EMPLOYMENT AT SPRING RIVER:  Join the Homeschool Revolution


Current Open Positions

2022-2023 School Year

Teacher Assistants (view Job Description)

Kindergarden Full Time (M-F)

Second Grade Part Time (Th/Fr)

Email: admin@springriverschool.org
Carrie Zarka Dooley, Program Director

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.  

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 for several years operated indoors in churches and community centers, have been moved to local parks steps from the ocean in the Beaches Area.  Our teachers and families are committed to outdoor schooling and to our mission to encourage independent thought, nourish 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 that include 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 whether 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 largest urban park system in the country 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].


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.