Employment Opportunities

OPEN POSITIONS

I. CURRENT OPENINGS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Teaching at Agamim Classical Academy

Agamim Classical Academy is a K-8, public charter school. We opened with grades K-4 in the 2015-2016 school year and will open through Grade 6 this fall. We train teachers to teach the classical subjects of grammar, logic, and rhetoric along with the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence for science, history, geography, spelling, literature, and the arts. Our math program is Saxon Math. Students study classical languages with a specialist teacher (Latin and Greek roots, Modern Hebrew), but no knowledge of these languages is required for the elementary teacher positions. Classical teachers learn to teach students to think critically and wisely through exposure to challenging literature and primary source material, Socratic-style questioning, and memorization techniques. All of our students will study and uphold our five core virtues of Fortitude, Gratitude, Joyfulness, Temperance, and Wisdom which prepare children for a life enriched with Truth, Beauty and Goodness. We are a public school that prizes the American values of Liberty and E pluribus unum, and we see developing wise, informed, articulate adult citizens active in civic life as a high purpose of classical education.

Agamim Classical Academy seeks faculty who are excited to become masters in their content areas and who have strong reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classical education is challenging and requires a dynamic, curious, engaging, bright, resilient, organized, and joyful teacher who loves to learn and works hard to see all students meet and exceed their potential. Candidates with experienced leadership in extracurricular activities is a plus. We strive to create a school environment that is orderly, refined, and thoughtful, and the teaching culture is formal and professional.
For candidates who are new to classical education, we believe the following texts provide a good starting point to learn more:

Essays:
“The Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers

Books:
The Making of Americans: Democracy and our Schools and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them, both by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

To Apply for the Teacher Position

  • Teacher Candidates will submit the following materials:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Letter of interest that includes how you heard of Agamim Classical Academy

Please send both items together to:

  • By Email — info@agamim.org
  • By Mail — Agamim Classical Academy, ATTN: Human Resources, 1503 Boyce Street, Hopkins, MN 55343

Employment Details

Per state statute, employee children are granted preference for enrollment. Please see our Enrollment Policy for more information. Teachers also must participate in the Minnesota Teacher’s Retirement System. Benefits packages are included for employees who work more than 30 hours per week, and compensation is negotiated on an individual basis.

*Agamim Classical Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.