Elementary School Guide – Acton Academy Southwest Austin

Acton Academy Southwest Austin
June 10, 2021
Job Type
$50,000 annual
Work Hours
7:45- 3:30
Street Address
4100 Menchaca


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 at Acton Academy Southwest Austin

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 Southwest Austin, part of Acton Academy network, founded in Austin 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 Hero's. Our Guide has the opportunity to grow quickly and steadily as Guide, taking on a leadership role on our Southwest 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.

If interested, as your first step in this process, please read deeply through our website: http://www.actonacademyswaustin.org.


Our Guide will equip our Hero’s to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress through state of the art systems, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.

Our Guide will learn to lead Socratic discussions through a variety of training opportunities under Socratic guides, and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems.


Experience managing mixed aged groups of children; experience planning and implementing games or projects; coaching, guiding, 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.

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