Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Internships

Our interns receive on-site training and experience in a blended learning micro-school environment. We believe this is one of a kind opportunity since blended learning schools are appearing everywhere and in some states, schools are required to provide at least a portion of their classes online. Colleges are headed in the same direction. Gifted and talented education is also on the rise and Sphinx Academy is geared toward gifted and talented students. Experience in this type of environment is a tremendous asset for new graduates and undergraduates.

Learning Coaches

We are looking for Renaissance men or women, comfortable with different subjects and willing and able to research and learn alongside students when not familiar with a concept.

Examples of skills that would improve chances of employment at Sphinx Academy:

  • Background in education.
  • Higher math and science skills including Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, physics, and statistics.
  • Computer programming skills.
  • Makerspace skills: tool skills (familiarity with tools and how/when they are used), diagnostic and problem-solving skills, and coaching skills (helping students through the highs and lows of making something).
  • A second language.

Our learning coaches must be flexible and open minded. They have to be able to help each student as an individual with unique needs. They would need to be able to guide the students with organization and study skills and to see when modifications and/or accommodations are necessary. They also have to be part of the plan for implementing these changes. They would communicate with subject teachers, step outside the planned lessons when necessary, and use other tools to help students who need a different approach. They have to keep track of their assigned students’ progress in every way and communicate with parents on a regular basis.

Since this is a blended learning environment, learning coaches have to be comfortable with technology.

We are a growing school with a unique and innovative educational model and are looking for candidates who are willing to help in the building and development process. They have to be dedicated not only to education but to changing educational paradigms and helping our students create a long-term path and a personal vision for themselves. They also have to be willing to change and improve their methods through reflection and active research.

If you feel this is for you, please e-mail or mail your contact information, resume, 3 reference letters, and other relevant documents to

Sphinx Academy
Care of: Marialyce Gradek
1591 Winchester Rd., Suite #101
Lexington, KY 40505

Teacher / Author

This is a part-time job opportunity. Fifteen hours at school to meet with students and director in addition to the time needed to oversee online classes at home including any assignments needing grading and feedback.

Teacher Author’s main responsibility is to be the lead teacher for the online classes. This would include:

  • Overseeing student progress through the course.
  • Assessing student understanding through patterns like amount done every day and time taken to go through quizzes.
  • Helping students face to face during hours spent at school.
  • Making accommodations and modifications as needed in partnership with the director of education.
  • Communicating any relevant or pertinent information with the director and/or students’ learning coach and updating them on student progress through e-mail or on a Google Doc or face to face at least once a week.
  • Partnering with students’ learning coach for students who need extra help or support academically or otherwise.
  • CC director and students’ learning coach on student and/or parent communication.

Current courses needing a teacher/author include Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics, computer science/programming, and Physics.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sphinx Academy is a 501C(3) organization that benefits greatly from community involvement. Any hours spent helping at Sphinx Academy would count as community service. Some options and opportunities for volunteering include the following:

1. Help in transportation.

2. Tutoring: we have students ranging from 6th through 12th grades and can always use extra tutors onsite to help provide individual support.

3. Workshops: individuals with special skills and knowledge are encouraged to share those skills with our students. Examples may include programming, art, knitting, auto repair, entrepreneurship, web design, 3D printing, etc. Workshops can range from a few hours to a few days.

4. Standardized test prep.

These are examples and individuals interested in volunteering are encouraged to come up with any different ideas to help enrich the student experience.

All volunteers are required to submit a KY background check before spending time with the students.

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