Seeking a New Guide in Taipei, Taiwan!

Acton Academy Taipei is seeking a guide ready to change the world of education. This is an opportunity to shape one of the most innovative and progressive schools in the world.

Acton Taipei is part of an international network of over 100 Acton Academies and USA accredited. We are learner-driven, project-based and use a blended-learning approach. Our school year will be 10 months with long breaks throughout.

Position Description

Under the guidance of the head of school, the guide will oversee a studio/class of elementary-aged students (7 to 12 years old). S/he will:

  • Lead and coordinate daily launches (group discussions),

  • Prepare and execute Quests (projects),

  • Guide regular Socratic debates,

  • Maintain and update each learner’s Journey Tracker, and

  • Make sure each student’s progress is transparent while monitoring the health of the studio culture.

Although most of the curriculum will be set already, the guide will evaluate and refine the curriculum and design and experiment with new projects, tools, and approaches. S/he will also maintain the classroom environment, document the class (projects, achievements, and everyday activities) and compile student portfolios.

Qualifications

We are looking for someone who is a hands-on scientist at heart. By that, we mean someone who is always asking questions, keen to experiment, test new ideas to improve outcomes, and comfortable with uncertainty and challenges in a start-up environment.

Candidates should have proven excellence in guiding children, either in or out of a school environment. Previous experience as a traditional teacher is NOT a requirement.

Having a deep respect for and belief in the genius of each and every child who enters our doors, however, is a nonnegotiable requirement. Candidates should be highly organized. Having Montessori and/or experiential learning training would be a plus. We will ask all candidates for criminal background checks and references if the application progresses.

Salary

Acton Taipei offers a salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

Next Steps

Review Acton Academy websites and blogs. Write a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines skills and experiences that meet the position qualifications. Please also explain how Acton Taipei fits into your own “hero’s journey” and how you heard about this opportunity. Email us at hello@actontaipei.org with your application.