Career Posting – Guide Apprentice

Journey Academy
is seeking a Guide Apprentice who will flourish in our curiosity-based, learner-driven, courage-filled and Christ-centered community. Our mission is to help others find a calling and change the world.

Purpose of Guide Apprentice:
To support the Lead Guides at Journey Academy and learn how to become a guide for heroes in finding a calling and changing the world.

Priority Function 1: 
To support and learn about a curiosity-based studio
Critical Tasks/Activities

  • assisting heroes in identifying and pursuing their passions 
  • support on field trips to inspire heroes
  • support quests and exhibitions  

Priority Function 2:
To support and study a learner-driven, courage-filled studio
Critical Tasks/Activities

  • provide quest maps, badge requirements, challenges, rewards, and guardrails to empower and inspire.
  •  present processes, examples, and challenging questions
  • allow heroes to learn from failure and natural consequences 
  • listen, affirm character traits and gifts, and praise efforts, especially when the path is difficult
  • celebrate with heroes as they take on more responsibility and freedoms
  • be an independent learner on your own hero’s journey
  • support individual heroes in setting and achieving their learning goals 
  • hold up a mirror so heroes can see themselves in order to hold them accountable to the promises they have made to each other, their parents, and the guides.
  • acting as a role model as an independent learner on a Hero’s Journey
  • empowering heroes to own studio processes and expectations
  • supporting the documentation of learning through projects, achievements, and everyday activity 
  • supporting the guidance of heroes through the creation of their learning portfolios

Priority Function 3:
To support and participate in a Christ-centered studio
Critical Tasks/Activities

  • actively engaging in one’s own journey of following Christ 
  • modeling and inviting heroes to explore Kingdom practices
  • supporting regular reflection
  • supporting opportunities for heroes to share what they are discovering

Priority Function 4:
Daily Activities

  • greet heroes in the morning and listen to them
  • guide heroes to find resources that will help them in their academic programs.
  • participate in morning launches, worship, and devotions.
  • meet with heroes one-on-one for academic  check-ins to guide them in their goals, discuss their academic progress, and inspire them to challenge themselves towards excellence.
  • ask questions to help heroes reflect, problem solve, navigate challenges, guide heroes in holding one another accountable to their studio covenants.
  • guide heroes in their writing and Deep Books.
  • be present with heroes during lunch and snack.


Preferred Experiences and Skills:  At Journey Academy, it is important to be an active and passionate follower of Jesus, affirming a historical practice of Christianity. We are looking for an apprentice with deep curiosity, a lifelong love of learning, endless patience, and innovative practice. Candidates should have proven excellence in guiding others, whether in or out of a school environment. Montessori, project-based and/or experiential learning experience is a plus. Experience managing mixed-aged groups of children; planning and implementing games or projects; coaching or mentoring experience a plus. 


This is a position for an independent learner who can work with little direct guidance; someone who likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; and someone who is a flexible problem-solver. It is essential that this person can learn fast, loves to work hard, is an active reader and writer and comfortable using and learning a variety of technology tools. Most importantly, candidates should have a trust and respect for children’s ability to learn and grow without intensive adult intervention; be kind-hearted and tough-minded; have a calm demeanor and is familiar with the Hero’s Journey.


This role is the first step of the on-ramp to the Journey Academy team.  Expect to be mentored in the practice of guiding by our entire team.  Our goal is to help interested candidates to grow from a Guide Apprentice to a Lead Guide, helping even more heroes discern His calling and change the world.   


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: Our guides receive competitive pay, commensurate with experience.


If you’d like to begin the process to apply for this world-changing opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to the Journey Academy Hiring Committee at


Career Posting – Program Director

The world is changing. The traditional way of educating children is flawed and we are breaking the mold. 

We are inspiring a new generation of learners to tackle the challenges of the future. We desire to help children discover their unique gifts and passions and find their calling. 

Journey Academy is different. We move beyond the traditional tools of lectures, homework, high-stakes tests, and grades. At Journey Academy, our students learn in collaborative classrooms of multi-age learners. Our flexible approach challenges each student with a self-directed learning plan, coupled with real-world projects and experiences. We are seeking candidates who possess the leadership and organizational experience to build and grow Journey Academy. You will equip the next generation with the abilities to succeed as they set out to change the world for good. 

We are searching for an individual who is ready to join our community to promote, grow and scale this new way of education.

At Journey Academy, our leaders demonstrate a strong Biblical worldview and are able to share their faith and love of Jesus Christ every day.

We are looking for a Program Director with an evident curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, a deep well of patience, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidates should excel in guiding and encouraging others, whether in or out of a school environment. Montessori, learner-driven, project-based and/or experiential learning experience is a plus, but not required. Experience or familiarity with the Socratic method is a plus. 

We seek a Program Director who loves to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything they do. Candidates should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should have effective team leadership experience. Most importantly, candidates must have sincere respect for all children.

Position Description: 

  1.     Faithfully executes the Journey Academy plan and application of the Acton Academy model, achieving or exceeding prepared goals and objectives.
  2.     Able to apply Christ-centered guidance while leading, managing, and holding the Journey Academy staff accountable for achieving agreed-upon commitments.
  3.     Integrates all major operating functions of the school. Ensures everyone is rowing together in the same direction through the creation and implementation of core processes. Models the way, always working toward the greater good of the organization.
  4.     Resolves issues effectively – seeing real problems, being comfortable with conflict, calling out the problems, and solving the problems in a practical and healthy manner. Ensures the Journey Academy team is healthy, functional, and cohesive.
  5.     Ensures that everyone is truly following, and adhering to, the organization’s core processes and operating system with consistency. Demonstrates effective project management skills.
  6.     Dependably demonstrates a passionate pursuit of values alignment, focus, simplicity, and clarity.
  7.     Effectively collaborates with staff, parents, students, and the Board of Directors to stay on the same page. Maintains a high level of mutual respect with all stakeholders. Realizes the unique contributions and ideas that others have and possesses an ability to filter and translate those ideas into functional plans for the school.
  8.     Confirms that all key messages are properly and consistently shared ensuring that everyone is in the know. Verifies that a high level of effective communication exists with staff, parents, and students.


Journey Academy offers a salary commensurate with experience plus a bonus structure based on performance.


Next Steps:
Candidates should provide a resume and thoughtful cover letter that demonstrates a familiarity with Acton Academy, outlines how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and details what core values and principles guide your own Hero’s Journey.

Please send all applications to