• Now hiring: extraordinary guides and support staff

      Train on the job for a meaningful career on the cutting edge of innovative education.

      ACTON ACADEMY & MONTESSORI (AAM) is one of the top five innovative learning centers in Central America, offering 21st century personalized education.

      Founded in the United States and singled out by the US Secretary of Education as one of the greatest successes in innovative education, ACTON ACADEMY now has more than 300 locations in 20 countries and is growing quickly around the globe.

       

      Now in our sixth year in San Salvador, located in Cumbres de Cuscatlán, ACTON ACADEMY & MONTESSORI (AAM) serves students from 1 to 15 years old (Pre-K to 8th grade), and plans to open our 9th grade classroom in 2022.

       

      AAM has appeared in the media, including “Disruptiva”, “El Diario de Hoy”, “Hola El Salvador”, "Voz de 2" and presented at the 5th Forum of the Fundación Meza Ayau “Educación Temprana, la Clave para El Salvador”.

       

      In October 2019, AAM students won First Place in the Elementary Open Category at the World Robotic Olympiad held in El Salvador.

       

      AAM students acquire real world entrepreneurial experience and founded an annual Business Fair in 2017 that continues to grow each year.

       

      AAM is fully accredited by the International Association of Learner-Driven Schools (IALDS) in the United States, and we strive to surpass US educational standards in: English, math, writing, coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, public speaking, critical thinking, project management, and self-governance.

       

      Our Pre-school environment is 100% pure Montessori, transitioning to the Acton Academy model in upper elementary. Our directors are fully certified by the North American Montessori Center (NAMC) in Canada.

       

      We are now seeking extraordinary people to join us on this transformative and fast-growing project redefine education for the 21st Century. If you consider yourself to be extraordinary, have a strong desire to learn, and want to make a career out of inspiring children to become the best versions of themselves, we invite you to begin our rigorous application process, below.

      Montessori Guide

      Work with children 1-6 years old.

      A Montessori Guide strives to:

      • Become a person prepared to serve as a Montessori Guide and be in charge of a Montessori Prepared Environment
      • Implement the Montessori philosophy based on ethical values
      • Perform your work with high flexibility and willingness
      • Implement different strategies for children to learn and acquire all the knowledge they need while preserving and respecting each individual's rhythm
      • Keenly observe and track the daily progress of each child 
      • Detect the interests and needs of each child individually
      • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize and design work strategies and educational research
      • Extend Montessori principles to innovate in the learning environment
      • Plan/program the goals that the students need to achieve in different learning areas.
      • Update weekly progress logs
      • Act as a role model for the students - not as an authority who dictates instructions
      • Prepare and provide an inspiring learning environment daily.
      • Maintain the physical environment of the class daily: with complete materials, clean, tidy and ready for children to function and perform their daily activities.
      • Stay continuously active, receptive, lively and open to acquire new knowledge.
      • Ask questions more than provide answers

      Qualifications:

       

      Our three greatest values are: independence, excellence and initiative.

       

      The ideal candidate is a positive, independent and self-directed learner who can work with little direct instruction, likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and improve continuously and has a deep respect for all children, believing that every human is resilient, capable and responsible for themselves.

       

      It is essential that the Guide can learn fast, loves to work hard and:

      • Enjoys working with young children; respects children
      • Works independently and takes a high level of initiative
      • Has a taste for reading and creating small projects that spark curiosity in children.
      • Has a high vocation of service, flexibility and collaboration.
      • Is self-taught and has the desire and ability to maintain a constant self-directed learning.
      • Is punctual, responsible and committed to your work.
      • Works productively on a team.
      • Is able to give and receive critical and constructive feedback.
      • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Has passed through challenges in life used a spirit of responsibility, growth and endurance to overcome adversity or achieve success.
      • Has the disposition and be able to meet different children's needs, such as: changing diapers, helping them clean and changing clothes, cleaning the environment (the floor, tables, materials, etc.), assisting them if they get hurt, providing first aid, etc.
      • Demonstrates skills in building strong and warm relationships with young children.

      Extra consideration for: international experience, previous Socratic or Montessori training, summer camp counselors or experience in STEAM fields.

       

      Training Provided:

      We provide on the job training - Guides are expected to commit to a rigorous and valuable course of study, which will develop into a meaningful and well-compensated career at our institution.

       

      Trainings may take place in the United States. Therefore, the ability to travel to the US is a requirement.

       

      Application Process:

      Our application process is designed to be rigorous and extensive, including making a video, facilitating an activity, reading a book, and interviewing with several people.

       

      This process is valuable for both the potential guide and in helping us ensure that the only the most extraordinary candidates are chosen for this sacred role of Guide.

       

      Are you ready to become a hero?

       

      Click below.

      Acton Socratic Guide

      Work with children 7-15 years old.

      An Acton Socratic Guide strives to:

      • Facilitate a truly customized education for each learner in the Studio.
      • Affirm students, holding them accountable to their promises and to their commitment to deliver “the best work they can do” as they discover and pursue a calling on a Hero’s Journey.
      • Create meaningful exhibitions, ceremonies and celebrations that reinforce the rules of engagement, personal and group covenants to provide and strengthen a safe learning community.
      • Act as a role model as an independent learner on a Hero’s Journey.
      • Launch and lead Socratic discussions.
      • Create and launch Quests (projects), including developing daily challenges and curating world class examples.
      • Prepare and supply an inspiring learning environment.
      • Observe and track each child’s progress via a cutting edge online dashboard.
      • Encourage young heroes to track their progress and create portfolios to show parents, peers, and apprenticeship employers what they can do.
      • Uphold promises to students, parents, and fellow Guides made in relational covenants.
      • Pass along each of these responsibilities to students as quickly as possible, so as to develop and encourage students to lead themselves.

       

      Qualifications:

       

      Our three greatest values are: independence, excellence and initiative.

       

      The ideal candidate is a punctual, organized, positive, independent, self-directed learner who can work with little direct guidance, likes to create, collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve and has a deep respect for all children, believing that each human is resilient, capable and responsible for themselves.


      It is essential that this person can learn fast, loves to work hard, and:

      • Enjoys working with Elementary or Middle School aged youth
      • Is fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English
      • Is an active reader and writer.
      • Has a deep curiosity about the universe and loves to learn.
      • Has an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
      • Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain a strong culture of self-directed learning.
      • Has experience working productively on a team.
      • Is customer service and user-centered orientation with the ability to give and receive feedback, meet needs, and get a positive response.
      • Consistently demonstrates excellence in written, oral and media communications.
      • Has gone through challenges in life and used a spirit of responsibility, growth and resilience to overcome adversity or achieve success.
      • Has experience facilitating project-based / experiential / real-world learning.
      • Has proficient quantitative reasoning skills (mathematics) to look at learner growth data to inform next steps and to integrate applied math learning into projects and processes.
      • Has demonstrated experience building strong relationships with children and/or teens.
      • Is excited to create and execute game-, play- and problem-based learning journeys.
         

      Extra consideration for: international experience, entrepreneurial experience, previous Socratic or Montessori training, summer camp counselors or experience in STEAM fields.

       

      Training Provided:

      We provide on the job training - Guides are expected to commit to a rigorous and valuable course of study, which will develop into a meaningful and well-compensated career at our institution.

       

      Trainings may take place in the United States. Therefore, the ability to travel to the US is a requirement.

       

      Application Process:

      Our application process is designed to be rigorous and extensive, including making a video, facilitating an activity, reading a book and interviewing with several people.

       

      This process is valuable for both the potential guide and in helping us ensure that the only the most extraordinary candidates are chosen for this sacred role of Guide.

       

      Are you ready to become a hero?

       

      Click below.

      Admissions Assistant

      We are growing and are looking for an ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT.

       

      Must be Spanish/English bilingual, organized and friendly and have excellent written and spoken communication skills.

       

      We are looking for someone who is tech literate and eager to learn AirTable and MailChimp and how to automate and integrate repetetive tasks.

       

      The perfect candidate already knows how to use Excel and Google Suite and can do basic data entry, and can learn how to maintain financial and budget projections and actuals.

       

      Can support our Social Media efforts by taking great photos and videos, scheduling posts and responding to inquiries.

       

      Loves to get creative about ways we can make our incoming families feel loved and supported and part of the community.

       

      The best candidate will be curious about how technology and globalization are impacting the human experience, and how young people can best prepare themselves to thrive in uncertainty.

       

      To apply: please send an email to shannon@actonacademyelsalvador.com with the subject line "Bilingual Admissions Assistant"

       

      In the email, please tell us (in English)

      1. why you want to work for Acton Academy,

      2. the top 3 reasons why you are a great candidate and

      3. what experience you have that shows evidence of being a great candidate!

      4. And attach your CV/resume.

       

      Cannot wait to meet our next amazing team member!!

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