Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in a teaching position at an ASI member school ASI recommends the following: 


Being an Ambleside Teacher

An Ambleside teacher is passionate about nourishing  and nurturing the lives of students. The teacher shares in a vision for who each student is becoming and with this in mind works diligently to bring out the best in each student, as well as  provides support in areas of weakness.

An Ambleside teacher develops and grows as a learner. A myriad of studies are before him: composers and artists, handwork and writing, history and literature, observing and experimenting in science, and connecting in mathematics. The teacher faces these subjects with attention and delight. The truths unfold, and he grows in wisdom and skill.

In the daily work, one approaches learning through a lens of a method, not a hard fast system. The method takes on a rhythm, a way of approaching the learning. The work of Spirit and mind interact to unfold the mysteries of knowledge to those who attend.

An Ambleside teacher leads her students through the ups and downs of everyday life, working together for a common end, growth. “We learn in order to grow.”


Head of School, Glenwood Springs, CO.

 

An Ambleside® school Head of School is first and foremost a lover of Jesus Christ, children and knowledge. Within this relational context, the Head of School is responsible to set and maintain a positive (high-joy), inspirational, and peacefully authoritative atmosphere throughout the school. The Head of School is to train, support and shepherd teachers in providing a “living education”.  Through ASI-provided mentoring and resources, school observation visits and feedback, personal study and practice, the Head of School is to become highly competent in leading and promulgating the Ambleside® method and to acquaint him/herself thoroughly with the ASI Head of School’s Manual and curriculum for all grades, holding all teachers, staff and students to ASI’s rigorous standards. In a broad sense, the Head of School is the school’s primary spokesperson and represents the school on and off campus and acts on behalf of the school by professionally and warmly interacting with all students, parents, teachers, staff, visitors and the community at large.  The Head of School reports to the School Board.  

Interested persons should contact Cody O’Neil – Chairman of the Ambleside at Skylark Board of Directors at coneil@theskylarkschool.org.  

Ambleside at Skylark
Grades: K-8
Founded: 2014

Ambleside at Skylark (map)
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Phone: (970) 930-1804
Website: http://theskylarkschool.org
Contact: admin@theskylarkschool.org

Elementary Classroom Teacher (Centennial, CO)

Employment Opportunities for Ambleside School of Colorado

Description of an Ambleside Educator:

At Ambleside, our teachers are committed to helping families flourish. If you are passionate about helping children grow academically, spiritually, and in character, then we’d love to hear from you. Our teaching team collaborates to foster a community with excellent academics, healthy God-honoring relationships, an atmosphere of joy, peace, and respect, and, ultimately, a workplace full of purpose, hard work, and enjoyment. Ambleside teachers have an active, personal faith in Jesus Christ along with a desire to live out their faith and disciple others in the classroom. They love reading great books, and enjoy nature, art, music, and many other subjects. Ambleside teachers delight in introducing these things to their students. They are lifelong learners.

At Ambleside, we believe that the best way to help families flourish is to implement the method and philosophy of Charlotte Mason in the classroom. Thus, Ambleside teachers willingly submit to Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy and become her students. They eagerly seek to increase their own knowledge and expertise by reading, discussing, practicing, and attending educational training so that they might become better teachers and excel in their vocation.

Ambleside teachers embody our commitment: Everything with excellence. Always with humility. Centered on Christ.

If you have an active, daily commitment to Jesus Christ and share His heart for children, if you have a love for learning and reading, if you have experience with helping children grow, and a developing passion for the Ambleside philosophy, we would love to hear from you.

Experience in the classroom and a major in an academic subject from a liberal arts or sciences program is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Ambleside School of Colorado
Grades: K-8
Founded: 2010

Ambleside School of Colorado (map)
1510 East Phillips Avenue
Centennial, CO 80122-3276
Phone: (720) 468-0464
Website: http://www.amblesidecolorado.org
Contact:  contact-us/

Spanish (PT), Mathematics (PT) & (FT) Elementary Teachers (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Ambleside at Skylark is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

Spanish Teacher, Part-time 20 hours per week
Mathematics Specialist, Part-time 30 hours per week
Elementary Teachers, Full-time  

Please contact the school for more information.

Ambleside at Skylark
Grades: K-8
Founded: 2014

Ambleside at Skylark (map)
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Phone: (970) 930-1804
Website: http://theskylarkschool.org
Contact: info@theskylarkschool.org

Early Education Assistant Lead Teacher/Substitute Director, (Niwot, CO)

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year for a early education assistant lead teacher in our elementary and middle schools.

RMCA is a classically-inspired school community where education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. We are dedicated to inspiring students to a lifelong passionate pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, and equipping them to impact their world for Christ. Since 1998, RMCA has provided a transformative educational experience to families with Preschool - 8th grade students in the north Denver metro area. Accredited through Accreditation International and a member of ASI, RMCA is affiliated with Ambleside Schools International (www.amblesideschools.com), an association of U.S. and international schools inspired by the educational philosophy of educator Charlotte Mason. As such, RMCA seeks to live out the ideas that every child is born a person and education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.

Position Description:

The Early Education Assistant Lead Teacher/Substitute Director position will serve Rocky Mountain Christian Academy (RMCA) by providing support for growth at all levels. The position’s role will help the school live out its mission statement,

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy is a classically-inspired school community where education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, and a Life.
We are dedicated to inspiring students to a lifelong passionate pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, and equipping them to impact their world for Christ.

In its 21st year of service to the Front Range community, RMCA is an inter-denominational Christian day school that serves students in three programs: Early Education (ages 3 to 5 years), Elementary (grades K-5), and Middle School (grades 6-8). Find out more about the school at www.rmcaonline.org .

RMCA is a member of Ambleside Schools International (ASI), an association of schools across the world dedicated to providing a transformational Christian education through the vision and writings of British educator Charlotte Mason. ASI provides teacher training and instructional support for RMCA and her sister schools. Find out more at www.amblesideschools.com . RMCA is accredited through Accreditation International. Find out more at http://www.aiaccredits.org

This position will include supporting the lead teacher with student habit formation and classroom health and safety procedures. Growth in the understanding of curriculum and school processes to serve as needed when stepping into the substitute director role.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support and guide habit formation
  • Uphold health and safety procedures
  • Hold credentials to serve as a substitute director

Job Requirements:

  • Confess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Be an active member in good standing with a local church whose fundamental beliefs are in agreement with RMCA’s Statement of Faith and missional statements
  • Agree without reservation to the RMCA Statement of Faith and missional statements
  • Model Christian virtue in professional and personal life
  • Have 2+ years of early childhood experience
  • BA in early childhood education; or, early childhood Credential Level IV; or, ten approved early childhood 3 credit college courses at a regionally accredited college
Job Positions Details
This is a part-time position with a 10-month contract, renewable annually with performance review; reports to Early Education Director. Tuition reduction benefits are available. If interested, please email a resume/cv and any questions to slind@rmcaonline.org
Rocky Mountain Christian Academy
 
Grades:PreK - 8
Niwot, Colorado
Phone: (303) 652-9162
Contact: Principal

Fulltime Teachers K-8 (Herndon, VA.)

Fulltime Teacher, Grades K - 4:  Ambleside School, a Christ-centered, K- 8 school in Herndon, VA (www.ambleside.org) is seeking a dedicated instructor of students.  Applicants should have an interest in practicing Charlotte Mason’s pedagogy in the classroom, a love for learning, and a desire to invest in nurturing young persons.  
 
A broad knowledge of the liberal arts, background in elementary phonics and math, classroom management skills, and a desire to work as part of a team is desired. Those interested in only a one-year commitment need not apply.  Bachelor’s degree is required.  Applicant should be in agreement with school’s statement of faith. 
 
Ambleside School is associated with Ambleside Schools International, an association of schools, educators and leaders working together for educational renewal. 
Visit https://www.ambleside.org/employment-section for more information and to apply.

Spiritual Life

An Ambleside Teacher is "first and foremost a lover of Jesus Christ, children and knowledge." As such, the duties listed in this section are provided for the purpose of self-reflection but are not used as criteria in a professional evaluation; such duties would include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultivating a personal love for God by keeping a daily devotional practice.
  • Practicing ongoing awareness and dialog with Father/Son/Spirit throughout the changing circumstances of each day.
  • Being quick to recognize personal responses that are less than the character of Christ (particularly habitual responses); quick to repent and to pursue growth.
  • Praying daily for students.
  • Initiating prayer (appreciation, repentance, petition) with students spontaneously and at set times (Bible class, lunch, dismissal, etc.) Instructing students in how to pray more maturely (i.e. moving beyond “for a good day” or “to win the game,” etc.).
  • Instructing students in how to pray more maturely (i.e. moving beyond “for a good day” or “to win the game, etc.).
  • Freely and naturally speaking of Jesus, though never as a tool to manipulate student behavior.

Relational Life

Cultivate and uphold a “life-giving” relational dynamic in the classroom and at large by:

•       Fostering a sense of belonging within the school community; being inclusive, approachable and hospitable. 
•       Viewing all (especially children) as having immeasurable potential, never defining persons by label or diagnostic category.
•       Humbly giving and receiving appropriate correction to/from students, peers, and supervisors.
•       Manifesting an unassuming view of self, not putting self on display or seeking undue attention.

Atmosphere

Set and maintain a positive (high-joy), inspirational, and peacefully authoritative atmosphere in the classroom and throughout the school by:

  • Maintaining a classroom that is warm and inviting, well ordered, free of clutter, and inspirational.
  • Ensuring the classroom is a place of joy (many smiles) and kindness.
  • Maintaining a peaceful and authoritative presence; embracing a sense of must as one also under authority.
  • Providing a supportive attuned presence.
  • Responding gently to weakness and showing students how to respond gently to the weaknesses of others.
  • Sharing an enthusiastic attentiveness to the work at hand.
  • Securing diligence in full-class participation, not allowing students to dominate or hide.
  • Being present with students at morning arrival, breaks, lunchtime, and departure.

Discipline

Intentionally and consistently cultivate habit formation in students by:

  • Upholding good order in routine matters.
  • Upholding a high regard for persons (active participation, attention and courtesies).
  • Securing focused attention to lessons, tasks, and instructions.
  • Instructing in expectations for work (set-up, checkpoints).
  • Maintaining high quality in oral and written work.
  • Responding constructively to student lapses in work and behavior.
  • Ensuring the class is free of disruptive behavior patterns.
  • Never using behaviorist techniques (shame/praise, reward/punishment) to manipulate student behavior; ensuring classroom is free of competition and artificial incentives.
  • Keeping a clear, explicit growth strategy in place for every student with a significant weakness in behavior or work habits.

On-Method Disciplinary Lessons

Consistently apply the Ambleside® method steps in disciplinary subject lessons by:

  • Ensuring all students are engaged in performing the "act of knowing".
  • Employing the "First Little Talk" -- warming up (mental math, memory work) and setting up (review, vocabulary) in each lesson
  • Facilitating the lesson making wise use of text and direct instruction.
  • Inviting full, accurate recall of definitions and algorithms.
  • Employing the "Second Little Talk" -- avoiding lecture and explanation, using open questions to ensure understanding of the principles and ideas (i.e. students can explain the why).
  • Giving appropriate "Response" opportunities -- providing adequate practice/use of the skill.
  • Facilitating student discovery and correction of errors, rarely giving direct correction.

On-Method Inspirational Lessons

Consistently apply the Ambleside® method steps in inspirational subject lessons by:

  • Ensuring all students are engaged in performing the "act of knowing".
  • Employing the "First Little Talk" -- warming up (timeline, memory work) and setting up (review of previous lesson, introduces new terms, timeline, geography) in each lesson.
  • Reading episodes of appropriate length during lessons.
  • Using narration after each reading
  • Ensuring understanding and explore ideas in the "second little talk".
  • Minimizing the use of declarative statements.
  • Facilitating student discovery and correction of errors when they occur (rarely giving direct correction of student error).

Curriculum and Student Work

Uphold ASI's standard for quality and quantity of student work by:

  • Knowing the breadth and depth of assigned curriculum and using it exclusively.
  • Accessing the ASI Educator Support site at least weekly.
  • Being at least 85% on-pace with the scope and sequence in all subjects.
  • Being knowledgeable of ASI standards for student work.
  • Across all subjects, assigning a quantity of written, oral and ongoing work that meets ASI standards.
  • Remaining curent and up-to-date on assessing all students' written, oral and on-going work.
  • Avoiding unit studies and projects. Using independent student work judiciously.
  • Using handouts in disciplinary subjects only (mathematics, grammar) and never as the primary means of instruction
  • Assigning written and oral work that is of a “worthy nature.”
  • Never giving students busy work (i.e. color pages, puzzles, internet searches).
  • Systematically tracking completion of all assigned homework for each student; keeping written records to track in middle and high school.
  • Giving students the opportunity to publicly display what they have learned (e.g. concerts, recitations, Shakespeare plays), emphasizing learning, not performance.
  • Using approved ASI curriculum only.
  • Understanding and applying the "Method of a Lesson".

Miscellaneous Duties

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing duties pertinent to arrival and dismissal with other teachers and staff.
  • Attending staff and professional meetings.
  • Attending in-services and workdays as noted in the school calendar.
  • Meeting with parents from to time for the purpose of informing them on their child's progress and program content.
  • Participating and leading relationally at campus meetings and school events
  • Assisting students in areas of academic weakness through after school tutoring or additional work.
  • Taking time to help explain the school's distinctive nature to prospective parents, interns and others. Continuing to grow in educational philosophy and practice through reading, study, and other opportunities (internships, summer institute, etc.)
  • Routinely dealing with conflicts, concerns and grievances in a positive, affirming, and encouraging way, always expressing critical thoughts and feelings to the appropriate person in an appropriate manner.

 

Assistant Principal, Niwot, CO

Position Description:

Position Description: The Assistant Principal serves Rocky Mountain Christian Academy (RMCA) by providing support for growth at all levels. This staff member’s role will help the school live out the following mission statement:

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy
is a classically-inspired school community
where education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, and a Life.
We are dedicated to inspiring students to a lifelong passionate pursuit
of truth, goodness, and beauty,
 and equipping them to impact their world for Christ.
 

In its 21st year of service to the north Front Range region, RMCA is an inter-denominational Christian day school that serves families with three educational programs: Early Education (ages 3 to 5 years), Elementary (grades K-5), and Middle School (grades 6-8). Find out more about the school at www.rmcaonline.org.

RMCA is a member of Ambleside Schools International (ASI), an association of schools across the world dedicated to providing a transformational Christian education through the vision and writings of British educator Charlotte Mason. ASI provides teacher training and instructional support for RMCA and her sister schools. Find out more at www.amblesideschools.com. RMCA is accredited through Accreditation International. Find out more at http://www.aiaccredits.org.

The Assistant Principal will work closely with the school’s administration, faculty, staff, and parents to cultivate growth and maturity in children and adults. As a spokesperson for RMCA, the position will demonstrate a passion for Charlotte Mason-inspired classical and Christian education in one’s professional and personal life.

The Assistant Principal position will serve primarily in three areas: administrative support, community engagement, and institutional development.

Administrative support: The Assistant Principal will focus on working with the Executive Director/Principal and other support staff to complete short- and long-term projects as well as meet daily needs. The position will work closely with admissions and accountancy personnel and help develop the annual budget. The position will also help develop the annual calendar and assist other staff in planning and preparing for events.

Community engagement: The Assistant Principal will work closely with the Executive Director/Principal, Parent Community Association (PCA), and other stakeholders to provide venues for shared opportunities for adults and children to grow together. The position will  assist recruiting parents for volunteering and formation events. The position will also build relationships with members of the external community to help build RMCA’s presence as well as to serve community needs.

Institutional development: The Assistant Principal will direct and work alongside others in internal and external marketing efforts. This will include overseeing the social media schedule and messaging, working with current and potential advertisers, and web development personnel. The position will also reach out to current and prospective donors and alumni, building relationships to support the growth of the school.

Core Responsibilities

  • Articulate and live out RMCA’s mission and vision to all stakeholders
  • Support teachers and staff in planning and direction
  • Work with staff and PCA to provide opportunities for parents to connect and grow
  • Assist developing and coordinating school event schedule
  • Develop and maintain internal and external marketing efforts
  • Work with admissions and office for retention and new enrollment
  • Connect with previous, current, and potential donors to share vision

Job Requirements:

  • Confess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Be an active member in good standing with a local church whose fundamental beliefs are in agreement with RMCA’s Statement of Faith and missional statements
  • Agree without reservation to the RMCA Statement of Faith and missional statements
  • Have 5+ years of administrative/leadership experience in a non-profit/education culture
  • Possess educational degree(s) that attest to commitment to professional growth
  • Able to attend professional training opportunities each year, including out-of-state travel

Job Position Details

  • This is a full-time position with a 12-month contract, renewable annually with performance review; reports to Executive Director/Principal.
  • The position offers a full-time salaried position. Insurance, tuition reduction for students, and retirement benefits are available.
  • If interested, please email a resume/cv and any questions to info@rmcaonline.org.

*Classroom Teacher (Marion, IL)

Relying on God's grace and motivated by His love, the mission of each Ambleside teacher is to be an optimal instrument of student growth, in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, creation, and work. This mission implies parent level maturity, continued personal and professional growth, and the consistent application of the Charlotte Mason/Ambleside Method.

Ambleside School of Marion is now hiring for the 2019-2020 school year. Requirements: bachelor's degree and must love children.

Job Opening for 2020-2021 School Year:
Classroom Teacher
*bachelor's degree required

The mission of each Ambleside principal is to lead the school community to greater maturity by maintaining:

  • A consistent personal communion with an obedience to Jesus Christ
  • An optimal emotional/relational school atmosphere
  • A consistent application of the Charlotte Mason/Ambleside Method.
  • An approach to excellence in school administration
Ambleside School of Marion
Grades: PreK-5
Founded: 2018
Ambleside School of Marion
1409 Broeking Road
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 318-8971

Kindergarten Afternoons Instructional Aide position. Niwot, CO.

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy is currently accepting applications for a Kindergarten Afternoons Instructional Aide position.

RMCA is a classically-inspired school community where education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. We are dedicated to inspiring students to a lifelong passionate pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, and equipping them to impact their world for Christ. Since 1998, RMCA has provided a transformative educational experience to families with Preschool - 8th grade students in the north Denver metro area. Accredited through Accreditation International and a member of ASI, RMCA is affiliated with Ambleside Schools International (www.amblesideschools.com), an association of U.S. and international schools inspired by the educational philosophy of educator Charlotte Mason. As such, RMCA seeks to live out the ideas that every child is born a person and education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. Find out more about the school at www.rmcaonline.org.

Position Description:

The Kindergarten Afternoons Instructional Aide assists the kindergarten teachers in cultivating habits, character, and engagement with our kindergarten students who remain on campus for selected afternoons. The Instructional Aide will engage students body, mind, and heart in a number of classroom and outdoor activities including lunch, recess, and rest-time. The Instructional Aide will also follow the school’s scope and sequence of studies including books, games, nature studies, and other enrichment activities. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Support habit formation and holistic enriching activities 
  • Uphold health and safety procedures

Job Requirements

  • Confess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Agree without reservation to the RMCA Statement of Faith and missional statements
  • Be an active member in good standing with a local church whose fundamental beliefs are in agreement with RMCA’s Statement of Faith and missional statements
  • Model Christian virtue in professional and personal life
  • Have 2+ years of early elementary experience 
  • Possess an undergraduate degree in education or allied field 

Job Position Details

This is a part-time position with an annual contract, renewable annually with performance review; reports to Executive Director/Principal. Tuition reduction benefits are available. If interested, please email a resume/cv and any questions to careers@rmcaonline.org

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy
 
Grades:PreK - 8
Niwot, Colorado
Phone: (303) 652-9162
Contact: Principal

Full Time Classroom Teacher - Junior High, Centennial, CO.

Description of an Ambleside Educator:

At Ambleside, our teachers are committed to helping families flourish. If you are passionate about helping children grow academically, spiritually, and in character, then we’d love to hear from you. Our teaching team collaborates to foster a community with excellent academics, healthy God-honoring relationships, an atmosphere of joy, peace, and respect, and, ultimately, a workplace full of purpose, hard work, and enjoyment. Ambleside teachers have an active, personal faith in Jesus Christ along with a desire to live out their faith and disciple others in the classroom. They love reading great books, and enjoy nature, art, music, and many other subjects. Ambleside teachers delight in introducing these things to their students. They are lifelong learners.

At Ambleside, we believe that the best way to help families flourish is to implement the method and philosophy of Charlotte Mason in the classroom. Thus, Ambleside teachers willingly submit to Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy and become her students. They eagerly seek to increase their own knowledge and expertise by reading, discussing, practicing, and attending educational training so that they might become better teachers and excel in their vocation.

Ambleside teachers embody our commitment: Everything with excellence. Always with humility. Centered on Christ.

If you have an active, daily commitment to Jesus Christ and share His heart for children, if you have a love for learning and reading, if you have experience with helping children grow, and a developing passion for the Ambleside philosophy, we would love to hear from you.

Experience in the classroom and a major in an academic subject from a liberal arts or sciences program is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. 


Ambleside School of Colorado
Grades: K-8
Founded: 2010

Ambleside School of Colorado (map)
1510 East Phillips Avenue
Centennial, CO 80122-3276

Phone: (720) 468-0464
Website: http://www.amblesidecolorado.com
Contact:  contact-us/