We are looking for a Lead Guide for our Spark/Discovery Studio (elementary classroom). We are a new micro-school, opening in Fall 2020. Guides start work in mid-July/early August.
About our school: Our school's mission is to guide each child to understand the world around them and discover the talents within them so that they can find a calling and change the world. We are a non-denominational Christian school--we recognize God's hand in the world around us in the studio, but leave the teaching of doctrine to the parents to teach at home.
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 Beacon, 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 Beacon life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.
Who are we looking for? 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 equip our learners to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on Montessori curriculum, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.
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.
Job Type: Part-time. We have short school days and meet on campus Mondays through Thursdays during the school year, so all guides work on a part-time basis.
Compensation based on experience.
If interested, as your first step in this process, please read deeply through our website: beaconacademync.org.
**Please note: We are in the process of finalizing our location, but we will be located in Northern Guilford County.