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Ascent Academy 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: Elementary School Apprentice Guide with quick potential for growth and leadership
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.
Ascent: An Acton Academy 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. Our campus is part of a larger network of over 100 Acton Academies around 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.
At Ascent, 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 Ascent life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.
We are seeking a full time Elementary School Apprentice Guide to work with our elementary school students. 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 Austin campus.
We are looking for a smart, entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of lifelong learning, and who possesses an understanding of the Hero’s Journey and the Socratic Method. Our Apprentice Guide will spend the first year learning to lead Socratic discussions and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems.
If interested, please explore our website and watch the videos in the Deep Dive section, to get a better idea of what our learning environment will look like.
Job Type: Full-time
Preferred experience and skills: Experience managing mixed aged groups of children; experience planning and implementing games or projects; coaching or mentoring experience 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; reader; deep heart for children 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.
Salary: Our Guides receive competitive pay, commensurate with experience.
The Guide Audition Process consists of 3 simple steps:
Do your research on Ascent Academy and provide references from your previous jobs.
Consider how you would handle a few case study situations & tell us about your current Hero’s Journey.