Job Opening for 2023-2024
Spark Montessori Guide in Port St. Lucie, Florida, US
Do you want to change the world? If your goal is to instill a love of learning in others while advancing in your own professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative academies.
Acton Academy Port St. Lucie is an elementary academy launched in Fall 2023 that blends state-of-the-art software, quest-like projects with real-world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey in a learner-driven, multi-age studio (our version of a “classroom”). Our approach to learning does not include tests, grades, or teachers leading lectures. Our classroom structure is unique. It ensures that the Guides create and facilitate the learning environment, but empowers learners to take ownership of their individual learning path and collective classroom governance.
Acton exists to move learners (adults and children alike) on a journey to understand and develop their most precious gifts, discover their deepest passions, and use them to serve others in a meaningful way. This journey takes them from being receivers of knowledge to self-seekers of knowledge who find their callings and are capable of leading schools, businesses, or community organizations if they choose. We believe our learners are geniuses destined to change the world in a profound way. Are you ready to begin your own Hero’s Journey?
We are looking for a Spark Montessori Guide with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, a willingness to learn from failure, and an entrepreneurial spirit. We seek a Guide who loves to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything they do. Candidates should be proficient in written and oral communication skills and be comfortable using and learning a variety of technology tools. And most importantly, candidates should have a deep respect for all children. The ideal candidate would have experience working with young people as a Montessori teacher, a teacher (who is passionate about and/or has experience with nontraditional methods), a coach, camp counselor, youth leader, etc. and/or a willingness to learn along with a teachable spirit.
This is a position for an independent learner who can take direction, but also work with little direct guidance; someone who likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; and someone who 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. Preference will be given to applicants with Montessori training and/or experience working in a Montessori setting.
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