worker;
- Calm demeanor and secure in being on a Hero’s Journey;
- Montessori background a plus
Salary: Our Guides receive competitive pay, commensurate with experience.
First step: If you’d like to begin the process to apply for this world-changing opportunity, follow the application process here.