Acton Academy West Austin is seeking a lead guide who is ready to change the world of education. Acton Academy West Austin will be starting it's second year in the fall of 2016 in the Westlake area. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of shaping the foundation of one of the most innovative schools of the 21st century. Acton Academy West's school year will be 11 months with long breaks throughout.

Position Description

Under the guidance of the head of school, the lead guide will oversee a class of up to 35 students in grades one through fifth. She/he will be responsible for facilitating Socratic group discussions, mentoring individual students, and organizing field trips. Though most of the curriculum will be set already, the lead guide will play a role in evaluating and refining the existing curriculum and designing and experimenting with new projects, tools, and approaches. The lead guide will also maintain the classroom environment, document the class (student projects, achievements, and everyday activity), and compile student portfolios.


We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, and an entrepreneurial spirit (must thrive in a startup environment). Candidates should have proven excellence in guiding children in or out of a school environment, and an evident passion for being on a hero's journey. We seek a lead guide who loves to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything she/he does. Candidates should have a deep respect for all children and empathy for the challenges children face in their lives. This is a position for an independent learner who can take direction but can also work with little direct guidance. Montessori and/or experiential learning training is a plus.


Acton West Austin offers a salary commensurate with experience plus benefits.

Next Steps

Candidates should email a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, how the position is part of their "hero's journey," and how they heard about this opportunity to info@actonacademywestaustin.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We seek to secure a lead guide to start full time mid August 2016.