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POSITION OPENING at Acton Academy Kennebunkport
Elementary Studio Lead Guide

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 schools.

Acton Academy Kennebunkport is a private elementary school opening in September 2020 (middle and high school coming later) that blends state-of-the-art software, quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey in a student-centered, multi-age 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 students 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 ready to begin your own Hero’s Journey? 

Position Description: Our program consists of 4 days per week spent in the Studio and 1 day per week spent at an off-site location where the entire day in spent immersed in nature. The Lead Guide will work in partnership with the Head of School (and/or other Guides) to: 

Annual Pay (paid over 12 months):  Acton Academy Kennebunkport offers a competitive salary; however, no additional benefits are provided (medical insurance must be acquired independently).  

Network Bonus:  For any Guide interested in opening their own Acton Academy in the future this position offers an amazing opportunity to learn and grow on your own Hero's Journey in addition to a network bonus. For each continuous and successful year of guiding you will earn a $10,000 credit or cash payment towards opening your own Acton Academy. There is a $40,000 maximum and this will be paid out $10,000 per year by Acton Academy directly, not Acton Academy Kennebunkport, upon the approval and launch of your own Acton campus.  

Qualifications: 

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; someone who has a deep respect for all children, believing that each human has a genius within; 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.  

Next Steps: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates should begin reading “Courage To Grow” by Laura Sandefer, research Acton Academy Kennebunkport, and fill out the initial questionnaire (link below).