Acton Academy Northwest Indianapolis is hiring!
Do you want to help learners find their God-given talents and help change the world?
Do you crave working hard with a small, mission-driven, world-class team of entrepreneurs changing the vision of school?
Position: Full-time Christian Elementary Guide with potential for growth
Start Date: Immediate and Summer 2021
If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal, spiritual, 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, 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 and hands-on experiential quests. 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 Acton, 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 Acton life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.
We are seeking a full-time Elementary Guide to work with our younger Arrows. Our Guide has the opportunity to lead with their faith out front and grow steadily in their role on our Carmel Indiana campus.
We are looking for a smart, entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about God and guiding children 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 through a variety of training opportunities under Socratic Master teachers, and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems.
Our Guide will equip our Arrows to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on Montessori-inspired curriculum, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.
If interested, as your first step in this process, please read deeply through our website: www.actonindy.org.
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; Montessori experience a plus; a passion for Christ; 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 Faith Based Hero’s Journey.
The guide will work in partnership with the team to:
1) Affirm students, holding them accountable to their promises and to delivering “the best work they can do” as they discover and pursue a calling on a hero’s journey.
2) Create meaningful exhibitions, ceremonies and celebrations that reinforce the rules of engagement and personal and group covenants to provide and strengthen a safe learning community.
3) Act as a role model as an independent learner on a hero’s journey.
4) Launch and lead socratic discussions.
5) Co-create and launch quests (projects), including daily challenges and curating world-class examples.
6) Supply a positive studio environment and set up the studio as an inspiration for learning.
7) Encourage young heroes to track their progress and create portfolios to show parents, peers and apprenticeship employers what they can do.
8) Uphold promises to students, parents and fellow guides made in relational covenants.
9) Pass along each of these responsibilities to students as quickly as possible, so as to allow students to lead themselves.
Salary: Our Guides receive competitive pay, commensurate with experience.
Sound exciting? Take the first step:
If you’d like to begin the process to apply for this world-changing opportunity, please apply on our website and we will send you the first steps to pursue this world-changing opportunity.
About Acton Academy Northwest Indianapolis
We are a place where kids are free to be kids while learning how to be kind, passionate, and confident individuals empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.
Our self-paced learning environment is supported by the latest in technology and cognitive science and designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork.
We move beyond the traditional tools of lectures, homework, high-stakes tests, and grades. Our students learn in collaborative classrooms of multi-age learners. Our flexible approach challenges each student with their differentiated learning plan, coupled with real-world projects and experiences.
Above all else, each child that enters our doors begins a journey to discover their unique gifts and passions and how they can be used to find their calling and change the world.