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EMPLOYMENT AT SPRING RIVER:  Join the Homeschool Revolution

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Open Positions for the 2023-2024 School Year

Teacher Assistants (Part and Full Time) View Job Description

The Spring River teaching assistant (TA) works under the direction of the Class Teacher in the designated local park (outdoor classroom), including set up and clean up. The TA assists the class teacher by setting an example of patience, kindness, and openness in the outdoor classroom, fostering confidence, and helping students grasp basic concepts for their grade level. This level of teaching involves interactive learning with games, artistic activities, visual aids, music, and other tools to keep students engaged and challenged. The TA may be asked to take small groups of students aside for focused learning and/or artistic activities and step in as a substitute when the teacher is absent. The Hourly pay is $15.50 per hour with a 30% tuition remission benefit.  3, 2, and 5 days available.

Please send a letter of interest and resume for any position to:

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Our School

Spring River School is an initiative of Jacksonville Educational Community, a pioneering non-profit organization founded by parents and local educators who are driven by a common desire to create a transformative educational experience focused on the whole-child approach.  This impulse led to the establishment of Florida's first Waldorf-inspired K-8 all-outdoor education program.  We also offer parent-child classes for ages birth to 5, a parent-led playgroup, a two-day nature immersion homeschool enrichment class, and are exploring a 9th-grade offering for the school year 2023-24.

Spring River welcomes families of all identities and backgrounds with open arms and hearts. 

Learn More about Spring River's History.

Our Community

With the support of our community, we are working toward building a campus that will be home to outdoor pavilions and a biodynamic garden.  In the meantime, our classes, which operated indoors in churches and community centers for several years, have been moved to local parks from the ocean in the Beaches Area.  Our teachers and families are committed to outdoor schooling, and our mission to encourage independent thought, nourish the imagination, and cultivate social responsibility.  We believe that our connection to nature helps us all learn to be better stewards of the world around us.  Jacksonville is a welcoming, multicultural city that offers "big city" amenities, including a flourishing art and theater scene, street fairs and markets, thriving museums, professional sports, and world-class fishing.  We are blessed with year-round outdoor living on the historic St. Johns River, eco-adventures along our shaded forest trails, or sandy walks on our 22 miles of friendly neighborhood beaches.  Jacksonville proudly boasts the country's most extensive urban park system, with more than 80,000 designated acres, including 400 city parks, seven state parks, two national parks, and dozens of gardens and arboretums [from visitjax.com].

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EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

It is the policy of Spring River School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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