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Thank you for your interest in a career at Golden Tree Academy. We aim to provide a well-rounded education for our students in a small, family-like environment. Golden Tree Academy is intentionally designed to be a small school. As such, you will have the opportunity to wear a variety of hats in addition to your primary role of teacher, dorm parent, or staff memeber. This could include areas such as admissions, book-keeping, marketing, maintenance, trip planning, cooking, or wherever your talents and interests may lead. You will also be working alongside our students, helping to maintain the property (e.g., cleaning, basic landscaping, and other age-appropriate tasks) and working with any horses, farm animals, and gardens the school may provide.

It's a demanding job, especially during the school year, and it won't make you rich, but it may well be the most rewarding job you'll ever have. Those who are familiar with and enjoy working in summer camp or other boarding school settings will likely be most prepared for our positions.

As a new school, all employees will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and culture of the school and lay the foundation of the program for years to come.

Required qualifications

  • A passion for working with elementary and middle school aged children, especially non-traditional learners
  • An ability to wear multiple hats in a small school environment
  • College degree, preferably in an area related to the position applied for
  • Ability to work with others, even when you may disagree with them
  • CPR and First Aid certification or ability to be certified (at school's expense)
  • Pass criminal background investigation through state, DOJ, and FBI
  • Be drug, alcohol, and smoke-free while on campus and at all off-site school activities
  • Appropriate training, certification, and/or experience for position
  • Ability to relocate, since location has not been finalized

Positions Available

We are currently accepting inquiries for all positions incuding teachers, dorm parents, kitchen, marketing, and admissions.


  • A strong, family like atmosphere few other school's can provide
  • An opportunity to make the difference in the lives of young students
  • Health insurance coverage plus deductible assistance
  • Pension plan for those employed two or more years
  • Housing for dorm staff is provided at no cost
  • Housing for other staff may be available based on availability
  • Eligible for substantially reduced or free tuition for your own children

Application Process

  • Understand that the school is not open yet and is not able to hire you for a full-time position at the moment, with the possible exception of marketing and admissions staff. We are looking for an exceptional team of staff that can be ready to start work in a year or two. During the meantime, you will be encouraged to provide thoughts and opinions about the development of the school and curriculum.
  • Send your cover letter, résumé, and any supporting documents to Golden Tree Academy via email at school@goldentree.org. Please indicate what type of position or positions you are applying for and any additional skills which may be beneficial for the development of a small school. Should you be selected for potential hire, three or more references, a copy of school transcripts, a copy of your college degree, and a criminal background check will be required.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Golden Tree Academy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability (provided disability does not hinder job ability), marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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