Job Opening for 2022-2023

Elementary Guide in Winchester, Massachusetts

The Wilder School: An Acton Academy is a 1st – 5th grade independent, private school located in Winchester, MA. Our learner-driven micro-school is on a mission to guide young people on a journey of self-discovery so that they can find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on projects, 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.

A journey, like ours, needs innovators and leaders – people who see challenges as creative opportunities.

What we offer:

As a team, we want each person who enters our doors to thrive. Upon hire, you will receive specialized training that will equip you to be a Guide and continuous mentoring and support along the way. Our complete curriculum is ready to be implemented and the structure of our learning model means that there is minimal after-hours work. We are a part of a network of skilled guides across the world that share best practices, provide feedback, and offer resources to enable everyone in this role to thrive.

  • Ongoing professional skill development through collaborative guide sessions
  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices
  • Career growth and promotion opportunities
  • Additional trainings/certificates paid by the school
  • Paid time off every 5-7 weeks (ranging from a long weekend to two weeks of winter break)
  • This is a 10 month position (September through June)


We’d love to talk to you if you:

  • Have experience working with children ages 6 years and older in a daycare, camp, aftercare, or school setting
  • Support child development by giving them the tools to be independent
  • Are open to guiding your colleagues, and be guided by them in turn
  • Are passionate about whole child education
  • Are friendly with good observational and communication skills
  • Get energized and inspired by working with children!

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

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

Education Requirements: AMI, AMS, or MACTE Montessori diploma for elementary aged children (preferred)

Experience Requirements: 2+ years guiding, coaching, or mentoring children

Work Hours: 8 hour shift, Monday through Friday

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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