Careers

We're Hiring!

Acton Academy Kingwood is growing and we want you to join our team! If you have a deep heart for children and a passion for changing the future of education, we hope you will consider applying. Check out our current open positions below:

After-care Coordinator We are currently seeking a team member to run our new after-school program. This person will work with the Head of School to develop a program that will provide a loving, enriching environment for students who need longer hours than a traditional school day. This will include, but not be limited to, preparing an after-school snack with the students, indoor and outdoor playtime, and planning and executing enrichment activities. Learn More

Middle School Guide We are currently seeking a guide for our 12-15 year old students. Guides are not teachers in the traditional sense of the word. Guides are coaches and mentors. Our guides are Socratic discussion leaders, imaginative game makers, and role models who love to learn. A guide's ultimate goals are to equip, connect, and inspire students to explore and take ownership of their learning. Learn More

Lower Elementary Guide We are currently seeking a guide for our 6-7 year old students. Guides are not teachers in the traditional sense of the word. Guides are coaches and mentors. Our guides are Socratic discussion leaders, imaginative game makers, and role models who love to learn. A guide's ultimate goals are to equip, connect, and inspire students to explore and take ownership of their learning. Learn More

Montessori Assistant Guide We are currently seeking an assistant guide for our 3-5 year old students. The primary responsibility in this role is to support the lead guide. students to explore and take ownership of their learning. Learn More

Who We Hire

Those most successful at Acton Academy Kingwood are not just looking for a job; they’re looking for a calling, on their own journey to leave the world a better place than they found it. After several years, Guides here will go on to start their own schools, start their own companies, or join a top tech firm or graduate program.

Top candidates often come from diverse backgrounds in:

  • Design (graphic, experience, product, design thinking, etc.)
  • Innovative education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Building (“maker-space”, architecture, craftsmen and hobbyists, etc.)
  • Outdoor adventure (climbing, canyoneering, etc.)
  • Consulting, finance
  • Writing, blogging, publishing
  • Photography, painting
  • Engineering, hard sciences
  • Music
  • etc.

These backgrounds enrich the environment and are frequent sources of inspiration for projects.

Building the school of the future requires a team of promising leaders and innovators, co-creating with students a new type of learning environment:

Studios, not Classrooms

Acton Academy Kingwood Studios feel more like startup spaces than classrooms, with real-world projects, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey in a student-centered, multi-age community.

Guides, not Teachers

Acton Academy Kingwood Guides are team leaders and mentors, not lecturers, with a role as a catalyst, coach, consultant, and collaborator.

Heroes, not Students

Acton Academy Kingwood Heroes lead their own learning, using a powerful set of systems for transparent accountability and inherent value to their work.

Qualifications

We hire people who:

  • Can build strong relationships with children ages 4-14
  • Love to learn, and have a vision for how that can be different, and better
  • Have a track record of excellent work and commitment in the discipline(s) they’ve committed to, wherever that is
  • Feel called to a job that truly makes an impact, goal oriented, and passionate about personal growth
  • Embrace technology and the nearly infinite opportunity it offers for learning and growth
  • Embrace the innovation cycle, including iterating, failing, improving, and trying again

These backgrounds enrich the environment and are frequent sources of inspiration for projects.

Perhaps you’ll choose a career at the frontier of education and social entrepreneurship. Perhaps you’ll land at a large tech firm, or a top graduate program. We’re on your team to get you there.

Hi, I'm James Van Duker.

I'm Founder and Head of School at Acton Academy Kingwood.

We would love to hear from you.

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