Hawaii Earthy Academy Guide K-12 School $30+ hr Full Time, Year Round
** Currently accepting backup applications. We have finished our first round of hiring and depending on enrollment, may hire a second round. If you would like to be considered for the second round, please submit an application**
Come be a part of an alternative education movement in Maui, Hawaii!
Earthy Academy is a nature- based preschool through 12th grade school focused on experiential learning, accelerated academics through demonstrating skills attained, & getting students engaged with the world through adventure and travel.
Our school campus is on 36 acres with an organic permaculture farm and tropical forest.
Instead of teachers, we have guides. Guides do not teach- they use inquiry to encourage students to answer their own questions and become curious about the world around them. Our guides will be taking students on various outdoor adventures including: hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and rock climbing. Throughout the year guides will accompany students on several large 1-2 week trips in various places throughout the world.
Every student is a hero, on a hero’s journey. We at Earthy Academy believe students discover that journey by having the freedom to explore many different subjects which interest them. With that freedom, they will find what they are truly passionate about.
We focus on feeding every student’s love of learning. When every subject becomes a hands-on discovery, students will be excited every day to learn new things, gain new skills, see new places and make new friends.
Earthy Academy focuses on helping students to:
- Excel in and master all academic subjects with fun and hands-on quests
- Foster a love and respect of nature and plants
- Gain skills and build character through adventure and travel
- Build social skills to become a leader, idea generator and team play
Kids learn 10x faster when they are excited and passionate about what they’re learning. Instead of being “taught at” by teachers, our Earthy Academy Guides introduce students to concepts by challenging them with “quests”.
Quests are open ended, often real world problems which require critical thinking, team work, and creativity to solve. Not only are students learning the information required to solve the quest, they are also gaining social skills, leadership skills, and critical thinking experience.
In a day and age with Google, memorization of facts is no longer a valued skill. Instead the best universities and companies are looking for confident young adults that can think flexibly, problem solve, and be a team player and a leader.
Preparing children for the future means insuring they graduate with passion, curiosity and a drive to push themselves to do hard things. Every student is a hero, on a hero’s journey and we are dedicated to helping students discover their passions and feel empowered and confident enough to pursue them.
Students are encouraged to be their own person, with unique ways of solving problems and viewing the world. Earthy Academy is not an assembly line seeking to create a neatly packaged “end product” student.
Childhood should be spent outside exploring nature- not inside sitting at a desk. Earthy Academy uses quests to challenge students both physically and mentally, helping them build coordination, flexibility and confidence.
Are you excited to take students outdoors hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, scubadiving, rock climbing and exploring nature all over the world? If so, you might be a great fit for Earthy Academy!
You must be able to move here by the first week of August, 2019
There are several Guide positions and Internship positions currently open at Earthy Academy