Elementary School – Apprentice Guide

Acton Academy Dripping Springs
November 9, 2020
Job Type
Commensurate with experience
Work Hours
Monday - Friday
Street Address
1000 Hays Country Acres Rd


Acton Academy, Dripping Springs, TX 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 Guide with quick potential 

for growth and leadership


Start Date: January 14, 2021

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.


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 School Guide to work with our elementary school Eagles. 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 Dripping Springs 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 Guide will learn to lead Socratic discussions under Master Socratic Teachers at the Acton Academy Main Campus in Austin during the Spring Semester (January through June) and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems. We will launch the Elementary Studio in Dripping Springs in September 2021.


Our Guide will equip our Eagles to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on Montessori curriculum, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.


If interested, as your first step in this process, please read deeply through the Acton Academy Main website: http://www.actonacademy.org/austin.


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.


Sound exciting? First step:

If you’d like to begin the process to apply for this world-changing opportunity, please email your resume to Bill Jones at bill@actonds.org. He will send you the first steps to pursue this world-changing opportunity.


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