Job Title:

Lead Guide for New Alternative School


Revel Academy


Ottawa, ON

Revel Academy is seeking a Lead Guide who is ready to change education in Ottawa. This is an opportunity to be a founding force in an innovative program, as Revel will open its doors in September 2017. Revel is a private elementary school that blends state-of-the-art software, quest-like projects with real world applications, and Socratic discussions in a multi-age, student-led studio.

Position Description

This role will oversee a class of up to 15 students aged 6 to 12. She or he will be responsible for facilitating Socratic group discussions, mentoring individual students, and facilitating hands-on quests. Though most of the curriculum will be set already, the Lead Guide will play a role in evaluating and refining the existing curriculum, as well as designing and experimenting with new projects, tools, and approaches.

This is a position for an independent learner who embraces collaboration, prototyping, and reflection. We need someone with a deep respect for children, who is willing to step back and allow them to choose their path. It is essential that this person can learn quickly, is willing to work hard, and is an active reader and writer.


  • A lifelong learner with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven excellence in written and oral communication skills
  • An appreciation for and awareness of alternative education
  • Montessori, project-based and/or experiential training is an asset, but not required


We offer a salary commensurate with experience plus a bonus structure based on performance.


Next Steps

Candidates should email a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Posted 2017-03-21

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